Richard Dean Goy

Feb 18, 1957 – May 20, 2014
We are sad to announce that Rick lost his 2 year battle with an auto immune disease. He fought with dignity and everything he had. Born in Vancouver, he was the eldest of Emil & Stephanie Goys’ 4 children. Rick enjoyed a great childhood filled with sports and terrorizing his neighbourhood. He worked for Canada Safeway for 42 years where he forged many long friendships. He married his wife Linda in 1978 and they had 36 wonderful years together. They were blessed with 2 great children Natalie & Adam and 3 exceptional grandchildren who knew him as “Poppa”. He loved playing baseball and golf. He coached Adam’s team and was patient and giving of his time. When Adam took up fishing, Rick joined him and they spent many hours at the “Limit Hole”. Travel became his passion, and he and Linda saw a lot of the world. He was a born tour guide and organizer. He’s probably divided heaven into quadrants already. He was proud of his children and grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his father, Emil. Left to miss him are his wife Linda; daughter Natalie (Dean), son Adam (Sandra); grandchildren Andrew, Emma and Chase; sister Deby (Dan); brother Jeff (Sharon); sister Julie (Roger) and many nieces and nephews. As well as His mother Stephanie (Bert); in laws Ken & Wynne and brother in law Neil. He left us far too soon.
Enjoy your cruise to heaven, we booked you a suite.

A big thank you to the ICU and 6 North nursing staff at RCH. If you so wish, a donation may be made to the charity of your choice.

Celebration of Rick’s life will be held Sunday June 1st at 1pm at Fraserview Village Hall – 22610 116th Ave, Maple Ridge.

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  1. Roxanne Van Allen

    So sorry to hear the news. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!! Xxxxx

  2. Donna Macalister

    Oh I was so saddened to hear the news, my heart thoughts and prayers are with you at this time sending (((((hugs)))))

  3. Linda – We are so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family. Vic and Barb Pobran

  4. Cheryl Cashman

    Warm thoughts are with you and your family.
    Linda, how fabulous to have met your soul mate when you were both young and to have lived such a vibrant life together.
    As a high school and friend of Rick’s sister Deb, I believe Rick would find humor and be smiling with the words of this Woody Allen quote;

    I don’t believe in the afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
    -Woody Allen

  5. Barb Del Monte

    Worked with Rick at store 44 a few years back
    Very nice man. Sorry to hear of his passing
    My condolences to the family

  6. Christine & Paige Bradley

    So very sorry to hear about the loss of “Ricky” ….for that is how I knew him! As one of the neighbourhood kids, once terrorized, I have found childhood memories of those days gone by. May God grant the family Strength for today, Hope for tomorrow, and please accept our heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

  7. Deanna & Randy

    Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Sending our prayers your way.

  8. very sad to hear of Rick’s passing, I enjoyed our travel chats(and tips)when I was in the store,our thoughts are with you.Harry & Jane.

  9. Doug & Arlie Naud

    Doug & Arlie

  10. Linda and family…. I was so very sad to learn of the passing of Rick.
    Although I had never met him, I came to know what a terrific person he was from you.
    Please know that my thoughts, prayers, and faith are with you at this difficult time.
    Take good care of each other, and know that God is with you, and that Rick is one
    of God’s special angels watching over you always.
    You are a great and strong family, and I am honoured to have known and worked with you.
    As always,
    Linda Sawyer.

  11. Lynda and Dieter Russbueldt

    Rick inspired us to travel and share with him cruising ,a good laugh, a fabulous tan, and great glass of red wine and above all a passion for looking forward to the next adventure. He loved to share his passion with others. We will miss our tour guide. We know he is off to his next adventure, and looking down with a knowing smile. All of us will miss him…until we meet again on the back deck!
    Love Lynda and Dieter

  12. Dianne Purnell

    My thoughts are with you and your family. I worked with Rick at 103.
    With sincere sympathy.

  13. Dan and Elaine Sewell

    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Rick’s untimely passing. Rick was always a kind and giving person. We very much enjoyed our cruises with Rick and Linda, and Rick was always so helpful in planning on shore excursions – we’ll miss that! Rick was always a quiet Leader, which became very apparent back in our Fastball days. He was a very good pitcher, and always seemed to get us out of a jamb when games got close. His quiet demeanor, combined with his world travel experiences, always made for great conversation. Rest in peace Rick, you will be missed by many.

    Linda – our most sincere condolences go out to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow and grief.

    Dan and Elaine Sewell

  14. Barbara and Keith Markillie

    Dear Linda,

    Keith and I were both shocked and sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. It is so hard to believe. I will keep praying for you and Rick.

    God Bless
    Barbara and Keith Markillie

  15. Hi Linda,
    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Rick’s untimely passing my most sincere condolences go out to you and your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow and grief.
    Joe Lucarino

  16. My deepest condolences to Adam, Sandra and family on the sudden loss of Adam’s father.
    Wendy Bryan (Canstar)

  17. Leslie , Kirsten, & Braeden.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  18. Rory & Ron Caldwell

    Dear Linda &Family
    Our sincere sympathy on the passing of Rick. Our prayers are with you all.

  19. Rory & Ron Caldwell

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of Rick . Our prayers are with you Linda and family.

  20. Jamie & Shep Crewe

    Linda and Family
    We are so very sorry to hear of Rick’s untimely passing. We remember him fondly and our condolences and deepest sympathies go out to you all.
    May there be a big slice of Hula Pie waiting for him – from one “Kukui Nut” to another!
    Jamie & Shep

  21. Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. Rick was an unique man, husband and father. I know that your family will draw strength from each other.

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