Waterloo Region Generations
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Douglas Joseph Rickert[1]

Male 1938 - 2006  (68 years)


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  • Name Douglas Joseph Rickert 
    Born 27 Mar 1938 
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-42141 
    Died 12 Sep 2006  Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I42141  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 

    Father Earl Grey Rickert,   b. 8 Nov 1911,   d. 10 Dec 1979, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Catherine Marie Koebel,   b. 14 Aug 1910, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 2008  (Age < 97 years) 
    Family ID F52407  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Vivian Laflamme 
    Children 
     1. Melanie Rickert
     2. Francine Catherine Rickert
     3. Andrew Douglas Rickert
     4. Anthony Earl Rickert
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F10288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RICKERT, Douglas Joseph - March 27, 1938 - September 12, 2006. It is with much sadness for Doug's family to announce the loss of "The Best". Best husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. His soul left this earth with true faith and dignity after a year of pain and suffering from his cancer. He will be remembered with eternal love by his wife of 45 years, Vivian (LaFlamme). His humble kindness and example are remembered by his children Melanie (Peter) Stern, Waterloo; Francine (Greg) Schlosser, Windsor; Andrew (Jennifer) Rickert, Kitchener; and Anthony (Mona) Rickert, Mississauga. His fun, generosity and teaching ways are remembered by his grandchildren Matthew, Timothy and Rachel Stern; Paul, Mark and Michael Schlosser; Daniel, Stephen and Brian Rickert; and Emily, Sophie and Holly Rickert. Lovingly remembered by his only sister Donna (Peter) Breck and their children Greg, Cynthia and Lisa, Michigan, U.S.A. Deeply missed by his mother-in-law Rose (LaFlamme) Uttley, his brother-in-law Jim LaFlamme, his sisters-in-law Lorraine Daub, Claire LaFlamme, Joan (Mike) Roga, Marilyn (Larry) Culliton, Emilie (Doug) Totzke, Kitchener-Waterloo and Elaine (Chuck) Maziarz-Wilkin, West Montrose. Doug taught at South Huron District High School, Exeter and Preston High School for 35 years. He also taught at Wilfrid Laurier University. He was highly respected and regarded for his integrity and intelligence which he readily shared with anyone. His years of retirement were spent doing the things he loved on his hobby farm, his love of nature and his worldly travels with his beloved Vivian. Doug never lost faith in God and was fearless and prepared for eternal life. Doug will be missed by his buddies, Dennis, Peter, Gord, Gary, Brack and Bob and friends including Peggy and Pat Wallace, Ottawa, ten godchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and his cousin Karen (Albert) Vredeveld and children, Stratford. Predeceased by his parents, Earl Grey and Catherine (Koebel) Rickert, three brothers-in-law, and two sisters-in-law. Visitation will be held at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener 519-749-8467, Thursday (tonight) 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's RC Church on Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 10 a.m. with Father William LaFlamme, Father Ernest Varosi and Father Ron Voisin (their Pastor at St. Boniface, Maryhill) officiating. Funeral prayers with Father Voisin at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon. As an expression of sympathy a donation to Lisaard House, Cambridge would be much appreciated and may be placed through the funeral home. Doug will always live on in our memories. Thank you for the kindness and superb care given to him during his stay at Grand River Hospital (8th floor nurses), his light-hearted, hopeful care during his chemo at the Grand River Cancer Centre and finally his devoted and passionate attention at Lisaard House will always be cherished by his family. Thank you also for the decisions made by all doctors and nurses involved with Doug's illness. His visits from Father Ron Voisin, Father William LaFlamme and Father Ernie Varosi were precious gifts from God. Last but not least, thank you for the hope and faith given to Doug from his devoted relatives and friends through all the cards of prayers, wellness and hope.

      The Record 14 Sep 2006

  • Sources 
    1. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Earl Grey Rickert.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Sep 2006 - Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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