August 15, 1950 – Medicine Hat, AB
February 15, 2017 – Calgary, AB
Rick beloved husband of Heather Park of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the age of 66 years.
Rick was born to Clifford and Gertrude (Gertie) Park in Medicine Hat, AB. The Park family relocated to Calgary in the early 1950’s. Rick was raised in South Calgary, attending Western Canada High School and later the University of Calgary. Rick’s life was dedicated to his family. He had a deep love for sports of all kinds and participated in many athletic endeavors through the years. Rick spent his entire career working for Canada Pacific Railway, retiring in 2011 after 42 years of service. Rick and Heather enjoyed numerous trips to sunny destinations with good friends David (Sam) and Elise McNeil (deceased). He enjoyed rounds of golf with his son Doug, his brothers and friends. Travel highlights included NFL games with Doug to many destinations in the USA. The pinnacle being, Rick and Doug attending Pro-Bowl 2009 in Hawaii. Shortly after Rick’s diagnosis with cancer in September 2016, Rick proudly walked Suzanne down the isle as she married a wonderful man, Brent Zorn. We will always treasure those memories. Over these last few months Rick was grateful to have the unwavering love and support from family and friends enjoying cozy fires and visits on his journey. Rick will be forever loved and missed.
Rick is survived by his loving wife Heather (nee McKinnon) and their children Douglas and Suzanne (Brent) Zorn; siblings, Sandy (Pam) Park, Terry (Maria Rehner) Park, Peggy (Bruce) Lyon; father-in-law Jim McKinnon, brother-in-law Kerry and special sister-in-law Ginette McKinnon and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Wednesday , February 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In living memory of Rick Park, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences