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T. Little Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

223 Main Street, Cambridge, ON

OBITUARY

Charles "Rick" Richard Wall

February 17, 1941May 4, 2020

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a Wall Family Patriarch on Monday May 4, 2020 at 4:13pm while in the care of the Fairview Mennonite Long Term Care Facility located in Cambridge Ontario from "ALS" also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Many of his loving family and friends including his 7 Grandchildren, his brother and sisters in law and 2 of his very best friends spanning over 4 decades were able to make it to his window and say goodbyes. Rick leaves behind his wife of almost 51 years Denise, daughters Chantal (Neil) and Kim (Jeoff), Grandchildren Brandon, Andrea, Abigayle, Tristan, Brady, Zachary and Graci, his brother Peter (Barbara), sister Diane Hewitt, brothers in law: Jacques Theberge, Luciano Ricuitti, Michel Theberge (Shirley), sisters in law: Rolande Lagrange (Allan), Nicole Draper (Ken), Joanne Sim (Bill), Line Theberge (Glenn), Danielle Pavao (Bill) and 31 nieces and nephews.

Rick was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Barbara Wall, his Father and Mother in Law Joseph and Therese Theberge, his brothers in law Jean-Guy, Gilles and Claude Theberge, his sister in law France Ricuitti and his nephew John Wall.

Rick was a devoted and loving Husband first and foremost, followed very closely by an undying commitment and deep unconditional love for his Daughters and Grandchildren. He was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs Fan for his entire life and absolutely LOVED his role as a Hockey Grandpa. Not only was he an avid Sports Fan but, even well into his 60's, he was a participant. Rick began as a young man in his early 20's coaching his brother Peter and teammates to 6 consecutive Toronto League Championships and then continued into his middle years by coaching his daughters many softball teams in Brockville, Ontario. Later on as he reached his middle sixties he was still on the field helping to coach the Cambridge JR rookie cubs where his grandchildren played. No matter what his Grand Children did…Rick was their biggest fan and always found a way to support them.

As a professional, Rick developed into what was one of many important PIONEER's in the Canadian Natural Gas Industry. He listened attentively to his customer's needs and he sought to solve their problems for them by bringing them highly reputable functional products and viable solutions, many of which are still readily utilized today and will be for years and years to come. The concepts of Family and Team Work were aptly applied when he formed CR Wall & Co Inc in 1981 with Denise and then a short time thereafter invited his Brother and Sister in Law to Partner with them. Today that business is proudly servicing the Canadian Natural Gas Industry and is run by his Daughter Chantal Wall.

During his Retirement Rick & Denise found a beautiful, safe and friendly golf community in Port Charlotte Florida where they met many new friends as card carrying members of the "Snowbirds"…he would laugh! A time of his life that he cherished greatly. Rick was never afraid to reach out and shake hands with new people…and he had many, many friends because of that. He will be missed by the many people who knew him even as an acquaintance because he was fun and he was friendly. It truly was a privilege to have known and spent time with Rick.

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, his Visitation and a Celebration of his Life will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please find it in your heart to make donations to ALS Society of Canada. These donations can be made through T Little Funeral Home & Cremation Centre website.

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Chris Hewitt

May 16, 2020

I remember those Christmas’ as well like Cindy was saying, loved those times when we were all together for the holidays, Loved those trips to get together with family, I wish I could’ve seen uncle Rick more over the years and all of you, our deepest condolences.

Love Chris, Sara, Angelo and Sophia

Tonia Walker

May 12, 2020

Rick was a wonderful man with a grand presence when he walked in a room and never too busy to see how you had been doing, what the family was up too and get a little computer or cell phone help while he popped in the office.
He would listen intently to the stories I had to tell about Donovans baseball team from a previous tournament and always had a few of his own to share. I always enjoyed watching his face light up as he spoke of any of the grand kids and how proud he was of all of them and what they up too. You will be greatly missed.

Jane Hunt

May 9, 2020

Denise, Chantal and Kim, we were so sorry to read about Rick’s passing in the Brockville paper today. We have such fond memories of when Lesley played ball here in Brockville with your girls while Rick coached the team. He was always a fair coach and so patient. Remember when we went to a ball tournament in Montreal and to an Expo’s baseball game. We had such fun! Your memories are your greatest treasure. Hold them close to your heart.
Neil and Jane Hunt, Brockville ON

Sheena Hagerman(Spicer)

May 8, 2020

Rick will surely be missed by anyone who came into contact with him. He coached me softball for years and taught me many things! I also spent time with Kim riding their bicycle built for 2, we had some good times. He will be missed!

Sandy and Marti McFadzean

May 8, 2020

We were so very fortunate to have Rick and Denise as neighbours at Maple Leaf Golf and Country Club in Port Charlotte, Florida. Rick was also the co-ordinator of our Happy Gang golf group. Indeed, Rick made our golf games social and full of good humour above all else. He was one of the most positive and welcoming gentleman that we have ever met. He and Denise are a matched set and she will miss her compatriot greatly. We are thinking of you as we have over the past two years. Rick’s life was of great value to many people.

Cindy Curry (Hewitt)

May 8, 2020

I have many great memories from childhood, especially Christmas when the whole family got together for the holiday. I will always remember Uncle Rick's smile, his laugh and his fun loving personality.
Condolences
Cindy, Russ, Amelia and Crew

Joanne Garside

May 7, 2020

We were so sorry and shocked to hear about Rick's struggles with ALS and his passing this week. This must have been terribly difficult for all of you, especially during these last months. Our thoughts are with you.
Sincerest condolences,
Joanne and Scott Garside

Jane Elliott (Wilkinson)

May 7, 2020

My sister Lynn & I have many fond memories of spending time at the cottage with Rick when we were young. Always a smile. Rest in Peace. Jane

Laura Hall

May 7, 2020

Uncle Rick was simply the best! What I will remember most about him was how much fun he was to be around and his positive, always uplifting charisma. I was a shy kid and uncle Rick somehow managed to bring me out of my shell and have a blast in the family pool in Brockville. A true gentleman and lover of life, he is a great example of someone who lived their best life and always looked after those he loved and cared for. I feel so fortunate that he shared his time with us - he will forever be missed.

Carol Nolte

May 7, 2020

Rick was a true gentlemen and all around wonderful and kind person. I enjoyed the all the times we spent together. He was always one on my favorite people in the gas industry. My condolences to the entire Wall family.

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