October 15, 1947 – Montreal, Quebec
February 8, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta
Rick Keess passed away peacefully into the arms of God on Thursday, February 8, 2018 after a short battle with bladder cancer.
Rick worked in industrial chemical sales for forty years and received numerous high achievement awards throughout his career. He viewed his job as more than just business, making good friends with many of his customers over the years. Rick simply loved people. He was a devoted husband and father, always making sure that his family was well taken care of. A member of both Regnum Christi and the Knights of Columbus, Rick’s Catholic faith was an important part of his life and sustained him throughout his illness. He was an avid sports enthusiast and coached countless hockey, baseball, and soccer teams. Rick loved to laugh, had an infectious zest for life, and was so gregarious that strangers became new friends instantly. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Rick leaves behind his wife Lorraine, daughter Jamie (Trevor); son Lindsey; grandson Gabriel; sister Catherine (Bruce); three brothers Alan (Susan), Colin (Leigh), Hal (Launi), two sisters-in-law Barbara, Martine (Don); mother-in-law Phyllis; nephews Harry and John, Adam and Stephen, Jeff, Colin; and niece Amy.
He was predeceased by his parents Catherine and Hal Keess.
Visitation and Prayer Vigil Service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th St. S.W., Calgary, AB), on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m., followed by the Funeral Mass on Friday, February 16 at 10:00 a.m.
All family, friends, and colleagues are invited for a luncheon following the service at 12:00 p.m. at the Glenmore Inn and Convention Centre, (1000 Glenmore Court S.E., Calgary, AB).
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to KidSport Canada – Alberta, Box 36107, Lakeview RPO, Calgary, AB T3E 7C6 Telephone: 1-(888) 91-4kids or (403) 217-3761, www.kidsportcanada.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Richard Keess, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences