Richard "Richie" John Ovens

December 22, 1972February 16, 2021
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It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Son, Father, Brother, Uncle and Cousin ; Richie on February 16, 2021 at the age of 48.

Predeceased by his father John (2019). Loving son to Julie and Cherished father to his son Johnny and daughter Montana. He will be deeply missed by his sisters Tammy D'Antonio (Tony), Cathy McKinney (Grant), Jodi Fletcher (Rich) and brothers Jason Dawson and Robbie Fazekas. Cherished Uncle to Brandon, Adele, Marisa, Victoria, Jessica, Dawson, Raegan, Knox, Justin, Bailey and Meghan. Richie will be deeply missed by aunts, uncles , as well as many extended family and friends. He will be lovingly remembered for being the life of the party, his infectious laugh and care free life. We will miss hearing him say "I Love You ".

Keeping with current COVID-19 restrictions all visitations and services are limited to a specified number of attendees. All Visitors must call the funeral home to RSVP their specified time slot at (905) 387 -2111. Visitation will be held at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Avenue East on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service will be livestreamed on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 1pm by clicking the following link;

Celebration of life will be held at a later date when we are all able to gather again safely.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021



Richard "Richie" John Ovens

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Melissa brown

February 24, 2021

Love you Ritchie with all my heart! Love Uncle Vinny

Kathie Fazekas

February 23, 2021

"Anyone see Richie?!" we would shout cause we'd be at a party and Richie would constantly disappear, out socializing. There were countless sleepovers on Aunt Julie's basement floor, concerts, parties and bars that we'd all go to together. He was a man of many identities as he would take on the persona of ski patrol at Blue Mtn with his Walkie Talkie or a bouncer at a bar brawl or a doctor at the hospital when his sisters were having babies. The memories are countless. He was always a free spirit and full of energy and charisma. We will miss you so much but know that you will never be forgotten. XO

Cassandra Jackson

February 22, 2021

Im so sorry for your loss. Julie johnny and my niece Montana.
I want to say thank you to Richie for helping my sister make a beautiful daughter. Im sill loss for words. I didn’t know Richie all that well but what i do know is that he loves his family very much and hes going to be missed by many people.
Im so sorry that Montana johnny and Richie family and friends have to go through this hard time. If there’s anything you need please let me know..

Love Cassandra

Kimberly Healy

February 20, 2021

To the Dawson family ~ especially Julie, Johnny, and Montana ~ Please accept my most sincere and deepest sympathy for the loss of your cherished son, daddy, brother, nephew, and cousin. I hope you are feeling surrounded by much love at this very sad time.
Kim and family

Theresa Dawson

February 20, 2021

It is so sad to lose a much loved nephew.may you rest easy Richie.

Monica -Jason Scott- Dawson

February 18, 2021

Richie gave us a lifetime of memories to cherish.
A warm , kind , caring , compassionate man who loved back.

Truly a beautiful person.

So many of his ways , brought laughter and joy to any occasion. His character , like no other - turning a frown upside down very easily.

Our deepest condolences , loving thoughts and prayers to such an incredible family and anyone who was fortunate enough to know him.

RIP Brother
You will be sadly missed.

John & Tammy Goffredo (Chaput)

February 18, 2021

Rest In Peace buddy. Though time has passed we can still hear your laugh and recall your carefree spirit at many bush parties. Find rest with your dear father and our other friends who’ve passed before. You will be missed.

Our thoughts and prayers for the entire family during this difficult time. Our deepest condolences.

Melissa brown

February 18, 2021

Ritchie was always adventurous and ready to share time with his family, he was always happy to see any of us and hugged tight like his grandpa Dawson. Love and miss you so much. Love Aunt Melissa, Uncle Jeff and family. xoxo