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MEANEY, Richard (Rick) Patrick

April 26, 1947 – Montreal, Quebec
November 15, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Rick Meaney, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the age of 71 years.

Rick graduated from Loyola College with a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics in 1970. He then worked at the Professional Ski Patrol at Lake Louise for the next three years. In the summer he enjoyed working for Parks Canada before moving to Ottawa and was an employee of BP Oil for two years. Rick joined Revenue Canada in 1974, completed tax school, and moved to Calgary in 1978. In 1982 he started Country 105 with Mr. R.E. Redmond and was the General Manager there for over eighteen years. In that time Country 105 became the #1 Country Music Station in Canada. In his final two years in the radio business Rick, was the Corus Radio General Manager where he oversaw the success of Country 105, CHQR 770 and The Peake 107.1. After retiring from the radio business he and his wife purchased a home in Arizona and spent many happy and active years in the Arizona sun.

Rick is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne Blanchard; his children, Robert Meaney, Christopher Meaney, Ryan Meaney and Bryant Loyd; his grandchildren, Austin, Nash, Braden, and Madden Meaney; his brother, Kevin (Wanda) Meaney and sister, Teresa Harvey; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews.

Rick was predeceased by Cheryl Redmond, mother to Robert, Christopher and Ryan; and his mother and father, Eileen Potter and Gerald Meaney.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Donations to Multiple Myeloma Research gratefully accepted at www.southernalbertamyeloma.ca/donate

In living memory of Rick Meaney, 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.

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  1. Diane J. Strickland :

    Rick’s determination to live as well and as long as possible was a great lesson for me. I will remember him for that, with gratitude. I will remember him for all the trees he planted behind his house–and how he then planted even more! And I will remember him standing in his open garage door with a bag of dog treats for Katie. Then I will remember him laughing with the neighbours as we jammed ourselves onto two benches. I will remember knowing that even when he said nothing, he always had a point of view. And still after that, and much more, I will remember him, my good neighbour.

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  2. Dale & Graham Clarke :

    Graham and I were truly honoured and blessed to have known Rick. Our Pinebrook family plus our Riverside Villa cul de sac family has suffered a great loss and we will deeply miss this wonderful man.
    Rick always had an amazingly good outlook on life. After his first treatment he lost all his hair. When it grew it back in he wanted all the ladies to rub his head of beautifully soft hair – it made him laugh and we loved it!
    It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them. Unknown.

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  3. Susan (Booker) Richardson :

    Rick was such a lovely soul. I am so sorry to hear this news.

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  4. I am so very sorry to hear the news of Rick’s passing. Rick hired me at Country 105 and was a generous and thoughtful administrator. I will remember him with great fondness. My deepest sympathies to Suzanne and Rick’s children
    Sincerely,
    Kim Dolny

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  5. Vince Tripathy :

    Very sorry for your loss. I very much enjoyed my one on one time with Rick!

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  6. Rick hired me with absolutely no radio experience in 1988! We all had so much fun at CTRY 105 in those days. Skiing every weekend, and hanging out both socially and professionally with one another, it was simply one of the best times of my life! Rick Meaney is the reason it all worked, he was fun, and a great entrepreneur at the same time. He will be very missed. My sympathies go to Suzanne and Rick’s children and grandchildren.

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  7. So sorry to hear. Rick was one of those guys that I loved running in to at various industry events. Always had time to chat. Great radio guy. My thoughts…

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  8. Dear Suzanne and family,

    Ray and I send our deepest condolences. Although I was one of the younger cousins, I still have fond memories of Auntie Eileen andRick and the family visiting at Christmas. It was late sixties so the pictures I have of those times are pretty funny. Sending a warm hug from Ottawa.
    Linda (Gardner) and Ray (Dupuis)

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  9. Deepest condolences Suzanne, Rob, Chris, Ryan and family. I will always grateful for the amazing years I spent at County 105. My colleagues became extended family. Thank you Rick for the countless professional opportunities and moments of personal growth I experienced in my time under your guidance. You will be greatly missed.

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  10. Rick was a wonderful, kind and caring man. I have fond memories working for him at Country 105. He will be deeply missed by the many lives he touched. Many condolences to his family in your time of mourning. Rest In Peace

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  11. Rundle College Society :

    On behalf of the faculty and staff at Rundle College, we would like to express our sincere condolences to your family and let you know that our thoughts are with you.

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  12. Kevin and Rosy McKanna :

    Rick was a great guy and we are sorry to hear about his passing. We were fortunate to be able to know him all these years. He will be missed. Please accept our condolences.
    “God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted”.

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  13. Kathleen Edwards :

    Dear family, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked for Rick at Country 105, and those were good days, full of fun and a real sense of belonging. Rick was a kind and generous man and created a great atmosphere at the radio station. He will be missed!

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  14. Suzanne, We are very sorry for your loss. I was happy to catch up with Rick after knowing him from our high school days at Marymount in Montreal. We played some golf & had some laughs, told some stories & that’s what I will remember. I enjoyed the time I spent with him very much. Peter & Joanne Phaneuf

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  15. Kevin Thorvaldson :

    So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. I first met Rick in the late 80’s at a media function, then connected again when they moved to the west end of town. He and Suzanne were also members of the same parish community for a time . Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family; he will be missed.

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  16. Dennis and Susan Witcher :

    Suzanne and family,
    We were very saddened to hear of Rick’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Gentle Hugs,
    Dennis and Sue

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  17. Michele Driscoll :

    Suzanne
    We are so sorry for your loss. Rick was a wonderful person.
    Take care.

    Michele and Cam Driscoll

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  18. Very sorry to hear of Ricks passing. I first met Rick in the mid 90’s and always enjoyed our conversations on business and cars. A respected man who will be missed.

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  19. Rick was our neighbor here in Tonto. Verde, AZ and was a wonderful neighbor and a good guy. He was always pleasant and thoughtful and will be missed greatly.

    Suzanne, you have our deepest condolences and we wish you God’s compassion and grace.

    Sincerely,

    Tim & Susan Shanahan

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