It is with heavy hearts the family of Rick announces his sudden passing at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at the age of 59. Beloved husband of Jacqueline for 22 years. Loving father of Cassandra McConnell, Jillian Howard (Tyler Gonder), Lindsay Truong (Quy), Kevin Lesyk, Jason Lesyk (Ashley Moore). Much adored grampa to Taylor, Ella, Leah, Robyn, Theodore and Cecilia. Cherished son of William and Genevieve Howard. Dear brother of Les Howard (Barb) and Brian Howard (Audrey Farrar). He will be fondly remembered by all his family and many friends.
Rick's family will receive relatives and friends from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 pm on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467, where the service will be held in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Committal Service to follow at Parkview Cemetery, followed by a celebration in memory of Rick, at 3:00 p.m. at the Williamsburg Arms Pub, 1187 Fischer-Hallman Rd. Kitchener.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the House of Friendship would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
Visit www.henrywalser.com for Rick's memorial.