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DUNN, Richard Edward (Rick)

Posted By Obits On April 22, 2016 @ 4:26 PM In Obituary | 11 Comments

September 13, 1945 – Montreal, QC
April 19, 2016 – Calgary, AB

Rick Dunn passed peacefully with his loving family by his side, due to complications from myelofibrosis on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, best friend, and soulmate Marlene; his mother Nancy Simpson; brother Bob (Joyce) Dunn; sister Joan (John) Bembenek; sister-in-law Phyllis (Jeff) Odenbach Sutton; nieces Andrea Dunn, Diana Dunn, Erica Sutton, Deirdre Deman; nephews Dave Bembenek, Alex Sutton; and “4-leggers” Casey and Logan. Rick will also be remembered by his many life-time friends, with whom he excelled at keeping in touch over the years.

Our thanks to the doctors and nurses on Units 38 and 28 at the Peter Lougheed Centre for their extraordinary care, and especially thanks to Dr. Lesley Street for her efforts above and beyond.

A Celebration of Life for Rick will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca. or The Calgary Humane Society, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Rick Dunn, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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Condolence from gwen and wally on April 23rd, 2016 11:04 AM

Will miss a loyal and true friend for years..that I grew up from childhood to adulthood..through loves..losses..happiness…sadness..always there for all his friends..a truly large loss for all of us..xoxo

Condolence from Malley Dunn on April 23rd, 2016 12:03 PM

Having the same last name, Loyola would sometimes mix up the mailing of report cards and Rick’s would be mailed to my home. Rick, being the more studious academic than barely passing me, would always have glowing marks. My father was taken aback by my achievements until he turned over the card and read the name on the front. I can only imagine what Rick’s mother felt when she saw my marks! This was a constant joke between us. He was the person who got me reconnected to long lost good friends after I moved away. For this I will be forever grateful. May you have peace Rick.

Condolence from Uncle Harvey & Jo Becker & Family on April 24th, 2016 10:28 AM

Marlene, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. May your cherished memories help to bring you peace and comfort throughout the days ahead.

Condolence from ANDRE LEPROHON on April 25th, 2016 11:27 AM

the best of times….with malley,cherry,lunny….so much laughter it was not fair……always drank me under the table…..generous,kind spirit….
have a great trip rick—hopefully we meet again….

Condolence from ted lunny on April 25th, 2016 11:37 AM

It was only a few months ago that Rick and I spent our usual laugh filled telephone call and relived many of those precious moments from the past. He was so special and I considered him my best friend for so many years back in the day. He was also special to so many of us ex-Montrealers as the glue that held us together. Rick always knew what was going on with everyone, and we relied on him for that.
There was no better guy to know.

Condolence from Mahrie (Creaser) Glab on April 26th, 2016 8:57 AM

Marlene, loosing your wonderful friend and soulmate must be hard. May you have fond and cheerful memories of him and hold him in your heart as you go forward. I only met him once, but have an impression of him as kind and friendly.

Condolence from Sherri and Gary Kirton on April 26th, 2016 9:49 AM

Our deepest sympathy for your loss Marlene. May God continue to grant you the strength to make it through this tough time.

Condolence from Your cousin, Beverly and family on April 26th, 2016 10:53 AM

My sincere regret at your loss. You’re always in our hearts and thoughts.

Condolence from Paula Gracie on April 26th, 2016 12:49 PM

Rick was an amazing man and I know he is safely in God’s arms.
I pray that God gives Marlene and his family the strength to remember the wonderful happy times as that will help them at this time.
I will miss Rick. Hugs to Marlene and his family.

Condolence from Maggie Li on April 26th, 2016 1:14 PM

Dear Marlene,

I was so saddened to hear about it. I know there is nothing for me to say, but I hope and pray that you will have strength during this time.
I’m so sorry that I can’t go to the funeral. But I still want you to know that I’m here for you if you need any help and if even you need to talk. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.

You have my deepest, sincerest sympathy, take care
Maggie Li

Condolence from Pat Wiseman on May 18th, 2016 4:33 PM

So very sad to receive the news of Rick’s passing. A very loyal friend, when Rick wanted to find me he had all the connections in Monreal to do so. It was wonderful to reconnect after many years and to meet Marlene his lovely wife. Rick will be remembered always by all who knew him, a special guy.
My deepest sympathy to Marlene and Rick’s family.
Hugs Pat

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