WALKER, Richard Bruce

June 17, 1948 – April 17, 2019

Rick passed away peacefully with his wife Wendy and son Michael by his side.  He was a kind and gentle man who always put his family first.  He spent many enjoyable and challenging years in the oil and gas industry beginning with the ERCB and retiring from Imperial Oil in 2013.  During the years his son was growing up, Rick volunteered with Junior Forest Wardens – Cochrane, Cochrane Minor Soccer, Riverview Community Association and Cochrane High Band Parents Assn.  He also had a keen interest in building things, for which he accumulated many useful tools, and an interest in computers, a hobby that he shared with his son Michael.  Rick enjoyed his many visits to London UK, cross-country skiing, hiking and walking with the Men’s Walking Group in Cochrane.  He is survived by his wife Wendy of 43 years and his son Michael, brothers Dan (Liz), Ken (Marjore) and Brent (Glenora), as well as many nieces and nephews.  He will be greatly missed!

There will be a gathering of family and friends planned in July.  Thank you to the staff at St. Marguerite’s Manor, Calgary for the excellent care they provided to Rick during his final years.  In lieu of flowers, donations to support research can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary and the Parkinson’s Association of Alberta. 

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

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  1. On April 21, 2019 at 2:34 am Brent and Glenora Said:

    Thanks Wendy, that’s perfect. We always donate to the Alzheimer’s Society but will make a special donation for Rick. We will be there for sure in July. Say hi to Mike and Ken for us.

  2. On April 21, 2019 at 2:54 am Michael and Karen Pollock Said:

    So sad to hear about this Wendy. I will donate to the Alzheimer’s Society for Rick when we return from our trip. Please pass on our condolences to Mick as well, and we’ll see you in July.

  3. On April 21, 2019 at 4:05 am Rena Bierman Said:

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful tribute and photo of Rick. He was as you described him, “A kind and gentle man.”
    My deepest sympathy for you and your family Wendy. Planning to see you in July.

  4. On April 21, 2019 at 11:13 am Walter and Paulette Bentz Said:

    We will always treasure our many memories of mountain hikes with Rick made special by his great sense of humour and bounty of geological information. He was indeed a very kind and gentle man.
    Our deepest sympathies to all the family.

  5. On April 22, 2019 at 6:47 am Joyce and Lloyd Manning Said:

    Rick was a fun guy to walk with during the years of participation in our Cochrane Mens Walking Group. We certainly missed him during his absence. Our condolences Wendy and Mike.
    See you soon,

  6. On April 22, 2019 at 7:21 am Brian Beugin Said:

    Thanks for sharing, Wendy. I have fond memories of Rick and I together putting up lights for the art shows. He was a fine man. My condolences to you and your family. Take care.

  7. On April 22, 2019 at 9:55 am Karen Delisle Said:

    Wendy, we are sorry to hear about Rick. Our sincere condolences, hugs, and prayers go out to you. Take care.

  8. On April 22, 2019 at 3:05 pm Lorri and Wayne MacDonald Said:

    Our deepest condolences to Mike and Wendy. We loved Rick’s quiet sense of humour, his smile and his laugh. We have great memories of hiking with the Walker family along with our sons Pat and Kelly. Rick will be missed.

  9. On April 24, 2019 at 6:01 pm Brock Said:

    Wendy we were saddened to hear about Rick’s passing. We send you and Mike our condolences and prayers.

  10. On April 25, 2019 at 3:44 pm Karen Orser Said:

    Wendy, very sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and Michael and the family.

  11. On April 26, 2019 at 8:33 am Kathy & Dave Foxcroft Said:

    Wendy, we were very sorry to hear about Rick. We were just musing the other day about a horseback trip we took with the Junior Forest Wardens and how Rick made us laugh with his dry sense of humor claiming he was given a very uncomfortable, unrideable ‘civil war saddle’! His memory will live on. Our deepest sympathy to you and Mike

  12. On April 27, 2019 at 10:16 am Paula J Bell Said:

    Please accept my deepest sympathies. I was so sorry to learn the sad news of Rick’s recent passing today. I remember Rick as a hard working, good, caring, kind, gentle, co-worker and friend at Imperial Oil — he was a good person and friend. Please count me among those who share your grief today and whose heart is heavy for you Wendy, Michael and family.

  13. On April 27, 2019 at 1:27 pm Denise Staples Said:

    Wendy ..my condolences to you and your family. I know its hard to let a loved one go. His journey is now over and he is at peace. I hope that your time with Rick will bring soft, loving memories as you move forward. Although I never met Rick, I know you now, and hope that you and your family cherish your memories of happy family times. RIP Rick.

  14. On April 30, 2019 at 8:52 am Dan and Elizabeth Walker Said:

    Although he has gone from our sight, we will always treasure the many memories Rick has provided over the years.

  15. On May 9, 2019 at 10:07 am Lydia Graham Said:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Richard was very community minded. I enjoyed our chats at community events. I can only imagine what a sense of loss you must be experiencing. My sympathy to you and Michael and family.