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Born: Mar 06, 1961

Date of Passing: Mar 27, 2020

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March 6, 1961 - March 27, 2020

With heavy hearts, we announce that Rick Jenken passed away at the age of 59 years after a short battle with liver cancer.
Rick was predeceased by his parents, Nellie and Ted Jenken; and is survived by his sons, Justin and Kelsey; and daughter, Carly. He also leaves behind his siblings, Marg Crossman (Al), Fran Delannoy (Ben), Bill (Shirley), Dave (Kim), Lori Jones (Rick), and Daryl, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rick grew up in Norwood Flats and had many friends. After graduating from Nelson Mac, he worked for CN as a carman at Transcona Shops. Then he went on to work at Community Cycle in St. Vital. Later he owned and operated his own bike shop, JMJ Cycle. Rick was very mechanically inclined and could fix anything, whether it was bikes, cars, boats, small engines, and/or carpentry.
Growing up, he played hockey with the Norwood Falcons, the St. Boniface Saints AAA, St. Boniface Riels, and the St. Vital Vics. He also played fast pitch with the St. Boniface Blues. Rick was a weightlifter, and enjoyed teaching others to box. He also loved boating and fishing, camping, and many bonfires with his family and friends, including his mom, his nieces Sandy and Arlene, nephew Jamie, and his brother and best friend, Daryl.
At age 42, he attended Assiniboine Community College and graduated with distinction, obtaining his diploma as a Licensed Practical Nurse, an accomplishment he was very proud of. Rick was a very well liked, competent, and compassionate nurse however, was unable to continue in his profession due to health issues.
Rick had a tough exterior and at times let it be known, but if you were his friend, he would go above and beyond to help you. He was well liked by many and had a heart of gold. He will always be in our thoughts, our hearts, and our prayers.

Rest in peace our beloved dad,
brother, uncle and friend.

There is no service at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held when possible.
Friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a photo tribute, stories and condolences for the family by visiting Richard's memorial page at

Cremation & Funeral Planning

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 11, 2020

Condolences & Memories (17 entries)

  • Deepest condolences to the family sending hugs and prayers Many fond memories of Richard. Rest In Peace - Posted by: Sharon Giersch (Friend ) on: Feb 18, 2021

  • I have just been made aware of Rick’s passing, and want to extend my sincere condolences to the Jenkin family. I played hockey with Rick on the St. Boniface Seals, and though I hadn’t known him for long, found a real great guy and friend. Tough as nails, but a big heart. Gone way too soon. Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Ken Roberts (Friend) on: Sep 11, 2020

  • Deepest Condolences to Bill, Shirley and family. Rick was a good friend in my early years and I always knew him to be loyal and kind. Very nice tribute to a life well lived. - Posted by: Joy & Neil Denyer (friend) on: May 11, 2020

  • I extend my deepest sympathies. - Posted by: Michelle Galipeau (Friend) on: May 06, 2020

  • Sorry to hear about Richard. - Posted by: Derek Tomchuk (friend) on: Apr 19, 2020

  • He will be missed. I had lots of good times and memories and got to work with Richard (Stitch) at the bike shop. We spent a lot of good times growing up! Rest In Peace Stitch you’ll never be forgotten my friend! - Posted by: Bob Ronyck (Friend) on: Apr 17, 2020

  • Rick's Family, very sorry to hear of Rick's passing, He was a great caring person and friend. My heartfelt thoughts are with you all. Take care Rick, have a cup of tea with your Mom like we did many times between classes at school. Brett Park - Posted by: Brett Park (Norwood Friend) on: Apr 13, 2020

  • Condolences to the Jenkins family...Wow where has the time passed, to young to take you away...I read the comments in your obit cant say I remember you any way were a solid individual...catch you on the other side. - Posted by: Michel Chouinard (Friend, hockey team mate, and Sunday Dinner Chicken eater at the Jenkins household) on: Apr 13, 2020

  • Hi Bill, Really sad when I see one of my former Nelson Mac students has passed away. My condolences to you and your family. God’s Peace be with you. Barry Busch - Posted by: Barry Busch (Teacher) on: Apr 12, 2020

  • Bill & family , I’m sorry for the loss of your brother. It’s hard to believe we loosing our family members at such a young age! May God be with you all at this time of grief. Gord & Mavis Duncan - Posted by: Gordon Duncan (First Cousin ) on: Apr 12, 2020

  • Gone far to soon, condolences and hugs from the Brockie crew. - Posted by: Rod Brockie (Friend of Family) on: Apr 11, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to the the Jenken family especially his children Justin Kelsey and Carley. Rick my seem like this big burly macho man. But he truly was a very kind sole with a very big heart. When it came to his children he was the biggest teddy bear around Just know that your dad loved you more than I can write on this page. Just know he is at peace now with his mama. Oh ya he was a man as boy. Justin you come by it honestly. Rick thank you for giving me the best gift you could ever do. Rest easy my friend. Until we meet again. Much love Shannon 💕 - Posted by: Shannon (Justin’s mother) on: Apr 11, 2020

  • Attended school with Rick (Stitch) and a few after school gatherings. Tough as nails but always had your back. My Heartfelt Sympathies go out to the family. Rest well Richard. - Posted by: Tom Brereton (Nordale and Nelson McIntyre) on: Apr 11, 2020

  • Bill, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I didn't know him personally but I know you and what you must be feeling at this time. All the best in your time of grief. Don Ross - Posted by: Donald Ross (Friend and teammate to his brother Bill and his wife Shirley.) on: Apr 11, 2020

  • Dear Bill, sorry for the loss of your brother. Our condolences to you and your family, may he Rest In Peace. Garry and Sharon - Posted by: Garry and Sharon pospishell (Friends of Bill and Shirley ) on: Apr 11, 2020

  • I knew Rick from growing up in the Norward flats and later in life working out at the same gym. I enjoyed running into Rick from time to time as we grew older and would exchange stories about life and kids. Sorry to the family for your loss.. - Posted by: Dave Lysyk (friend) on: Apr 11, 2020

  • Bill and family . Sorry to read this sad message . Rick was always a great guy , who was a friend to all that he met. Deepest condolences !! - Posted by: Dennis Lavallee (school time friend ) on: Apr 11, 2020

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