GOY, Richard Dean
Feb 18, 1957 – May 20, 2014
We are sad to announce that Rick lost his 2 year battle with an auto immune disease. He fought with dignity and everything he had. Born in Vancouver, he was the eldest of Emil & Stephanie Goys’ 4 children. Rick enjoyed a great childhood filled with sports and terrorizing his neighbourhood. He worked for Canada Safeway for 42 years where he forged many long friendships. He married his wife Linda in 1978 and they had 36 wonderful years together. They were blessed with 2 great children Natalie & Adam and 3 exceptional grandchildren who knew him as “Poppa”. He loved playing baseball and golf. He coached Adam’s team and was patient and giving of his time. When Adam took up fishing, Rick joined him and they spent many hours at the “Limit Hole”. Travel became his passion, and he and Linda saw a lot of the world. He was a born tour guide and organizer. He’s probably divided heaven into quadrants already. He was proud of his children and grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his father, Emil. Left to miss him are his wife Linda; daughter Natalie (Dean), son Adam (Sandra); grandchildren Andrew, Emma and Chase; sister Deby (Dan); brother Jeff (Sharon); sister Julie (Roger) and many nieces and nephews. As well as his mother Stephanie (Bert); in laws Ken & Wynne and brother in law Neil. He left us far too soon.
Enjoy your cruise to heaven, we booked you a suite.
A big thank you to the ICU and 6 North nursing staff at RCH. If you so wish, a donation may be made to the charity of your choice. Celebration of Rick’s life will be held Sunday June 1st at 1pm at Fraserview Village Hall – 22610 116th Ave, Maple Ridge.
Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca