Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor), on Saturday, May 12th from 2:30pm until the Celebration of Rick’s Life Service at 3:30pm. Sandwiches, tea and coffee with the family from 4 p.m to 6 p.m.
Presentations will be made by -
John Holgate - Hockey Players & friends
Brian Bockstael - Staff & friends
Alan Smith - Kiwanis
Peter Marshall - Fisher Park Alumni & friends
Tom Burns - Barbershoppers and friends
Bobby Pentland - anybody we missed.
As Rick was fond to say: Abyssinia
A wonderful tribute to Rick Barrigar's life. He would have been so impressed to see 18 of 24 Past Presidents of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa since 1987 in attendance! See note from Bob Barrigar below -
" Thank you, Kiwanis - please convey to the President and any other officials who should receive this message my gratitude for all that Kiwanis did for Rick during his last days and thereafter. The Rick Barrigar Scholarship deserves special mention, of course. News of its establishment did wonders for Rick's morale. And thanks again to Kiwanis for inviting me to lunch to witness its first award to a worthy recipient.
...Please convey to Alan Smith my appreciation of the eulogy that he delivered at Rick's Celebration. It was essential that the Kiwanis contribution to Rick's life, and Rick's contribution to Kiwanis, be acknowledged at the celebration, and who better than Alan, with his prior history of havng sponsored Rick and working with Rick, could deliver that message
And many thanks to the many Kiwanians who visited Rick in the hospital and in hospice, and who attended the celebration in large numbers to pay their final respects".
Sincerely -- Bob Barrigar