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Date of Passing: Dec 05, 2020

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Richard Carroll of Winnipeg, MB passed away on December 5 at St. Boniface Hospital.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife: Nora Carroll; siblings: Vern Carroll, Verna Foisy (Bernard), and Real Carroll; nieces and nephews: Judy Carroll (David Tardiff), Bob Carroll (Treena Evans), Dan Foisy (Lisa Wilkinson), and Anne Marie (Rob Leggo); his step family and many close friends. He was predeceased by his parents Doria and Ralph Carroll.
His passion was motorbikes and the family have fond memories of him pulling up on his Honda; proud of owning his own bike. After moving to Joliette to help his Mom when his father passed, Richard found work in the tobacco fields; construction; high pressure cleaning; swimming pool installation; tempo installation - he was always a hard worker at every job he took on. Some fond memories of Rick when in Montreal, was the time he spent with his great-nieces and nephews. They used to call him Unc Unc. Family meant everything to him!
When moving to Manitoba (over 20 years ago), he loaded up his car with tires in case he had a flat on the way and Richard never looked back. His career in insulation started after moving to Winnipeg, a career that took him all over western Canada, before retiring from the union in 2018. When Rick would talk about his work in insulation he was passionate about it. He would be able to do a two week job in a couple of days. When he would explain why he was so fast he would say everyone else would measure and use tools to get angles, but not him. He would just go click, click, click and done. Because he was such a hard worker he did not know how to slow down so he went on to do roofing and renovations in his last two years after his retirement.
Richard will always be remembered for his strong work ethic and his loyalty to family and friends. He will also be remembered for his kindness, willing to give a helping hand if you were in need, and his sense of humour. His famous saying to his wife Nora was, "live today, die tomorrow, I lived a good life."
Thanks to the staff of St. Boniface Hospital for the care you gave him at his final hours! Good bye Rick we all loved you! You will be greatly missed. The family have planned a virtual funeral service on Friday, December 18 at 7 PM please copy and paste this YouTube link to be a part. ___________

Arrangements entrusted with:
Rock Fontaine Funeral Director
Honour - Respect - Dignity
(204) 223-2576 or toll free 1 (866) 499-2601

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 12, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • On s'est perdu de vue trop longtemps, cher cousin de mon âge. Quand nous étions enfants, Réal et toi me prêtiez votre vélo et nous nous amusions à faire des acrobaties pendant notre visite. Un beau souvenir. Toutes mes condoléances à ta famille. - Posted by: Christiane Pâquet (Cousine) on: Feb 15, 2021

  • Missing you today and ever since you left this life. Your family are in my thoughts today. Not going to get used to you not being here anymore.... But life goes on. And I know we'll all meet up again in another life. Watch over us and keep smiling my friend. Lots of love and respect to you and yours. Your pal from the Maryland, Jessica. - Posted by: Jess, Jacob and Kevin. (Friends) on: Dec 18, 2020

  • So sorry for your loss. Heartfelt Condolences to Rick’s family, friends and co-workers. RIP Bro Local 99 See you on the other side - Posted by: Larry & Wanda Korman (Local 99 insulator) on: Dec 13, 2020

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