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Richard (Rick) Nordal

December 11, 2020




“Rick” Richard Nordal

March 19, 1946 – December 11, 2020


On Friday, December,11th, 2020, our much loved husband and dad was freed from his many physical challenges He left this world peacefully, at Selkirk Regional Health Centre, at the age of 74 years.

He leaves behind his wife of 46 years Ruth; daughter Shaylene (Melanie); son Scott (Casey); the light of his life his granddaughter Jesika; and step-grandchildren Emily, Alexis and Maximus.

He is predeceased by his parents Walter and Sophie; his father-in-law Metro and mother-in-law Helen.

Rick loved all sports, however hockey was his sport as he was a force to be reckoned with on the ice. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. 

Rick had a 33 year career working for Air Canada.  After retiring at the age of 55, he volunteered at the Marine Museum, it was his heart and soul.  He loved to be there cutting grass, helping with pancake breakfasts and Halloween Haunt, selling draw tickets or whatever was needed of him.

Dad will be remembered for his love of Tim Hortons, watching all sports, cruising in his many vehicles, snow blowing, cutting grass, fishing with Scott, helping Shay with yard work and a good Half Moon deluxe hotdog with a canned Pepsi.

When I cash in I would like to go

Where the geese fly low and the bucks run slow

Where the fishing is good

Anytime of the year

And you don’t need all

That expensive gear!

Where the weather is nice

The whole year round

With about two months

Where there is snow on the ground

No vicious storms, no droughts, no tornadoes

A good summer for growing tomatoes

~Author unknown


Our family would like to express our appreciation to Dr. Prematilake and the staff of Med1 at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre, who gave such love and devotion to our husband, father and grandfather and tremendous moral support to our family these past few weeks.  You have made the transition easier and have made our lives richer.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held.

If you wish to honour Rick’s memory, a donation can be made to the Marine Museum of Manitoba, P.O. Box 7, Selkirk, MB. R1A 2B1

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