Richard Rick Arnold Bedard

February 12, 1976December 26, 2010

Richard Arnold Bedard It is with great sorrow the Bedard family wishes to announce the sudden passing of their beloved son and brother, Richard Arnold Bedard on Sunday, December 26, 2010. He was born on February 12, 1976 in Fort Frances, Ontario. He leaves to mourn his parents Leonard F. Bedard Sr. and Corri A. Bedard (Hamilton) and partner Norman; his daughters, Caitlyne and Emma; his brothers, Leonard Jr. (Marni), Joel and (Monique), Mathew (Randi-Rae); sister Amanda (Jonathan); grandparents, Richard and Noella Hamilton; and nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at Couchiching First Nation, Ontario with Father Milton McWatch officiating. Honourary pallbearers will be Leonard Bedard, Joel Bedard, Mathew Bedard and Herb McWatch. Should family and friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Brain Injury Service of N.W.O., c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, ON, P9A 3M8. Online condolences may be made at


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Loretta Ristola

January 20, 2011

I only knew Rick from the conferences we attended every year in September I loved every moment I got to have with Rick he was such a special person in my life. He really took to my youngest daughter Courtney n he called her his little princess n told her that he had a daughter about her age n wanted them to meet but may not have that chance now. He was such an inspiration to me I just adored Rick n I know he talked highly about me to his uncle Allan. RIP my friend you will surely be missed at the next conferences I will attend it will not be the same without you my friend. You may be gone but not forgotten you will have a special place in my heart.

Miranda Mason

January 13, 2011

Dear Rick, you have been a very special part of my life. I will miss you deeply and will always remember you. I know that you are in a good place and I know that I will see you again someday.

Len, Corri and boys, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a very good, kind person and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jess Desrosiers

January 6, 2011

Rick, you will be missed by so many. My heart goes out to all of your family and your children. Corri and Len, you raised a really good man.
Sitting in the church last week and seeing how many lives you touched was so beautiful. You just loved and loved some more. Your uncle Allan was right, love is stronger than death. Your love, kindness, humour, genuine interest in people will go a long ways even though you're not with us anymore.
Thank you for the memories, the unconditional love, kindness, the special moments we shared over the years, the laughs and how you always, even in our adult lives, made me feel beautiful and special. Nobody has ever looked at me the way you did. I was reminiscing about our very first date all those years ago and how we thought we were alone in that theatre, when all of a sudden, your mom and little brother popped up in the seats in front of us. My friend, she looked out for you then and will always have your back.
You will always be one in a million to me, Rick. There are no words for goodbye...


January 6, 2011

To Ricky's family, so sorry for your loss and I am sure we will be missed and I am so sorry to. Catherine Ann McWatch.

Amanda Pettis

January 6, 2011

Its been over a week and I still think of you, when its over a month I will still be thinking of you, when its a year tears will flow from my eyes, as years to come it will still be hard missing a big brother like you. Ricky you were the first to accept me as your (little) sister with your warm arms giving me a bear hug. You always treated females as princesses, males as heroes and families like gold. No matter the hard times that you've gone through you always had a big cherry smile on your face. All the memories of you will never be forgotten. Swimming back at the lake, or off the dock.Smoking a cirgarette with a coffe in our hands talking about life as we knew it back then. I am glad to have a big brother like you just the same as all our other brothers. I know you were gateful for the things everyone has done for you, but you touched us all in different waysbefore and after your surgery long ago. I know that I can only speak for myself, you made me feel like I was a princess. You taught me to be tough, strong and kind. You taught me to love unconditionally and man Ricky you are an amazing person. I will miss you forever and you will always be in my heart. I love you.

derek schulz

January 6, 2011

Corri and Matt, my thoughts are with you both and the rest of your family during this time. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Monique Pierre

January 5, 2011

oh Rick.. visiting Fort Frances will never be the same without your face and your voice. Without your stories, without your playful bugging and the smile you give to let me know you are just joking around. To know that I am hurt this much... just hurts me even more when I think of your family.

Take care, everyone. Make sure you call eachother as much as Rick would call you.

Len Bedard

January 5, 2011

To the times weve had, Ricky, I love you and miss you, and will cherish you always. You are in my heart. Keep an eye on us ok, till we meet again.
Love always and forever.

The Dear's

January 5, 2011

May the roads rise and meet you,
May the wind always be at your back,
May the sun shine upon youe face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again my friend,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hands.

Forever in our hearts and memories
Kristie,Desmond,Avery,Brooklyn Dear

January 5, 2011

To all of Ricky's Family.
I am so sorry for your loss. Rick was a wonderful person, he will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.

Gina Charpentier