Richard (Rick) Albert

June 15, 1959 – March 28, 2013

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Richard on March 28, 2013 surrounded by the love of his family and friends.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 26 years Connie (Meservia) and the pride and joy of his life – his three children Emily, Dane and Claire. He is also survived by his mother Jackie (Jim), brothers Randy (Celine), Renie (Nati), sister Kathy (Steffen), mother-in-law Marge, brothers-in-law Doyle (Jeanie), Lyle (Joan), Keith (Mary), Boyd (Sandy), aunts, uncles and numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard was born in Brandon, Manitoba and developed his artistic and mechanical aptitude as a young man including his entrepreneurial spirit and love of music. Richard’s ideas always included thinking outside of the box and figuring out a different way of getting things done. Richard had an enjoyable hockey career and continued his sporting talent by discovering his love of fastball. Richard enjoyed sharing that love with everyone and he always worked to promote the sport to ensure that all kids could play ball and have fun. Richard found great rewards in coaching his team to victory.

As a loving dad, Richard treasured spending time with his three children and sharing with their successes from football, to coaching his daughter’s team, to seeing performances done by his children. Richard was an amazing husband, father, son, brother and friend to all.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 1 pm at the Moose Hall, 1356 Cranberry Avenue, Nanaimo. A baseball game is to follow the service at Elaine Hamilton Park (Trofton). So bring your ball gloves and lawn chairs and join in the fun and remember to bring along your “Team Spirit.” In lieu of flowers an account has been set up for Richard’s children at Scotia Bank Account #40220-00812-21.

We love you and will miss you always.

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