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Date of Passing: Aug 08, 2018

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RICHARD ANDREW WOJCIK April 24, 1969 August 8, 2018 It came very unexpectedly that our lives would be forever changed. On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, our loving Dad, brother and brother-in-law, son, uncle, great-uncle, nephew, cousin, colleague and friend was taken from us way too soon, at the age of 49 years. Prayers will be held on Sunday evening, August 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Memories in Wojcik's Funeral Chapel, 1020 Main Street at Manitoba Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Grant Memorial Baptist Church, 877 Wilkes Avenue with Rev. Fr. Barry Schoonbaert and Rev. Carol Janke officiants. A private family entombment will take place in Richard's Mausoleum, in St. Mary Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery, Beausejour, MB. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, 1020 Main Street, Winnipeg 204.586.8668
Publish Date: Aug 25, 2018

RICHARD ANDREW WOJCIK April 24, 1969 - August 8, 2018 "To Everything There is a Season." Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 It came very unexpectedly that our lives would be forever changed. On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, our loving Dad, Brother and Brother-in-law, Son, Uncle, Great-Uncle, Nephew, Cousin, Colleague and Friend was taken from us way too soon, at the age of 49 years. Remaining to lovingly cherish Richard's memory are his two children: daughter, Rachel and son, Ryan; sister, Christine Mitchell (Grant); niece, Stephanie Pedersen (Kurt) and great-nephew, Hunter (Kurt's children, Kylee, Kamren and Natasha); brothers, Arthur (Art) Wojcik (Carrie); nephew, Brayden and niece, Taylor, David Wojcik (Jamie); nephews, Kyle and Quinn and niece Jasmine, dad Edward Wojcik (Viola); former wife Louise Penny (Kevin); former partner Laurie Higgs (Matt and Jordyn); as well as numerous cousins, relatives and friends too numerous to mention, whom he had a very close bond and connection with. He was predeceased by his mother Margaret Wojcik (July 21, 2015); grandparents, Frank Wojcik (April 4, 1980) and Pauline Wojcik (September 18, 1999); Jacob Graft (November 30, 1964) and Helen Graft (nee Pawlak) (May 16, 1977), as well as 14 aunts, uncles and cousins on his mother's side. Richard was born and raised in Beausejour. At the age of five, the family moved to Gillam and then Sundance, while his dad worked as a pipefitter on the generating stations. In 1979 the family moved back to Beausejour. Being the motivated and gifted individual Richard was, it was not long after that he began his lifelong work in the funeral service profession. At the young age of 12 he began washing cars, cutting grass and answering phones for Russell Funeral Home. After high school, he undertook a two-year Apprenticeship from the Western School of Mortuary Practice in Winnipeg at the University of Manitoba. He then spent the next 11 years employed in various funeral chapels honing his skills. While in Beausejour, Richard was a Firefighter with the Beausejour Brokenhead Fire Department and also a member of the Beausejour Ambulance Service. Throughout Richard's 37 years of dedication to his profession, he had been employed at a number of this province's well-known funeral establishments, both international corporations and privately owned funeral homes. This includes Russell's Funeral Home and Sobering Funeral Chapel in Beausejour, as well as Chapel Lawn, Korban's, Green Acres, Cropo's and Leatherdale Gardiner Funeral Chapels in Winnipeg. On October 13, 1998, Richard and Louise became the owners of Wojcik's Funeral Chapel at 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. It was admirable that Richard, at the age of 29, had the foresight and courage to start his own business. There were many a day when he sat nervously at his desk wondering if he would get enough calls to pay the bills. Five years later on August 16, 2003, his first privately owned Crematorium began operation in Headingley. He then acquired a second Chapel on April 1, 2008, at 1020 Main Street. Finally, on his birthday, April 24, 2015, the re-opening took place of Wojcik's Crematorium in Headingley, after a fire had destroyed the first one. First and foremost, Richard was a dedicated and loving dad to his children, Rachel and Ryan, whom he cherished dearly. They were always a first priority and he managed to balance being there for every important event in their lives as well as serving his "families" in funeral service. "Our Dad thought the world of us and couldn't wait to see us when it was his week. On Friday evenings we would order pizza and pick a movie to sit back and enjoy. The three of us would catch up with all the stories from the past week and enjoy whatever movie we were in the mood to watch. Since our dad LOVED to imitate anyone who had a different accent, such as the Scottish, in the movie "BRAVE", he would be stuck repeating the same phrases repeatedly because he couldn't get them out of his head!" "When we were with our mom for the week throughout the school year, he would always want to drive either of us to school so he would be able to start his morning off "just right". Dad would always want to hold our hand while driving and he would say, "Hold my hand while we still can!" "For my 16th birthday Dad made it extra special, as he normally would any occasion, and bought me tickets for my mom and I to attend a Billy Joel concert in Minneapolis. It was a thrilling experience to be able to sit in the second row! If that wasn't enough, he surprised me by taking Ryan and I to Disney World and stayed at the Animal Kingdom! This was just typical of what my Dad would accomplish! Dad was a good sport and "tried" to accommodate Ryan's desires for outdoor sports. This seemed to be pretty foreign to him, as he really didn't like to get sweaty! He LOVED to be clean and used his favourite cologne to finish off his routine so he would smell good all day long!" Being the youngest of four siblings, and the baby in the family, Richard had a very close bond with his mom. He was proud to have learned how to play guitar by his mother at the age of seven. Richard became self-taught in playing many more musical instruments without being able to read a note or understand music. He played piano, organ and accordion and had "attempted" to learn the violin (that instrument didn't go so well). From a young age, he had an insatiable love of country music and wanted to be a part of the kitchen parties that were a common occurrence with his mom, aunts and uncles. Many family gatherings were enjoyed by the entertainment of Richard's musical abilities. As an adult, it was always a special time when he would go over to his mom's and they would sing and harmonize and play guitar for hours "like they used to". Richard's passion for country music had him listening to the classics by artists such as Charlie Pride, Don Williams, The Carter Family and more. His all-time favourite however was George Jones. We joked with him about one day renting the Concert Hall and holding a "George Jones Impersonator" concert as he knew every song by heart and could imitate him so well! We thought "if your siblings think you're good, then people will definitely pay to hear you sing"! He always said, "When George Jones dies I'm going to his funeral". When Jones finally did die, Richard "worked his magic" and did everything possible to attend the funeral. He got his wish! It meant so much to him to be among the artists he idolized and was warmly welcomed and greeted by The Oakridge Boys at the cemetery where "The Possum" (George's nick name) was laid to rest. Together, with his mom, he attended many concerts in Winnipeg such as Frank Mills, Don Williams, Kenny Rogers, Tommy Hunter, The Rankins, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Vince Gill and of course, Richard's idol, Country Music's Living Legend, George Jones, whom he was able to meet backstage on more than one occasion. Richard had the most outgoing, genuine and loving personality. His generous spirit touched many people he met along his all too short time on earth. He embraced you whether you were a stranger or friend. Whenever he saw you he always had a smile and would give you the biggest hug possible, and shake your hand. Richard always made sure you knew he loved you and would say it often. It became a family tradition for him to be the first one to call and sing "Happy Birthday", (the earlier the better, sometimes just after midnight, to beat anyone else!) Being the competitive person Richard was, he would call on "HIS" birthday, before you could call him, and sing "Happy Birthday to Me!" Even though we knew to expect this of him, it was always hilarious! Richard would always have stories of events and people in his life and would often say, "I should write a book!" His gift of re-creating events, complete with a solid imitation of their voice and mannerisms, were sure to make you laugh hysterically. He had a child-like spirit that couldn't wait to scare the crap out of you, play a practical joke, or just have some fun around those people that came into his life. Richard came to be known and admired, (though not always), as a very unique individual who insisted on doing things the "Richard Wojcik Way". His perfectionist personality is what led him to become a very successful business owner. Prayers will be held on Sunday evening, August 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Memories in Wojcik's Funeral Chapel, 1020 Main Street at Manitoba Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Grant Memorial Baptist Church, 877 Wilkes Avenue with Rev. Fr. Barry Schoonbaert and Rev. Carol Janke officiants. A private family Entombment will take place in Richard's Mausoleum in St. Mary Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery, Beausejour, MB. Our family would like to express sincere thanks and gratitude to the EMS staff, doctors and nurses at the Grace Hospital ICU for their excellent care and compassion to Richard and our family during this difficult time; Dr. R. Hamedani for your professional care and friendship over the years, Pastor Carol Janke and Father Owen Steeves for their prayers and support; Roger Girouard, longtime friend and colleague, for offering his professional services; Susan Hamilton MEI and Gail Bedosky MEI, for all of your assistance to our family; the numerous family and friends who were with us at the hospital to offer comfort, love and support; and everyone who called, texted or e-mailed their condolences. As well, thank you to those colleagues in the Funeral Service Profession who have reached out to help in any way they can. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard's memory to a charity of one's choice. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg 204.897.4665 "If you love something, love it completely. Cherish it, say it, but most importantly, show it. Life is finite and fragile and just because something is there one day, It might not be the next. Never take that for granted. Say what you need to say, then say a little more. Say too much. Show too much. Love too much. Everything is temporary, but love. Love outlives us all." "Thank you, Richard for leaving us with this message of love and your legacy. You truly were one of a kind and we will miss you deeply."
Publish Date: Aug 18, 2018

RICHARD ANDREW WOJCIK April 24, 1969 - August 8, 2018 It came very unexpectedly that our lives would be forever changed. On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, our loving Dad, Brother and Brother-in-law, Son, Uncle, Great-Uncle, Nephew, Cousin, Colleague and Friend was taken from us way too soon, at the age of 49 years. Prayers will be held on Sunday evening, August 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Memories in Wojcik's Funeral Chapel, 1020 Main Street at Manitoba Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Grant Memorial Baptist Church, 877 Wilkes Avenue with Rev. Fr. Barry Schoonbaert presider. A private family Entombment will take place in Richard's Mausoleum in St. Mary Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Beausejour, MB. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg 204.897.4665
Publish Date: Aug 15, 2018

RICHARD ANDREW WOJCIK It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our loving father, brother, son, uncle and friend on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Richard died at the Grace Hospital, at the age of 49 years. A longer obituary notice will follow. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg 204.897.4665
Publish Date: Aug 11, 2018

RICHARD ANDREW WOJCIK Unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Richard Wojcik died at the Grace Hospital, at the age of 49 years. A longer obituary notice will follow. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg 204.897.4665

Publish Date: Aug 10, 2018

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 10, 2018, Aug 11, 2018, Aug 15, 2018, Aug 18, 2018, Aug 25, 2018

Condolences & Memories (52 entries)

  • I was startled to learn of his passing just today from a friend. I had chosen him for my father's and later mother's service and cremation. He had a unique, pleasing personality as a funeral director. Warmth and sensitivity along with a gentle sense of humour which was helpful for guiding me through all those choices and paperwork comfortably. I should add he never used "hard sell" tactics in purchase categories...always simply laid out the options, allowed time and privacy to consider and respectfully accepted my choices. I even remember walking into him outside Shoppers Drug Mart near Moray Street. He recognized me (considering all his clients, a memory like an elephant) and again had a brief pleasant chat. Thank you, Richard...God bless. Condolences to his family and close friends...he left a great, positive impact on many. - Posted by: Lisa Graham (Client) on: Sep 02, 2018

  • It was a difficult time for me and my family and Richard saved us. Thank you for taking care of my mom. I was honoured to meet you. Rest In Peace my friend.... Jayson Mclean - Posted by: Jayson McLean (Acquaintance ) on: Aug 26, 2018

  • That is a shock to see Mr Wojcik in the passage, I was his barber when I worked at Kenneth Barber Shop at 299 Archibald Street, always nice to see him. RIP Richard, my condolences to all the family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss. Chantal, le petit barbier. - Posted by: Chantal Husson (his barber) on: Aug 25, 2018

  • He called me friend!Always warm,welcoming and a wonderful smile that lit up the room.We spoke from time to time and our conversation were a continuation from the last time we spoke.We spoke of our families , and especially our children .Yes, we even spoke of death and he was not afraid to die. I would shush him and tell him God was not ready for him.We met over twenty some years ago and remained friends.Goodbye friend.RIP God has a new angel. - Posted by: Carol Ann Niven (Friend ) on: Aug 24, 2018

  • I was shocked when a close fried called to tell me of Richard's recent passing. My first thoughts were of his children Rachel and Ryan. Richard often spoke affectionately of them as they were the apple of his eye. I had the opportunity of working part time with Richard almost since he started his business. Richard was very involved in running the funeral home and had very little idle time, so occasionally when we travelled together we would share some personal thoughts. It was a great time for him to unwind and we enjoyed our trips together. Richard was a special friend and he will be missed. - Posted by: Richard SELCH (Friend ) on: Aug 24, 2018

  • We (Bev & Sherry) utilized Richard's services when our Dad passed away 4 years ago this November. With our Dad having lived a very long life, we weren't quite as heart broken as some, and we really enjoyed Richard's sense of humor. He reminded us so much of Jon Stewart that we even took a couple of shots of him which we truly meant to somehow get to Jon Stewart but never did. Anyway, we are so sorry to know that he passed away so suddenly and at such a young age. Our condolences to the family. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Bev & Rod Smith, Sherry & Rick Hubka (Clients) on: Aug 24, 2018

  • A large soul gone too soon. My condolences to the Wojcik family, so sorry for your loss. I only met Richard once but once was enough to see how very special he was. My autistic daughter who never liked men and chooses her friends carefully felt an instant bond with Richard and he with her. Thank you Richard for making her feel so completely accepted in a world that is not so accepting. You were one of a kind and will be missed.❤ - Posted by: Theresa Lingelbach (Family friend) on: Aug 21, 2018

  • My deepest condolences to my Wojcik family. Cherish the memories, as we all have so very many, and know that he is with his Mom (Auntie Toots) and smiling looking at all of us. RIP Richard, miss you - Posted by: Janice Hunter (Cousin) on: Aug 20, 2018

  • To Rachel, Ryan and Family Gord and I are very thankful that we had the privilege of knowing your Great Dad! Your Dad always had that infectious smile, that he freely shared with everyone. Richard was thoughtful and generous. We were recipients of generosity many times, being invited to several Wojcik’s Christmas parties. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Rev. Gordon and Val Shields Servant Song vs. 2&4 We are pilgrims on the journey We are brothers on the road We are here to help each other Walk the mile and bear the load I will weep when you are weeping When you laugh, I'll laugh with you I will share your joy and sorrow Till we've seen this journey through. - Posted by: Rev. Gordon and Val Shields (Friend) on: Aug 20, 2018

  • I offer my heartfelt sympathy to Richard's family through this time of great loss. When my mom passed away Richard gave so much comfort and support from his heart and it really did make a huge difference through such a difficult time. I hope you, his family, and his friends, will find some comfort in knowing that he touched the deeply, those who were suffering loss. I ran into Richard at Safeway a week before he passed after 17 1/2 years and although I am just a client I am so grateful for that opportunity. - Posted by: Sandra Lips (Client) on: Aug 19, 2018

  • I had the good fortune of having Richard handle cremation arrangements for my Mother after she passed. He was kind, friendly and provided for mine & my family’s needs during a very difficult time for us. My heart, thoughts & love go out to Richard’s entire family. Richard will be sorely missed within the community. - Posted by: Jeff Walker (Client) on: Aug 19, 2018

  • Our deepest condolence to Richard's family and friends. We are deeply saddened about this news, when I heard about it I kept telling myself that I hope it was a mistake. We will deeply miss Richard, I have been dealing with him for 22 years. He is so good to deal with, very kind with a great sense of humor. Heaven gained another angel...from all your friends at Norwood Tent & Awning - Posted by: Fhem Manansala - Norwood Tent & Awning Inc. (Friend) on: Aug 16, 2018

  • Richard and I shared many laughs. He taught me about the industry which assisted me in my job at the time. Prayers and thoughts to his entire family. God bless. - Posted by: Anne Wowchuk (Friend) on: Aug 15, 2018

  • Our deepest sympathy to the Wojcik families. I will always remember Richard from school and as adults. We had at lot of laughs together. You left too soon. Friend Trevor Krawchuk I used to cut Richard's hair for many years. His smile and laugh will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace. Connie and Paul Krawchuk - Posted by: Paul, Connie and Trevor Krawchuk (Friends) on: Aug 15, 2018

  • Please accept my sincere sadness for the loss of Ricky. Thank you for the childhood memories in Beausejour, Manitoba I will carry in my heart forever. You truly brought a smile and happiness to me whenever I saw you. May you RIP knowing how much you will be missed. Love Lynn Molnar - Posted by: Lynn Molnar (Cousin ) on: Aug 15, 2018

  • Our deepest condolences to the Wojick family, I am saddened by the loss of Richard. Richard was a great help and professional through the organizing of both my parents funerals in last 4 years. We had some great laughs and kibitzing through very difficult times and would end our business relationship with see you soon, but maybe not to soon!! I hope that all the tributes will bring some solace to his family and employees. Richard will be missed. - Posted by: Chris Witoski (Client) on: Aug 15, 2018

  • My family and I are saddened by the sudden passing of Rick. We were fortunate to have him visit us in Edmonton last November. We shared much laughter and history that day. Rick was a dear loving man who could really make one laugh. We are so sorry for the heart pain and sorrow the family is suffering. - Cousin Diane Gronau {nee Pihulak} and Family. - Posted by: Diane Gronau (Cousin) on: Aug 14, 2018

  • I am saddened and shocked by Richard's passing. I had the privilege of working with Richard and staff for many years on a few of his advertising campaigns. I would drop by and on rare occasions I would get the opportunity to meet with Richard. There was never a time that I saw him without a smile and joking. One time we were joking that neither of us had to worry about dying and that we would be here for a very very long time, as only the good die young. I guess this rings true as we lost one of the best. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and staff. Rest in peace Richard. - Posted by: Margaret Hemphill (Business associate) on: Aug 13, 2018

  • I was shocked & very sad to hear of Richard's passing. I loved Richard's sense of humour; I guess that’s why we got along so well. I will never forget how compassionate & thoughtful he was to our family when we lost my dad. My heart aches for Rachelle & Ryan. You lost a wonderful dad who loved you both so very much. He will always be watching over you & loving you from heaven. Louise may God give you strength in the difficult days ahead as you help fill the big void Richard's passing has left on your children’s life. Hugs to all ❤️ - Posted by: Brenda (Meisner) Smith (Friend) on: Aug 13, 2018

  • I just learned about Richard's passing today, during my chemo session from a volunteer that happened to work with many funeral directors. It was sad news to me even though I met Richard only few times. As a client, I will always remember Richard as a very respectful, thoughtful, and professional human being who was able to offer me support and advise during very sad times in my life. My sincere condolences to his family❤️. Farewell Richard, rest in peace. 🌹🌹🌹 Guerra, Yonza Family. - Posted by: Anna Guerra (Client) on: Aug 13, 2018

  • Wow. This was a shocker. As I contemplated all I would or could write here in remembrance, I realized the list would be too long, the stories too many. Richard, you were the best and I am heartbroken that you were taken so young. Thank you for your support of me in times of great need and for your overall friendship. (You were most definitely not supposed to go first.) - Posted by: Laura Hawkins (Friend) on: Aug 13, 2018

  • Condolences to Richard's Family ❤️❤️. I remember the 1st time I met Richard back in the early - mid 80's, Richard was playing his guitar at a mutual friend's house and singing and eventually had us all singing .. We have been friends ever since.. I was shocked to hear today what had happened. Condolences to his family and especially to his kids.. RIP Richard 😢❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻 - Posted by: Debbie & Glen Beger (Friend) on: Aug 13, 2018

  • Sorry to hear about Richard, condolences and prayers to his children and family. - Posted by: Bruce orr (Friend) on: Aug 12, 2018

  • I am so incredibly sorry to hear about his passing. Not only was he a member of my church for years, but he was also a friend of the family’s, and provided lots for our family after we experienced our own losses. Always a delight to see him and speak with him. He always talked about his kids with me as he loved them so much. He played part in reasoning incredible young people. I’m sure he’ll keep on loving them from heaven. My whole heart is with the family, but especially his children who lost their dad far too soon. A brilliant and kind, humourous man was needed somewhere else. God will be with you in the people around you and make certain you are supported in this time. ❤️ - Posted by: Rebecca (Friend of Rachel’s and Church Member) on: Aug 12, 2018

  • With a very heavy heart and huge sigh, wow, hard to believe that a spirit like Richard is gone from this earth. I’ve always looked at undertakers as someone that was just in it for the money, until I met Richard. I thought to myself when he called me for the first time, that he’s so loving and funny and free spirited. At times when I would get a call from him, I would always take his calls right away because he was a man that loved life and all the ups and downs with it. I called him on Wednesday and he didn’t call me back and I thought it was because he was dealing with somebody else’s pain. I didn’t know know him as well as some, but I was calling him to come vacation this winter with my wife and myself in Puerto Vallarta. And, I thought what a wonderful time we would have, just being around him. To his family, my deepest condolences! Rest In Peace brother, till we meet again. Scotty Whitesell - Posted by: Scott whitesell (Friend) on: Aug 12, 2018

  • The news of Richard's sudden passing was impossible for me to believe, after all, I had just talked to him 2 weeks ago!! It wasn’t until I spoke with Louise, that it became real. I am numb, I am broken-hearted! Richard had a personality that was larger than life. Even in the darkest times of life, he could make the sun shine for you with one of his jokes, or his quick witted comebacks! His laugh was contagious. He was a man of many talents, his guitar playing superb, and when he sang, the Heavens opened up to listen! Like all of us, I wish I’d had more time with him. Plans we made for Christmas, will have to wait until we meet again. My heartfelt condolences go out to his 2 children, whom he loved beyond expression, as well as my cousins (his siblings). To Louise, who has the toughest road ahead helping their children through this most difficult time, my love and prayers are with you. Rest In Peace sweet cousin. Rest In Peace! - Posted by: Colleen Dickens (Graff) Gulfport Mississippi (Cousin) on: Aug 12, 2018

  • I believe God has plans for you our broken hearts cannot understand. I am so thankful for the time we had together. You lived with such passion and determination and touched so many people with your comedic and loving personality! I love you so much and miss you terribly! "May God bless you and keep you, may He make His face to shine upon you, and give you peace" Numbers 6:24-26 Give Mom a hug and tell her I love her! Yours always, "Stella" xoxoxo - Posted by: Christine Mitchell (Sister 😘♥️) on: Aug 11, 2018

  • Our family is so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. Although we only met a few times he was such dynamic and interesting man who really helped our family during our time of need. We are thinking of you and your family. He was really one of a kind. - Posted by: Tysa Telfer (Past client) on: Aug 11, 2018

  • I honestly can’t believe he’s gone. I see his photo with his obituary and it just doesn’t make sense. His hatred for cigarette smoking, how he always had hand sanitizer close by, how he would pull a Kleenex out of the box and shake the extra fibres off it before using it...and his wicked sense of humour. I will always remember sitting across the desk in the chapel office when I worked with him in 2015. He was showing me how to complete some paperwork, when all of a sudden he stopped mid-sentence and said, “I can’t even look at you without seeing your father” and smiled his huge smile. I said “Well I’m glad you said that because all I see when I look at you is your mom!” He laughed his infectious laugh, and for the next few days we addressed each other by our parent’s names. Rick was there for me when another close family member had severe health issues. I could call or text him at any hour and he always made time to talk it out. He picked me up and would drive me to see this person, saying I shouldn’t drive. He helped me get through a very tough time and I will always be thankful for that. Knowing how he helped me during that time in my life, I felt comforted knowing he would be there to do the same thing again when the need arose. Only he won’t be now. Rachel and Ryan, your dad loved you very much. I hope you know that and have many fond memories of him. - Posted by: Dana (Cousin) on: Aug 11, 2018

  • I was so very sorry to hear of Richard's passing. I first got to know Richard and his family through St. Paul the Apostle at our fall suppers. Richard was always very generous in supporting the community in many ways. I also had the privilege of his support when my husband passed away and also my birth mother. Richard was always professional and caring in his business. My condolences to Rachel and Ryan as well as the rest of the family. Heaven will now be full of laughter and I am sure, many hi jinks. - Posted by: Carole Williams (Client) on: Aug 11, 2018

  • Richard I will miss our conversations and your wit. My condolences to the family. You all and we lost a great man. Our thoughts are with you at this very tough time. - Posted by: Robert Johnson (Friend) on: Aug 11, 2018

  • Richard took care of our mother when she passed and did it with professionalism and respect. We used to go to Bausejour and spend time with the family, I still remember shooting the pellet gun in the back and. I didn't see him much, I remember running into him at the Charlie Pride concert when we both took our moms, too soon and too young. - Posted by: Rob Clements (Cousin) on: Aug 11, 2018

  • Richard was one of the hardest working and most talented people I have ever known. He showed kindness, compassion and sincerity to everyone he met. I will never forget the many times I went to visit my mother (Richard's aunt Mary) and he had been over with a bouquet of flowers to brighten up her day. In addition to his incredible business talent, Richard also played guitar and sang. I often wondered if he would have been a star if he had pursued that talent. Instead he decided to use his skills to help people when they most needed him. He donated his skills to the grieving parents of lost infants and sponsored a Mass of Angels every year to speed the tiny souls on their journey. Here is one soul who will go directly to the arms of our Saviour. God Bless you Rick and thank you for all the good you did in your life. - Posted by: Linda Ament-Juneau (Cousin) on: Aug 11, 2018

  • My family and I we first met Richard and his wife in 1998; my uncle died suddenly on October 1st of that year. Richard and his wife were just getting ready to open the Portage and Sharpe location. I believe we were like the first or at least one of the first services they did. Richard and his wife were both so very amazing and compassionate and just what our family needed at the time. My heart goes out to the Wojcik family. My you rest in peace Richard. God bless. - Posted by: Danielle Rohde (Former client ) on: Aug 11, 2018

  • I was extremely shocked to hear of Richard's passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to his entire family. My brothers and I dealt with Richard when our mom passed away just before Christmas. She had pre-planned most of her funeral with Richard years earlier. Our mom would often tell us how he will take care of us in the event of her passing and she was right. He was so caring, compassionate and his attention to detail gave us peace of mind. Rest in peace Richard. - Posted by: Patricia Plamondon (Client) on: Aug 11, 2018

  • Dear Wojcik Family- it’s with great sadness and heavy hearts that we offer our sincere condolences to you. Richard touched our lives in a special way - so many jokes and so many laughs along with heartfelt conversations, he always expressed how proud and how much he loved Rachael and Ryan, we could always pick up where we left off when we would connect. Richard’s passing certainly puts things in perspective with the busy lives we live, we just never know... Rest in peace my friend. Felicia & Steve - Posted by: Felicia & Steve Kehler (Friends ) on: Aug 11, 2018

  • Christmas Eve of 2016, I answered the phone to Richard singing “Jingle Bells”. He was on his way back into town from Beausejour. He said he was calling the people he loved and we talked all the way home. I am heartsick. God needed Richard to carry on his love of others on another plain. Christine, David, Art and especially Rachel and Ryan, know that you were so loved by this man with a huge heart. - Posted by: Elizabeth Hunter (Cousin) on: Aug 11, 2018

  • I retired from St. Francois Xavier School in 2008 and he was invited to come and read a book for his niece Christine in February Read-a-Book month. That is why I call him to be my friend. He was so nice and always giving me a big hug every time I saw him especially at funerals. Rest in Peace and keep on giving hugs!!! My prayers to his son and daughter. - Posted by: Maria Wallack (friend) on: Aug 11, 2018

  • Our deepest sympathies go to the family of Richard Wojcik. Our family met with Richard only a short time ago. Richard helped us through an unexpected difficult time in our lives. We found Richard to be a very caring and understanding person. Richard had a very comforting way with words to our family at our time of loss. Richard will be greatly missed! Our deepest condolences to the Wojcik Family! The Anderson and McBride Families - Posted by: The Anderson and McBride Family (Client) on: Aug 11, 2018

  • My deepest sympathy to the Wojcik family. - Posted by: Bonnie Graft (Cousin) on: Aug 11, 2018

  • I was very deeply saddened to hear from our other cousin ,that Richard passed away. I often think of the jokes I played on you, when I visited in 2003.Yes Toots was in on it too. You were so shocked when I said Helene is my grandmother. It was priceless, then you wanted us to pull it on Christine. She kept calling Richard. It was so good to see you. May God Bless our Family in this great loss of Richard, our husband, father,sibling and cousin.God be with you Richard on your journey. Sincere Condolences Leslie Madunic. - Posted by: Leslie Madunic (cousins) on: Aug 11, 2018

  • The world is loosing so many wonderful people too fast. Rick was a very happy, caring helpful funny person who never forgot who you were. I could Pass him walking passed his chapel on main and he would recognize “Eleanor’s daughter anywhere,” ... I ran into you maybe a week or so ago, You were your happy self. Wojcik family I am deeply sorry for your loss, he will always be remembered as an amazing person... Rest In Paradise Rick. Love Kendra H - Posted by: Kendra H (Cousin ) on: Aug 10, 2018

  • I’m so saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Richard!!! My deepest condolences to his family! After several years of not seeing him. I ran into him with his children at the store. It was almost like years hadn’t passed... We joked about all of their famous faces being on billboards & bus benches... It was great! Richards personality could light up a dark room. He was one of a kind, & will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Rest In Peace My favourite Undertaker! - Posted by: Amanda (Business associate ) on: Aug 10, 2018

  • Very premature departure, Greyhound. - Posted by: Albert Leclaire (Peer - Funeral Director/Embalmer) on: Aug 10, 2018

  • My husband and myself were shocked to hear about Richard. I saw Richard a few weeks ago and he was looking good. He gave me a hug and said long time no see. Our deepest condolences to his family. He will be missed. Sincerely, Ed & Lynne Chmielowski - Posted by: Lynne Chmielowski (Friend) on: Aug 10, 2018

  • Josie and I were extremely shocked to hear of his passing at a young age. Any time when we got together, he was extremely pleasant, always. We will miss Richard, and may he rest in peace. Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. - Posted by: Jim J. & Josie Rak (Good friends for many years) on: Aug 10, 2018

  • Our family, Einarson's, wish to send deepest sympathies to Richard's family. He was a very caring and compassionate man. He had a way of comforting you at a very difficult time. Richard went above and beyond when it came to caring for my brother who passed away in Edmonton. He came out there and gave us all great peace of mind and reassurance that all would be well. He helped us in more than one funeral and his attention to every detail was a blessing. He will be so missed. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with the family. He is at peace. - Posted by: Randee Einarson (Client) on: Aug 10, 2018

  • My brother and myself just met with Richard about two weeks ago. When I saw him he greeted me with open arms. It was nice to see him again. My sympathies to Richard’s family he will never be forgotten by my husband and myself. - Posted by: Lynne Chmielowski (Friend ) on: Aug 10, 2018

  • We met Richard and family at Messiah Luthern Church where we are members. An engaging, courteous person with two personable youngsters he obviously adored. - Posted by: Lynn & Marie Blake (Church) on: Aug 10, 2018

  • I was shocked to hear of Richard's passing. My condolences to his family. We had the pleasure of meeting with Richard a few months ago for some funeral planning. He was a very charismatic and dynamic man and totally put my mom at ease. His passing is truly a loss to all who knew him. Rest in peace Richard. - Posted by: Tracy Withoos (Prospective Client) on: Aug 10, 2018

  • It was a shock to hear of Richard's passing. He was such a help with the loss of our mom and dad (his aunt and uncle) and the sudden loss of our sister (his cousin). He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace Richard. You can now sing with your mom and my mom and dad in Heaven again. - Posted by: Dawn Gray (Graff) (Cousin) on: Aug 10, 2018

  • Deepest sympathies go out to all the families of Richard. Was a shock to hear about Richard. - Posted by: Lori Stelmaschuk (Friend) on: Aug 10, 2018

Wojcik's All Beliefs and Faiths Funeral Chapel (Main Street)

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