Posted: December 4th, 2013

RICK PRINCE, beloved husband of Valarie Prince and father of Cody and Kari Prince, passed away quietly with his wife by his side at the Cardston Hospital on Monday, November 25, 2013.

He is survived by his sisters Treva Hall and Cavell (Bud) Craig, and his brother Lonny (Betty) Prince. He was predeceased by his parents Marion and Arla Prince, his two brothers Wayne and Gordon Prince, and his brother-in-law LeRoy Hall. Rick was born in the old Cardston Hospital on June 29, 1946, and spent his early years in Beazer, Alberta. He was the second youngest of six children, and loved to go horseback riding with his brothers. He would ride his horse Trigger to school in Beazer with his sister Cavell and his brother Gordon, until he moved to Cardston in the fourth grade. After high school, he attended the Lethbridge Junior College and then began his apprenticeship in welding. He spent many years working for Chinook Pipelines and travelling all over Alberta. In 1974, he married Valarie Jean Kennard, only daughter of Clayton and Myrtle (Wescott). They eventually moved to an acreage in Aetna, Alberta, where they made their home. Rick loved camping, fishing, and hiking with his family, and spending time in the outdoors. He was a cowboy at heart, and enjoyed John Wayne westerns, Ford trucks, and country music. We’re proud of you, Rick. Thank you for being a loving husband, the best brother, and the greatest dad. We’ll miss you and love you always. The Funeral Service will be held at the Cardston L.D.S. South Hill Chapel, on Thursday, November 28th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church on Thursday, November 28th from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Aetna Cemetery. E-mail your condolences to:

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  1. Debbie Zuback says:

    Val & family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. I know he was not well for the last few years. I remember some of the good old days in Cardston …. Always lots of fun with Rick and the Leavitt boys. Take care Val,
    With Sympathy, Debbie

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