OBITUARY

Richard Norman Archibald

May 26, 1953November 22, 2021

It is with profound sadness and heartache we convey that Rick left us suddenly while at home on Monday November 22 2021 in the loving arms of his eldest daughter. He is survived by his wife, Jackie and their three children Corinne, Rosslyn (Tom), Dylan and his only sister Sharon. Lovingly called G Dad/ Grand dad by his two young grandsons Jackson and George, he is missing them as much as they will feel his absence in the years ahead.

Rick was the only son of Robert Sterling Archibald and Mary Archibald (nee Needles) and entered this world on May 26 1953 in Toronto.

He had a huge heart of gold and was always moving and talking but there was nothing more important to him than his family. His departure has left a gaping hole where a raucous noise could always be found for both his family and his many friends.

Go calmly our rock and rest now, we will be fine.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, November 26, 2021

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Alison Eby

December 2, 2021

To Rick's family - Our sincere condolences on Rick's passing. Rick's visits to our showroom were always an event we looked forward to. They were fun and lively, and we loved hearing about his motorcycle trips and escapades. He spoke frequently of his family, and always with great fondness. He will be greatly missed.
The Team at Reid & Siemonsen Design Group

Barry Smitke

December 1, 2021

I was deeply saddened by this shocking news and I am still not over the bad news of Rick's passing, and it will take a long time to heal from this one. My deepest condolences to all the family and close friends of Rick. I have known Rick since the days we both had the Aftex fabric line out of Vancouver. That was back in the early 90's. I wanted to get out to Toronto to see and visit with Rick and some of the companies we shared as sales agents. (I am from Winnipeg.) However the pandemic prevented safe travel and I was hoping this coming year it could be possible to meet up. You left this world way too young. I miss you my friend. With love, Barry.

Natalie Zanussi

November 28, 2021

Rick was a part of my life for the last 44 years. He was always smiling, always boisterous, and always willing to help. He had strong opinions, a heart of gold, a passion for music, motorcycles and golf but mostly he lived for his family and I feel blessed to have had him as part of mine for all these years. I truly hope he knew how much he was loved and how many lives he touched. I will miss his presence in the days and years to come and hope the memories of him will sustain his children, his grandchildren, Jackie, Sharon, his extended family and his many lifelong friends You just can’t make new old friends. RIP Rick 💔 Nat

Tracy, Mike, Nate and Mayah Currie

November 27, 2021

So many great memories of Rick, it’s hard to highlight just one. As a kid growing up Rick and the rest of the Archibald clan were part of many a Clish gathering and Corinne, Ros and Dylan were as much our cousins as the Clish crew are. Rick was kind, fun and quick to include everyone in on the fun. He was one of the first to give a warm greeting at any event he attended and had an entertaining story to share about some exploit or another without exception!

He will certainly be missed and my heart goes out to you all at this very difficult time.

Much love and our sincere condolences,

Tracy, Mike, Nathan and Mayah Currie 💕

Holly Stewart

November 27, 2021

We miss you!
Gone but never forgotten.
xxx.

Kate Lexington

November 26, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about this sudden lost. Richard was always so nice to me and a notable presence in the Archibald household. My condolences to the rest of the family - if you need anything please reach out.

Kate

Matt Duncan

November 26, 2021

This one is so tough. Rick and my dad, Eric, have been close friends since they were little kids and I've known the Archibalds my entire life. And I am not young!

So many memories of the parties Jackie and Rick would throw at their house. All the kids would be banished to the basement to figure out their own fun while the parents would be loud and merry upstairs. I spent a lot of time just looking at some painting of a sailor they had down there. No iPads and iPhones back then unfortunately, but we didn't need it!

One of my favourite memories of Rick was the infamous Jiffy Pop incident in the mid-'90s where Rick lost control of it during one of the infamous Risk games hosted by my dad... and almost burned down our kitchen? haha

Jiffy Pop has been banned in our family ever since. I'm terrified of it.

I haven't seen the Archibalds nearly enough over the years but I always ask about you guys when my dad would meet up with Rick, always happy to get an update. You'll always be family. We ache with you guys and will always hold memories of Rick close to us.

Rest in peace, Rick.


Matthew Stewart

November 26, 2021

Rick was my uncle and through a few memories I would like to share the impression he left.
From a child doing sleep overs with my cousins, renting movies and playing games or as an adult having birthday parties and BBQ's it was clear no matter what Rick was doing he wanted those around him to be having fun.

I had the fortunate pleasure of joining rick while he was working years ago and quickly learned that even while at work he was putting smiles on faces and not just building business relationships, but friendships.
It was obvious with the immediate smiles and courteous greetings that Rick's presence was a welcomed part of the day.

Uncle rick you will be greatly missed but never forgotten, to be remembered by many.
Hugs and kisses to aunt Jackie, Auntie Sharon ,Corinne Roslyn, Dylan, Jackson and George.

Love: Matt, Marigil, Samantha and Zander

Brenda Hinchcliffe

November 26, 2021

To the Archibald Family,

I am saddened to hear of Rick’s sudden passing and so very sorry for your family’s loss.

I met Rick at the age of 5 when we started our first day at Finch Avenue Public School and were students at Northmount Junior High (now known as Cummer Valley Middle School).

I lived down the street from Mary, Sterling, Rick and Sharon. When my parents travelled to the U.S. during the elementary school years, I would stay with them and was treated like another member of their family. During these times, Rick was required to give up his bedroom, however, he never complained. Sharon & I would stay up to the wee hours of the morning talking and giggling.

I have many fond childhood and teenage memories with this wonderful family. One in particular is the summer Mary and Sterling invited Rick’s friend Dave (who lived next door to them) and myself to a cottage for a few weeks. Some of Mary’s family joined the six of us a day or two later for the duration of the vacation and it was one big happy group. Rick always ensured there were plenty of daily activities both on land and in the water for everyone to enjoy and great times were had by all (including other nearby cottagers).

The years pass far too quickly, however, memories never fade.

Please accept my deepest, heartfelt condolences and may each of you find peace and comfort as you remember the happy moments with your extraordinary husband, father, grandfather, and brother in the months and years ahead.

Brenda (Hinchcliffe / Mahoney)

Samantha Chilvers

November 26, 2021

The Archibald Family,

It was with great sadness to hear of the sudden passing of Rick. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. May my thoughts and prayers be with you all during this terrible time. He will be missed so much by so many.

Love,

Samantha

FROM THE FAMILY