Richard Winston Maki

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Rick passed away peacefully on November 14, 2012 with his family by his side. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Judy; children: Lana and Shelley (Stephen) Lazarus; grandchildren: Kiana and Nathaniel; brothers: Leslie (Margaret) and Garth (Arlene) and Mother-in-Law, Marion Merkel. He is predeceased by his granddaughter, Christine, and siblings: Julia, Harry, Selma, Arnold, Lorna, Helen, Audrey and Brian.
Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at the Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam. Reception to follow in the PoCo Room at PoCo Inn and Suites – 1545 Lougheed Highway. Memorial donations may be made to Canuck Place or BC Children’s Hospital.

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  1. Barbara van Diest :

    Thinking of you and your family at this time. Sending you our deepest regrets. I hope that you find some joy in your Celebration of Rick’s life.

    Take care of each other,
    Barbara and family

  2. My deepest sympathy Judy,Lana,Shelly and family. My heart is broken for all of you and my heart is also broken because of my loss of a man whom I cared about and whom I considered to be one of the best men in the neighbourhood. I met Rick when I was 19 yrs old and I’m 63 now so I’ve known him for many years. Many Saturday nights were shared before all of us had babies.. at Marlene and Roger’s and at my Mom and Dad’s in Vancouver. If money was to be made from laughing we would all be gazillionaires…so many laughs…so much fun..In all my 45 yrs of going to visit Mar & Rog..YOUR DAD ALWAYS GAVE ME A WAVE, A SMILE, AND A HELLO…always working on the house..unless he was loading golf clubs into his car..Rick will be so missed..but with us always in our hearts and in our memories. God Bless….Linda

  3. Bonnie Padilla :

    My love & prayers go out to ALL the family.

    May God help you to get through this time.

    Love, Bonnie

  4. Sylvia Obrigewitsch :

    Dear Judy, Lana, Shelley, Linda and your whole family,
    I am sending you my deepest sympathy, love and prayers for Rick and each one of you. I know you are blessed by a great family and circle of friends – and Rick is smiling on you from his new home. May God give you the strength to suppport one another and celebrate all the goodness of his life. Blessings and take care of one another, Sylvia O.

  5. Kim & Charlie Obrigewitsch :

    Thinking of you all with this sad news. We are so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed your visits to Regina and the lake relaxing in the sun! Take care of each other.

  6. Denis & Donna Obrigewitsch :

    We are very sorry to hear about Rick. At times like this it is hard to say the right words. Our thoughts are with you at this time and condolences are extended to you Judy, Lana and Shelley and your families.

    Denis & Donna

  7. Pat Mccutcheon :

    With Heartfelt Sympathy Judy,Lana,Shelly and family,I am so very sorry to hear of Richards passing.Thank you Lana for letting me know.
    My thoughts And prayers are with you all.

  8. Garth & Arlene Maki :

    Richard was my brother but he was many other things. He was an Electric Tech and at home, a plumber, carpenter and mechanic. He was also a musician, golfer, fisherman and horseman. I talked to him virtually every week by phone. I will miss him, Richard was Richard my brother and friend. May God bless and comfort you all.

  9. Gary Richardson :

    Judy, Lana, Shelly and family. I was shocked to hear about Rick’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  10. Julie Milligan :

    Dear Judy, Lana and Shelley and Family. My heart goes at to you at the time of this tremendous loss. I have fond memories of spending time at the Maki household during university and both Rick and Judy made me feel like family. Warmest thoughts and hopes that his Celebration of Life may bring you some peace. Love Julie

  11. As the days and weeks pass and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
    We are so sorry.
    Love to all.

  12. There are no words to express our sorrow. Rick was my brother and friend and I will miss him so much. It just doesn`t seem possible he is no longer with us. Love and prayers to you all

  13. Cindy, Claudio, Cristiano and Cruz :

    We are so sad and shocked by Uncle Ricks passing. We’ve been praying everyday for you all. I have so many wonderful memories. Uncle Rick always had a good story to tell and a wonderful song to play. May you all be comforted and God bless you all. Lots of love. CR4

  14. Sue and Bob Palmer :

    Dear Judy.We were caught off guard when Dan told us of Rick’s passing. Our hearts go out to you and the girls. I have so many good memories of Rick at work.Y our lives have been forever changed but he will always be with you.

  15. My condolences to Judy, Lana, Shelly and family.
    Uncle Rick and Auntie Judy were both very special people in my young life. They took me to the farm is Sask before my parents drove out. I have the Christmas family picture on my fridge 2011 picture. I had Uncle Rick to lean on when my Mom (his sister) when she was in Hospital.
    I gathered strength from his presence. God bless the Maki is together again!

  16. We are so sad over the loss of a Uncle Rick. He was always so good to us as kids and spent a few Xmas together with Aunty Judy, Lana & Shelley. We will sure miss him and his teasing.

  17. Rita Chew (Manuel) :

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all, there are no words that can express our sympathy.
    With Love, Rita and family.

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