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ANTAL, Richard

June 23, 1940-Saskatoon, SK
June 5, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Rick passed away in Calgary after a courageous 14 year long battle with cancer.

Rick was a Son, Brother, Husband, Father, G-Pa and Uncle. He was an avid electrical engineer, a builder of houses, cars, and boats, a hunter, fisherman, lover of the outdoors. His personal achievements run high and wide. Rick was a friend and mentor to many, many people. He will be missed by all those he touched.

There is no Death

I am standing on the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch her until at length she is a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says, “There! She’s gone!” Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side, and she is just as able to bear her load of living weight to her destined harbour.

Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, “There! She’s gone!”
There are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, “There she comes!”

And that is dying.
(author unknown)

I’VE GONE FISHIN…..

A Celebration of Rick’s Life will be held in Bragg Creek at a later date.

In living memory of Rick Antal, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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  1. Gary and Judy Wilton :

    We have so many good memories of both your mom and dad from the day we met them in Bragg Creek. We had many fun times from dances to travelling to Hawaii with them and you kids.

    He truly was a dear man and will always be missed by everyone who knew him.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

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  2. Aileen Hagel :

    It has been a privilege to have known and loved Rick, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to put a smile on his face from time to time.
    I have laughed, loved and lived with your beautiful family and my thoughts are with you. Rick will be remembered fondly.
    Caa Caa!

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  3. I had the pleasure and joy of knowing Rick. Some people touch your life just by their presence. Rick was definitely one of those. Thank you Rick

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