Richard “Rick” Wilson

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Richard “Rick” Wilson of Blenheim and formerly of St. Thomas passed away on Friday October 23, 2020 at the age of 67.   Rick was a millwright by trade and retired from Prestran Industries in St. Thomas.  In his spare time, he was a very talented mandolin crafter and enjoyed bluegrass music.  He and his wife Tina (Wiebe) were living proof that sometimes blind dates do work out as they recently celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary.  They spent the last year together building their forever home doing as much work as they could themselves.  Rick will be remembered with great fondness by his daughter Ashley Wilson of Goderich and his son Paul & Sherry Wilson of Stratford as well as his grandchildren Torri, Troy, Mazie, Sophia and Samantha.  He was the son of Evelyn (Lavigne) & the late John Hargreaves and is survived by his only brother Gary Radford and his wife Liz.  He is also be remembered by his mother-in-law, his brothers and sisters-in-law and by his nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Rick’s wishes, cremation has taken place and his family will remember him privately.

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Dear Tina ,so sorry to hear of Ricks passing ,our thoughts and prayers are with you . You are missed by my mother at Beattie manor .

Sorry to hear your loss. His father John lived on Chestnut st down from my parents. I worked with Rick at Flex-O-lite in st thomas close to 35 years ago. Sorry for your loss

Rick was a dear friend who had a good sense of humour. He was a nice man who I never heard say bad things about people. He was a talented musician who loved building splendid instruments as well as playing them. It was my privilege and pleasure to have known him. He will be missed. Rest In Peace, My Friend. My most sincere condolences to Tina and the family.

Dear Tina: We have just returned from a few days away from home; we have, therefore, just learned of Rick's passing. My husband and I knew Rick from the Rodney music jams and were great fans. We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely, Ray, Gwen and Lori Reeson

Tina, I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My sincerest condolences to you.

I am so sorry to hear that Rick passed away... My sincere condolences to Tina, Ashley, Paul and the rest of his wonderful family. I have many really good memories of the times we worked together at Presstran. He was one of the key people who helped me in many different ways. HIs quick smile, calm and gracious approach to problem solving, his willingness to help others, his attention to detail and pride of a job well done will be missed,

My deepest sympathy and condolences, I am honored to have known and worked together with Rick at Presstran! Elemer Sopronyi

I knew Rick through Presstran. He was great to work with! My condolences to the family.

We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Our sincere condolences on the passing of Rick. Our prayers go out to Tina and the rest of the family. He will sadly missed but never forgotten. Jake & Irene

Sending all our love to you Tina at this very very sad time for you......the love of your life gone. Sending you lots of prayers ....... may your wonderful family surround you and give you the support you will need in these coming days....... Love Di and family

Oh Tina. Im shocked. As i said somewhere else, he was the 2nd pea in the pod. You two were meant to be. You have my condolences and more. Know you are in my thoughts.

My sincere sympathies to Tina and family. I knew Rick through music. Even though I only jammed with him a few times in Thorndale and Rodney, I considered Rick a friend. He will be missed.

Tina I cannot put into words how very sorry I am to hear this news. Rick was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.

Tina, I'm deeply sorry to hear of your loss, and my heart goes out to you and all those who are left grieving Rick's passing. I am praying for comfort, strength and peace for you especially, for today and in the days ahead. Love, Helen

Sending prayers and hugs to the whole Family. May Rick R.I.P