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GEORGE JOSEPH NARCISSE RICARD September 28, 1943 - June 27, 2012 Georges (George) Joseph Narcisse Ricard was born the eldest of seven siblings in Ste. Anne, Manitoba on September 28, 1943. By necessity he turned to the labor force early in life and was employed as a semi-truck driver most of his working years. He joined the 6 Jim Whitecross RCAC Squadron and in 1962 enlisted with the 402 Air Reserve Squadron where he served as an aircraft mechanic. George's marriage union produced three sons, all of whom serve in uniform and of whom he was irrepressibly proud. With a reputation as a handy man who could fix anything, he collected many projects from his friends and neighbourhood. Among his many talents, he was also a square dance caller and instructor, and bartender at the Duke of Kent Legion. He was a trusting, friendly and sociable man who made time for chatting with friends over a cup of COFFEE. On June 5, 2012, George found a new and faithful Friend who promised to never leave nor forsake him, and became a new man by trusting in the finished work of Jesus Christ alone for his justification before God. He showed a new joy and peace as he struggled with cancer. Then, peacefully on June 27, 2012, George left the cares of this world behind him for the glory of gazing into the face of his Lord and Saviour. As for Me, I will see YOUR face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied when I awake in YOUR likeness - Psalm 17:15. A Celebration of George's Life will be held Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Wheeler Funeral Home, Cemetery Crematorium, 1800 Day Street with John Plantz Officiating. Funeral Arrangements in Care of Wheeler Funeral Home, Cemetery Crematorium 1800 Day Street 224-1525
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 30, 2012
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