Richard (Dick) Pollock

A photo of Richard (Dick) Pollock


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Saturday September 17, 2022
10:00 a.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday September 16, 2022
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Peacefully at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance Palliative Care Unit on September 11, 2022 in his 84th year, Richard Wesley Pollock (Dick) started his new life.

Beloved husband of Donna (Rucker), loving father of Raymond (John) & Rosemary (Kersten), Pat Pollock & Julie (Birkenheuer), and Mike & Anne Marie (Wells).  Grandpa of Fraser and Brittany, Marly and Taylor and Jason and Jillian Catton, a niece of Rosemary’s who Dick treated like his own granddaughter.  A brother to Louise Claeys.  Predeceased by his Father (John), Mother (Edna), Brother (Murray) and  Brothers-in-law (Laird Holdaway and Dunc Claeys).  Dick will be deeply missed by his family, friends and community.

Born in Chatham to John and Edna.  Dick was proud of his family and all of their accomplishments.  He was also proud and loved talking about his farm and all the crops he harvested over the many years.  He enjoyed going hunting, having fish fries with his hunting group, riding horses, camping in Algonquin Park, watching a good hockey game, playing a game of crokinole, going to auctions and loved antiques.  He was passionate about the outdoors and being in the wilderness.  Dick obtained his auctioneer’s license.  We loved to hear him auction articles – he had the gift!  Dick was known for his kind soul and good sense of humour, sharing many of his jokes and making everyone laugh until they cried.

Dick and Donna raised their family of three boys in Blenheim, moving a few times and then moved one last time where they raised their sons on his childhood farm.  He was so happy being able to live his life on the homestead.

Dick’s family was his pride and joy, along with Toby his German Shepherd and Smokey his quarter horse.

Dick’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Medicine A West 4th Floor for their wonderful care of Dick during his final days as well as his family doctor, Dr. McCullough and specialist Dr. Martin (Sarnia).

Please join us for a time of visitation at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Friday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m.  A Funeral Service for Dick will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday September 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery.

Those wishing to remember Dick with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation toward the Palliative Care Unit or the London Regional Cancer Program for research.

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Donna & Families, John & I send our deepest condolences on the passing of Dick. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers. John & Sonia Simpson

Dear Donna and family, I was saddened to read of Dick's passing and wanted you to know that I'm thinking of all of you at this time. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Nancy Kelly

Mike, Anne, Jason. So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad/grandpa. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in all of the special memories you shared. Deepest condolences from Don & Dorothy Osborne & family.

Sending our sincere sympathy. Alan has good memories of camping with Dick

My condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.

So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Our condolences to all the family.

My condolences to the Pollock family. Dicky was always a joy to talk to. He was one of the nicest guys I ever had the pleasure of meeting. Happy hunting grounds Ricochet, never to be forgotten.

Mike, Anne, Jason - we are so sorry to learn of your father/grandfathers passing. Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences are sent your way. May you all find joy in the good memories and hold those close to your heart. God Bless Michelle and Tom Askew

We are so sorry for your loss.

John, Rosemary, Fraser and Brittany. We’re so sorry to hear about your father and grandfather’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family in these difficult times. Love, the Marchand Family!!

Pat and Julie. We are so sorry to hear of Dicks passing. He will be remembered for so many fond memories. We remember him at many auctions, and he always had a smile and a hello - and how are you. It was always nice talking with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. John and Glenda Clarke

John, Rosemary, Fraser and Brittany - I am so sorry for your loss. You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Dick.

Dear Donna and family. We are sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad and difficult time.

Sorry to hear of Dick’s passing, our deepest condolences to the Pollack family.

Donna, John, Pat , Mike and families, Sincere condolences to you all in the passing of Dick. May the happy memories you shared give you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Peter and Linda

Donna and family our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. He was a great neighbour and I have fond memories of horseback riding together and working thrashing bees. He will be missed. Fred & Kaye

Ann, Mike and family ; I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers.

Please except my deepest condolences Donna and your family. Thinking of you at this difficult time hugs 🙏

Sincere sympathy to you Donna, and to the boys and their families.

To the Pollock family, saddened to hear of Dick's passing, a true gentleman, our thoughts and prayers. RIP Dick.

Donna, John, Pat, Mike and families, we are so sorry to learn of Dick’s passing. He had such a kind and gentle manner and he was indeed proud of his family. Our heartfelt sympathy to all. Rest In Peace, Dick.

Aunt Louis,Deb,En,Rick and families so sorry for your loss.Our prayers and thoughts are with you families at this time of sorrow. Love, Jacquie and Phil

Extending my deepest sympathy in the passing of Dick, to you Donna and family.

So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Thoughts and prayers to you all....

My sincerest condolences Dick Rest in Peace

My sincerest condolences on the passing of Dick. May he rest in peace.

May your memories be a blessing .

Donna and Family, I’m so sorry to hear of Dicks passing. Thinking of you all during this time.

Dear Donna, Pat and family, My sincere condolences in the loss of your husband and father. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Thinking of you all. Many memories of Dick having lunch at the restaurant, always a smile! God’s Peace.

Donna and family, So sorry to read of Dick’s passing. Cherish all of the times that you shared together. May God give you peace and comfort at this time.

Pat and family - I remember your Dad coming into Thompsons and always having a smart remark and great visit with him. He was a super cool guy! Remember all the good times you had together. Condolences to all!💞💞

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all the Pollock family at this time. May you find comfort in your memories, and may the Holy Spirit bring you comfort in the coming days.

Sorry for your family's loss, thinking of you all. Lots of memories hunting with Dickie and my dad and all the guys when I was younger, always had a smile on his face.

Donna ,Louise and families. Please accept our sincere condolences. Loved talking and always a chuckle with Dick. He surely will be missed by many. Sending prayers for all of you.

Donna and Family.......... Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Your memories will be a comfort to you. RIP Dick

Sending condolences to Mike and Anne and the entire Pollock family.

Mike , Ann , Jason and the entire Pollock family I am so sorry for your loss . Sending you all my deepest condolences.

Sincerest condolences to the Pollock family. Sad to hear of Dick’s passing.