Richard Reginald Teal

February 24, 1946May 31, 2020

Teal, Mr. Richard (Rick) Reginald; Suddenly at Royal Gardens Retirement Residence, Peterborough on May 31, 2020 in his 75th year. Rick was retired from Canada Customs in Ottawa where he had worked for thirty plus years. He enjoyed many leisure activities including softball, curling, bowling, etc. but mainly Rick was a big game hunter. As an avid sportsman, Rick was the backbone of the Camp Baldy Hunt Club, but as well, he travelled most of Ontario searching for bear, deer, moose and turkey (no one could tidy up a harvested deer faster than Rick). He also reloaded ammunition and toward the end of his career enjoyed a bucket list hunting trip to South Africa. In retirement, he would travel to many outdoor events as an official Boone and Crockett Club scorer measuring horn and antler sizes. Rick was the beloved son of the late Lloyd and Irene Teal. Dear brother of Linda Bayly (Graham) of Omemee. Loving uncle of Geoffrey (Ana), Christian, Ryan and Matthew. Great uncle of Madelaine, Emily, Genevieve, Lily, Iain and Alora. At the request of Rick, private family arrangements have been made with Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre. In memory of Rick, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society.


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Alan Fricker

June 8, 2020

Sad news indeed. Rick was my first boss when I moved to Ottawa from Halifax. While I never hunted with him, I did spend some time fishing with him. And as many others, curled and bowled and got some ball time in as well, along with many fine venison suppers at a certain hunting buddy's house in Greely. Somehow we got work done while being entertained with his many stories and anecdotes courtesy of his photographic memory.
Lots of good memories. I'm very sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to all of Rick's family.

corey Closs

June 4, 2020

It was an honor to sit beside Rick and score many a moose and deer rack over the last 13 years...i learned a heck of a lot from him while doing so. I also had the pleasure of spending time with him on a moose hunt one year. My condolences to Rick's family. He will be missed. Rest easy my friend.

Terri McLean

June 3, 2020

When my husband & I first started out as measures for FROW, this kind, sweet & gentle man was a patient mentor.
RIP in Heaven's Happy Hunting Grounds!!


June 3, 2020

Remembering Customs Curling - good times, good fellowship and friendly games in Ottawa with Rick...

Eldon Scott

June 3, 2020

Our condolences to your family many fond-memories from over the years working ad curling with you.

Kate Seguin

June 3, 2020

Rick was a great friend, both during his career and his retirement. He will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
My sincere sympathies to Linda and the family.