1952 ~ BURGESS ~ 2012

Posted: September 19th, 2012

Mr. Richard “Rick” John Burgess, beloved husband and best friend of Mrs. Shirley Burgess (Thickson) of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, September 15th, 2012 at the age of 60 years. Richard will be missed by all, but moreso by his sons, Rick (Kim) Burgess of Red Deer and Tyler (Stacey) Thickson of Medicine Hat; his daughters, April Munroe of Medicine Hat, Angel Burgess of Ponoka, and Kim Schafer (Mark) of Chestermere; his grandchildren, Dillon, Steve, Dakota, Taylor, Matt, Max, Rezner, Torin, Emily, and Sam; his mother; four brothers; three sisters; numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Richard was predeceased by his father. The Funeral Service will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, September 21st, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. At Rick’s request, a Celebration of His Life will be held after the funeral service at Golden Sheaf Park, his favorite place. Memorial gifts in Richard’s memory may be made to AJ’s Loan Cupboard, Box 45006, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0B1. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Richard Burgess. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Thursday around 12:35 p.m. on Power 93.7 fm. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Benda Stanul says:

    To my big Brother . You have left a big void in my heart!There will no one to take that place always saved for you. You were strong and brave. You managed to show us how to be so brave all thorugh your life. You’ll never know how much your are loved and missed. We will see you again Love your sister Brenda

  2. Tara Redahl says:

    So sad to hear about Rick…our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this hard time. Rick was a great man, he touch many people. Will miss his sense of humor and laugh.

  3. Larry and Crystal says:

    To our neighbor and friend. Your struggle has ended and now you are with the Lord. You will always be remembered especially your laughter. You have been and will always be an inspiration to your family and friends.With our condolences to your family

  4. Niki Bennett says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Shirley. Sincere condolences to you and to your family.

  5. Mel & Diane Holstein says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing, he was a very nice person.
    Unfortunately we never got to see him since playing crib at the Legion.

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