• Green Funeral Home
    Fort Frances, ON
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Richard Arnold Bedard 1976 - 2010
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January 20, 2011
I only knew Rick from the conferences we attended every year in September I loved every moment I got to have with Rick he was such a special person in my life. He really took to my youngest daughter Courtney n he called her his little princess n told her that he had a daughter about her age n wanted them to meet but may not have that chance now. He was such an inspiration to me I just adored Rick n I know he talked highly about me to his uncle Allan. RIP my friend you will surely be missed at the next conferences I will attend it will not be the same without you my friend. You may be gone but not forgotten you will have a special place in my heart.
January 12, 2011
Dear Rick, you have been a very special part of my life. I will miss you deeply and will always remember you. I know that you are in a good place and I know that I will see you again someday.

Len, Corri and boys, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a very good, kind person and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
January 6, 2011
Rick, you will be missed by so many. My heart goes out to all of your family and your children. Corri and Len, you raised a really good man.
Sitting in the church last week and seeing how many lives you touched was so beautiful. You just loved and loved some more. Your uncle Allan was right, love is stronger than death. Your love, kindness, humour, genuine interest in people will go a long ways even though you're not with us anymore.
Thank you for the memories, the unconditional love, kindness, the special moments we shared over the years, the laughs and how you always, even in our adult lives, made me feel beautiful and special. Nobody has ever looked at me the way you did. I was reminiscing about our very first date all those years ago and how we thought we were alone in that theatre, when all of a sudden, your mom and little brother popped up in the seats in front of us. My friend, she looked out for you then and will always have your back.
You will always be one in a million to me, Rick. There are no words for goodbye...

January 5, 2011
To Ricky's family, so sorry for your loss and I am sure we will be missed and I am so sorry to. Catherine Ann McWatch.
January 5, 2011
Its been over a week and I still think of you, when its over a month I will still be thinking of you, when its a year tears will flow from my eyes, as years to come it will still be hard missing a big brother like you. Ricky you were the first to accept me as your (little) sister with your warm arms giving me a bear hug. You always treated females as princesses, males as heroes and families like gold. No matter the hard times that you've gone through you always had a big cherry smile on your face. All the memories of you will never be forgotten. Swimming back at the lake, or off the dock.Smoking a cirgarette with a coffe in our hands talking about life as we knew it back then. I am glad to have a big brother like you just the same as all our other brothers. I know you were gateful for the things everyone has done for you, but you touched us all in different waysbefore and after your surgery long ago. I know that I can only speak for myself, you made me feel like I was a princess. You taught me to be tough, strong and kind. You taught me to love unconditionally and man Ricky you are an amazing person. I will miss you forever and you will always be in my heart. I love you.
January 5, 2011
Corri and Matt, my thoughts are with you both and the rest of your family during this time. I'm very sorry for your loss.
January 5, 2011
oh Rick.. visiting Fort Frances will never be the same without your face and your voice. Without your stories, without your playful bugging and the smile you give to let me know you are just joking around. To know that I am hurt this much... just hurts me even more when I think of your family.

Take care, everyone. Make sure you call eachother as much as Rick would call you.
January 5, 2011
To the times weve had, Ricky, I love you and miss you, and will cherish you always. You are in my heart. Keep an eye on us ok, till we meet again.
Love always and forever.
January 5, 2011
May the roads rise and meet you,
May the wind always be at your back,
May the sun shine upon youe face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again my friend,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hands.

Forever in our hearts and memories
Kristie,Desmond,Avery,Brooklyn Dear
January 5, 2011
To all of Ricky's Family.
I am so sorry for your loss. Rick was a wonderful person, he will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.

Gina Charpentier
January 5, 2011
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
January 5, 2011
My dear brother please rest in peace. Look after me like you always done. Rick i will always love you and you will always have a place in my heart. I miss you bro.
January 5, 2011

I had a very pleasant dream about you last night. You and I won a photo booth contest for best picture. This of course was after you passed away. I started crying in my dream because I missed you and I was sad that you were gone. When I went to claim our prize, I saw you around the corner. You were sitting on a chair. The only words you spoke to me were, "It's okay, go ahead. Everything will be okay." I love you Rick. And I beleive you when you say everything is going to be okay. Farewell until we meet again.

January 4, 2011
I was saddened to hear of Rick's departure. Rick will always live on in my memories of childhood and adventure.
January 4, 2011
To my dear cousin Cori.
There are no words to express how deeply our family is saddened by the news of the passing of your son. We will keep your family in our prayers. No distance can replace the love that remains in the hearts of families. Love and Prayers. Donna and my children. Allan, Darren, Leo and Ashley.
January 4, 2011
To the Bedard family,

I never knew Ricky, I only know Len. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Remember the good times. Remember the smiles and the laughter. Remember the good times. I find that remembering the good and joyful times keep those we've lost, alive in our hearts forever.

All my love.
January 4, 2011
Hey ricky, you are my best friend, my brother, my role model, we had amazing times together. Till we meet again...Look after your lil brothers ok.
I love you, always and forever...xoxoxo
January 4, 2011
I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of Rick, he was a great person and an awesome uncle to Nicole. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. Nicole will miss her uncle dearly.
January 4, 2011
my beloved son, i will miss you profoundly ,, your wisdom . you . knowing your in a safe place in brings peace to our hearts
January 2, 2011
So very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed meeting up with Rick and conversing with him. He always was so very caring, friendly and positive.
December 31, 2010
To Rick's family, We were very sorry to hear of Rick's passing. We enjoyed his visits and he was always appreciative of anything anyone did for him.
December 31, 2010
Dear Corri, Len, & family,

I was deeply saddened to hear of Rick's passing. I will miss our times together when he was there to offer his smile and great advice about life. Wish I could have made it to the service to express my condolences to you personally. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
December 30, 2010
To Leonard Sr and Corri and all of Ricks Family
It was with great sadness that I learned of the loss of such a great friend.My thoughts are with you all in this difficult time.I am so very sorry that I could not make it to the service today to tell you this in person.The last conversation I had with Rick was back in Oct this year, it has been playing over and over in my head he will be greatly miss by so many..Rick always could make me laugh if I was having a bad day he had a great sense of humor.Like I said he will be greatly missed. My condolences to all of Rickys Family. Barb Wilson was (Trimble)
December 30, 2010
I will miss Ricky deeply. He was always so caring toward my daughter Tia (cousin) and I. I'm glad he asked about me before his passing. I'll always remember the good times with him and our family. Rest In Peace, Sweetness!
December 30, 2010
to the Bedard family, to all who knew him.
He seemed a friend to all, a quick smile, always loving. May your memories of the way he lived his life bring you peace. I just heard and it is 11 am on Thursday.. I would have loved to have been at his service...I am deeply sorry for your loss. Prayers... from Della
December 30, 2010
Corri, Norm, Len and family, we were so sad to hear of the loss of Ricky. He was a unique person who will sick in the hearts of all who knew him.
I will miss seeing his smiling face when ever he greated you no matter what kind of day he was having.
Ricky is now in the arms of God waiting for us all to join them.
Love Sherri and Gordon Shine & Family.
December 29, 2010
Dear Corri, It is with great sadness that I learned of your dear son's death. What great sadness for you, I will be thinking of you during the difficult days ahead. Sincerely, Ginette Anderson
December 29, 2010
To Ricky's family. So very sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed the brief encounters and friendly conversations. He will be missed.
December 29, 2010
To Ricky's family, So very sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed the brief encounters and friendly conversations we had. He will be missed.
December 29, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
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