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Born: Sep 06, 1955

Date of Passing: Feb 24, 2022

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved father Rick, on February 24, 2022, at the age of 66.
He is predeceased by his wife Louise (nee Wurmlinger), and father Eric Harding.
Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Matthew (Holly), Stephen (Amy), and Justin (Jenna); his grandchildren, Oliver and Easton; his mother Jill; brothers, Tony (Lisa), John; and brother-in-law Phil; as well as his nieces, nephews, friends, and pups, Lexi and Kalah.
Rick was born on September 6, 1955 in Stoke-on-Trent, England. He worked for over 30 years at Wawanesa Insurance in various positions. Rick was an adventurous, generous, and outgoing person with a charming frankness. Through work, hockey, softball, coaching, and many other activities, he made a lasting impression on everyone he met.
A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, March 18, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd in Winnipeg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rick's memory to Spirit of Hope Rescue,

We love you dad, you will be deeply missed.
Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 12, 2022

Condolences & Memories (24 entries)

  • I want to offer my condolences to Rick’s family for a loss like this that has come way to soon. I got to know Rick mostly through chats at the gym across the street from work at the Fort Garry. I would see Rick there almost every day over lunch and we would often chat. Rick was right into staying in shape and always had a good story to tell. Rick mentioned that he was in the process of building a car at home, corvette if I can recall. We had this in common as I was doing the same at the time. I often wondered if Rick had completed that project. Rick would often mention his boys and how proud he was of how they were doing as well. I also remember the day Rick told me that his wife passed. At that time I could tell Rick was a bit lost, being left to wonder what direction to take in his life now. Rick wasn't one to show much emotion, but I could tell that it was a devastating loss for him and his boys. Rick was tough as a goat on the outside, but certainly was a kind person on the inside and he will be missed. RIP Rick. - Posted by: Robin Betle (Friend) on: Mar 27, 2022

  • Hi, sorry, I just heard about Richard's passing. Richard worked for me for a short time at the University of Manitoba - IST - Information Services and Technologies department. I am very sorry to hear about his passing and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Light and Healing - Dianne. - Posted by: Dianne Winser (Employer) on: Mar 25, 2022

  • So sadden to have heard of Rick's passing. Deepest sympathies to the family. Will always have some fond memories of working with Rick. - Posted by: Darrel Kitchur (friend) on: Mar 21, 2022

  • Our condolences go out to Matt, Stephen and Justin and their families. Such a shock to hear Rick passed. Such a great guy - big teddy bear - with a one and only personality. So many laughs together and memories throughout the hockey and football days. Enjoyed coaching and the road trips with Rick and the kids. Rick also volunteered a ton of time at Southdale Community Centre. Always wanted to lend a hand. Miss you already Ricky! Give Louise a big hug for us! Cheers! - Posted by: Bunny & Larry Mitchell (Friends) on: Mar 19, 2022

  • Very sad to hear of the passing of Rick. Our thoughts and prayers are with all grieving his loss. I’m sure he will be missed by all those who knew him.RIP - Posted by: Lawrence Sierhuis (Class of 74 St. Norbert High School ) on: Mar 18, 2022

  • Rick was the man!!! A great friend and a proud father. So many good times we had together, at Grand Beach when our kids were young, at Wawanesa, if you need something to get done, Rick was always there. Also outside of work memories of playing together or against each other in baseball or hockey. No matter the outcome, there was so much fun during and after playing. My condolences, Rick will be missed but he will always be in my memories. - Posted by: Bill Brown (Friend) on: Mar 17, 2022

  • We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Rick - he was one heck of a guy!! Greg and I enjoyed many great weekends at Grand Beach with the family !! Rick had a great sense of humor and always kept us in stitches laughing. Rest in peace Rick. Greg and Jackie Gacek - Posted by: Greg & Jackie Gacek (Friends) on: Mar 16, 2022

  • Met Rick when he and a couple of others ran the Rec league out of St. Vital arena. It was the best time I had playing rec hockey. Rick was to the point when came to playing like we should. I really appreciated the time I played. - Posted by: Brent Crosson (Hockey) on: Mar 16, 2022

  • My condolences to to Rick's family. I knew Rick from playing hockey in the St. Vital oldtimers hockey league in the 90's. Rick was one of the guys that organized the league and made sure it was fun for everyone. Rick was a real character, lots of fun and he seemed to know everyone. Brian Mooney - Posted by: Brian Mooney (Hockey) on: Mar 15, 2022

  • Sincerely condolences to all who knew Rick. He will be missed by all of us at the SOHL. - Posted by: Martin Robinson (Friend) on: Mar 15, 2022

  • My condolences to the entire Harding family. Rick was a lot of fun and extremely proud of his boys. Gone far too soon. He will be missed by all who experienced his unique sense of humor. I am especially saddened for Justin who I coached for a few years. What a wonderful young man. Truly a reflection of his father. - Posted by: Ric Bender (worked together for the St. Boniface Riels) on: Mar 15, 2022

  • Rick was a great friend. I will miss having a beer with him and laughing with him. He was a very proud father of his three boys, my sincerest sympathies to Justin, Stephen and Matthew. Clarence Kelland - “My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it” - Posted by: Guy Delaurier (Friend) on: Mar 14, 2022

  • Our deepest sympathies to the Hardings. We will miss his boisterous mannerisms and witty comments. Rick and Louise were great neighbours and will be sorely missed. Rest in peace Rick. - Posted by: Greg and Karen Yaremko and Family (Neighbours) on: Mar 13, 2022

  • Way to early. - Posted by: Steenssens (Schoolmate 72/73) on: Mar 13, 2022

  • I didn't know Rick well. Several years ago he came to Calgary and we met for drinks and reminisced about our lives and school days. He was a kind and gentle soul. - Posted by: Monique Yeo (School friend) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • Rick, what will we do without you! There was never a dull moment especially at Grand Beach “happy hour”. Condolences to Justin, Stephen, Matthew, and families. Your Dad was so proud of you boys and we will miss him sharing all of the sports stories and adventures. Rick and Louise you both left too soon. You will forever be missed. - Posted by: Garth, Cindy, Dane, and Taylor Pischke (Friends) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • My heartfelt condolences to Rick’s family. May your treasured memories bring you comfort and joy! Rick was my neighbour at the beach. He was always friendly, helpful, and kind. When I would start to cut my front lawn he would tell me to stop as he was going to cut it the next day. Cheers Rick!🍷 - Posted by: Wendy Morris (Neighbour at beach) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • My Sincere Condolences to the Harding Boys and Families.... So sorry for your loss. He will be missed and he is now reunited with your mom.. Cherish all those special memories you have. Memories never die.. Joyce Webinger, Trevor Webinger and Kevin Webinger... - Posted by: Joyce Webinger (Friend) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • My Sincere Condolences to the Harding Boys and Families.... So sorry for your loss. He will be missed and he is now reunited with your mom.. Cherish all those special memories you have. Memories never die.. Joyce Webinger, Trevor Webinger and Kevin Webinger... - Posted by: Joyce Webinger (Friend) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • It’s with great sadness that I have to say goodbye to my best bud. You’ve been a lifetime (53 years) friend of mine. Never a dull moment. May you RIP beside Louise. Love you guys forever. - Posted by: George Zadoroznik (Best buddy) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • Rick was a few years older then me, but I remember him so vividly, always smiling. Him and Ron Rochon were Mutt and Jeff, where there was 1 the other was not far back. RIP Rick. Another one gone too soon, Our condolences to the family. - Posted by: denise broomfield (Friend from school) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • Condolences to Rick’s family and friends. He will be sadly missed, his sense of humour, very witty and sarcastic come backs. But mostly his caring for his family and friends. He was always there. You will be missed my friend. - Posted by: Anita Michaluk (Friend) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • Sending condolences to all of Rick’s family and friends. Rick has been a friend for over 50 years and we will miss his smile, his sense of humor and the odd sarcastic comment. We’ve all lost One of the best! - Posted by: Ron & Nikki Rochon (Friend) on: Mar 12, 2022

  • Our deepest condolences 💐 to the family . Many great memories we had with Rick and Louise and so sad that they are both gone too soon. RIP Rick you will be missed and we’re sure Louise was waiting for you with open arms ❤️ Dallas & Lynne Johnston - Posted by: Dallas and Lynne Johnston (Friend ) on: Mar 12, 2022

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