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WILLOCK, Rick Arthur

Posted By Obits On June 6, 2016 @ 11:56 AM In Obituary | 9 Comments

May 20, 1963 – Calgary, Alberta

June 1, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta

Rick Willock of Calgary, AB, passed away suddenly on June 1, 2016 at the age of 53 years.  Rick was born in Calgary, AB on May 20, 1963 to Jo-Anne Sherdohl and Pat Willock. Rick and his mother moved to Saskatoon, SK where he resided till his late teens.  Rick & Marcella met at the age of 12 and dated on and off many years.  At the age of 16, Marcella gave birth to their son, Nathan Christopher Hodgson.  Rick and Marcella parted ways when they were 19 and Rick moved to British Columbia and later onto California until his late 20’s.  From there he returned to Calgary.  Rick and Marcella met up again in their early 30’s and purchased an acreage in Winfield, AB and resided there for many years.  In 2008, Rick returned to Calgary but always remained close with Marcella.

Anyone who knew Rick where blessed as he was a gentle giant. He loved his peace and solitude, and was happy most working on vehicles or motorcycles.  He was able to do anything he put his mind to.  His other hobby was thrifting for old stereo systems, he spend a lot of his spare time on eBay scouring the web for them.  He had a great eye for good items.  He loved to joke around, had a good work ethic, but loved to slack off when he felt he needed a break.  He wouldn’t tolerate anything from anyone and you would definitely know when he was upset.  But his passion was riding his bike.  When he was riding he didn’t have a care in the world.

Rick and Nathan were extremely close. Rick was Nathans go to guy for anything. He was very proud of his son and of all his accomplishments.  He loved his hair and that is how he got his nickname Peacock.

We will all miss your beautiful smile and big hugs. You will be forever in our hearts.

“We Love You to Infinity.”

Rick is survived by his mother, Jo-Anne Sherdahl; his son, Nathan and daughter in law Becky; his grandchildren, Crislyn, Kye, Shayna, Mariah, Isabelle; his stepchildren, Justin, Tynnella, Tyanna, John B., Jacob and Willy; his step grandchildren; stepbrothers, Tim, Jason, Kevin Willock and his closest friend, Marcella Hodgson. Rick was predeceased by his father, Pat Willock.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street S.E.) on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Rick Willock, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET S.E.. Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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Condolence from Jason on June 7th, 2016 12:05 AM

Such a tragic and sad event. I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with you brother, but I did enjoy the time we did spend together, and will always remember you.
Sorry I can’t be there to say goodbye, but I will be there in spirit.
Hope there are no dumb drivers where you are now, and you can ride for ever.

Condolence from Blaire Cote on June 7th, 2016 7:52 AM

My deepest heart felt condolence to Ricks family,
God bless you and keep you during this time of sorrow. I will not forget him and his wonderful personally, Rest in peace Rick

Condolence from Gordon Willock on June 7th, 2016 9:22 AM

Gord and Michele

Such a terrible and sad accident.
This is way too young and so unnecessary to loose you this way.
I hope you rest in peace.

Condolence from John Cote on June 7th, 2016 9:58 AM

You were one of my best friends and you will be dearly missed. I never met anyone with listened to everyone and who’s advice had such wisdom. I pray for all your family and friends who will be missing you each day.

Condolence from Helmut Beckmann and Family on June 7th, 2016 9:23 PM


I was saddened by the news of your sudden passing. I will always remember your smiling face in the morning and your funny wit. I considered you a close friend and will think of you with fondness. Rest in Peace Rick! I will miss you.

Condolence from Diana Lu on June 8th, 2016 2:42 PM

My deepest condolence to your family. It’s still so surreal to me and I don’t want to believe it. My heart sank with the news of your passing. I will keep my motorcycle helmet close as it now forever reminds me of you. Now you can ride freely forever. May you rest in peace. Until we meet again, my friend.

Condolence from Shirley Willock Bertoli on June 9th, 2016 11:09 AM

Although we have never met, I did attend the wedding of your parents many years ago. I am your second cousin and lived in Calgary for many years but our paths never crossed. I am sorry that I missed the opportunity of knowing you. I have lived in California for many years now but come to Calgary most every year to ride in the Stampede Parade. Perhaps I will have a chance to meet some of the family you have left behind.

Condolence from Lynn Tanner on June 10th, 2016 9:37 PM

My deepest sympathy to my Sister Joanne and my Nephew Nathan and Family.
Love from your Sister Lynn and Auntie Lynn, love You All!

Condolence from Ron Mosier on June 11th, 2016 1:09 PM

Our sincere sympathy to Jo-Anne, Nathan and all of Rick’s family and loved ones.
We send our condolences to all.
Ron and Mary Mosier

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