Richard David ARCAND

Passed away on November 16, 2021

Richard “Rick” Arcand passed away on November 16, 2021 at the age of 59, in his home. His long battle with his chronic medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Rick kept his sense of humor and stayed strong until the end.

There will be a memorial service for Rick at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Spruce Grove, Alberta on November 23, 2021 at 1 pm. Due to Covid restrictions there is limited occupancy, please contact one of his family members if you would like to attend. Covid restrictions exemption program are in place to allow more people to attend, you will need a proof of vaccination or a negative swab to attend. You can view the funeral virtually through the zoom link

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Richard David ARCAND

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Allan and Raylene Landry

November 23, 2021


Kathy Loyns

November 23, 2021

So sorry for your loss Lisa. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family🙏❤️

Raylene and Allan Landry

November 19, 2021

It’s hard to sum up all that Rick means to our family in a mere 2000 words.
Rick wanted to protect and support and feed EVERYONE!
You would have to be cunning and fast on your feet to beat him to a restaurant bill.
If we ever needed a little help, the words were barely out and he would have his bobcat or grader or truck in our yard.
After the family moved from Deadwood, we looked forward to every visit. Every time he would try to talk us into moving close to them, offering employment and even to live in their yard!
Rick had a heart to help those who were down and out and was known for picking up hitchhikers.
He liked being self employed and being his own boss.
You could never leave his table or house hungry, he wouldn’t hear of it.
He was a fierce protector of his grandkids and all children.
He could tell a story like no one else.
He was generous to a fault.
He loved Lisa, Tyler, Jena and Jessica with all his heart and was so proud of all their accomplishments.
He was a hard worker and wanted to provide his family with everything they desired and to ensure they had every opportunity.
He was stubborn and hard headed.
The last time he was in Deadwood (5 years ago)they stayed in their camper in our yard. The morning they went home, he was quite weak, and he told us “I don’t think I’ll be around long, so I gotta tell you guys that I love you every time I see you”.
We wish we could hear it again. We will miss you, old friend.

Cynthia Stelmaschuk

November 19, 2021

Jena I am so sorry for your loss.