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RICHARD N. PATINA We would like to celebrate the life of Richard N. Patina, born 1951, who passed away on April 14, 2013, Sunday, the final day of The Masters, after a strong two year battle with brain cancer. Retired CEO of Lombard General Insurance Company (now Northbridge), Richard was involved in numerous organizations including the SHAW Festival Theatre, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, DAREarts Foundation for Children, Reach for the Rainbow, St. Michael's Hospital, and Sick Kids Hospital. A life cut too short, Richard was a firm believer in donating his time and resources to help others, and positively influenced the lives of family, friends and his many colleagues, both personally and professionally. Always one for adventure, Richard loved to travel, and was fortunate to explore many parts of the world with his wife, Judy. He enjoyed spending time on the golf course, particularly in Palm Springs and with a cigar in hand. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Judy, daughter Melanie (Steve), son Derek (Katie), sister Helen (David), grandson Fraser, as well as his many loved cousins, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, and other family members. He will be deeply missed by his many close friends, colleagues and business associates. According to his wishes, Richard will be cremated, and a Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, April 23rd, at the Credit Valley Golf and Country Club, 2500 Old Carriage Road, Mississauga, Ontario, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. with words being spoken at 4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

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Published in Toronto Star from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2013.
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May 3, 2013
We are both shocked and saddened by the loss of a terrific guy. We at Reach for the Rainbow had the pleasure of working alongside Rick for many enjoyable years. Always a gentleman, I so admired his interaction with people. Always kind and thoughtful. Our heartfelt condolences to all of his family. Indeed a life cut too short.
Donna Trella
May 3, 2013
I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of Rick's passing. Always a gentleman, we at Reach for the Rainbow appreciated so much his support over the years. On a personal level, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with him at our many golf courses. Indeed a life cut way too short. Our sincere condolences to his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very very difficult time. Donna Trella, Founder, Reach for the Rainbow.
April 24, 2013
My deepest sympathies to Judy and family. I had the pleasure of working with Rick - he was a great business man and a gentleman.
Felicia Salomon
April 23, 2013
The Gryguc Family sends condolences.
Wanda, Ted, Jon and Julius.
A longtime dear family friend he will be missed. But our childhood memories will remain. Rest in Peace
April 23, 2013
My sincere condolences on the loss of Rick. I have fond memories of the times Bill and I spent with you both. My thoughts are with you.
Donna Ward
April 23, 2013
Dear Judy and family,
We wish to send our thoughts, prayers and courage; Richard will never be forgotten, love and hugs
Gerry and Monique
April 23, 2013
Rick awarding DAREarts Leadership Award to Lesley from Webequie
We at DAREarts are saddened by the passing of our past Board Chair and are thinking of his family as we honour his longstanding commitment to DAREarts children, empowering thousands of young people nationally to ignite change in their lives and become leaders. Rick made our world a better place. Marilyn Field, Founder
April 22, 2013
Rick's passing is a great loss indeeed to all who had contact with him. Deepest condolences!
Shari W.
April 22, 2013
Dear Judy and family, We were so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. Herb was extremely fond of him and if he could speak or write, he would tell you of the many happy times spent fishing in the Charlottes or golfing wherever they found a course to challenge. Herb always said you could tell a man's character by fishing with him or playing golf with him and Rick was the best. We hope that you find comfort in knowing that Rick was so well respected and thought of both professionally and personally. With our deepest sympathy,
Herb and Aster Osen
April 20, 2013
Dear Judy and Family, Sandy and I were both deeply saddened to learn of Rick's untimely passing. Our time spent with him both in business and in community service was always truly enjoyable and mutually rewarding. May it help to know that the thoughts and prayers of your many friends are with you and yours. Bob & Sandy
April 19, 2013
To the Patino family, my greatest condolences for your loss. Let me tell you that I met Rick a few times thru Dare Arts for which he helped hundreds of kids in north Etobicoke. He changed many youngsters lives for,the best. John Hastings, TDSB Trustee
April 19, 2013
I was so sorry to hear of Rick's passing and wish to extend my deepest sympathy to Judy and family. Have known Rick since joining the Continental Ins. in 1976 and had the pleasure of working with and for him when he was named the Western Region VP to Contintental Ins.
Lorne Walberg
April 19, 2013
I did not know Rick very well but through my time at DAREArts I am aware of his great generosity to kids through his value to DAREArts board.
Ross Munro
April 19, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Rick was a real asset to our industry and a good influence for the many people that he worked with and mentored. From my early years at Continental, I remember him to be kind and respectful towards his staff and co-workers. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Desiree Zimbalatti
April 19, 2013
I am so sorry to see that Richard has passed. He was one of my best friends for 5 years in high school. I remember his quick wit the most and a day when we played soccer as a small group in High Park. We lost touch after high school when everyone went their separate ways but I always will remember him.
Peter Sturm
April 18, 2013
My fond memories of Rick are on a boat watching him handle his cigar, reeling in a big Chinook salmon with a huge grin on his face! I will miss him dearly. Melanie and family, my deepest sympathies and thoughts are with you and your family.
Jean Laurin
April 18, 2013
Judy, we were saddened to learn of Richard's passing. Our sympathies to you and your family.
Jennie, Randy & Steve Fridulin
April 18, 2013
Judy,our deepest sympathies to you and your family.Rick was always fun to be with,he was also very good within our industry.
Doug & Jo-Anne Swartout
April 18, 2013
I was deeply saddened to hear of Rick's passing. He was a great boss, kind and always smiling. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Shamin Walli, Vancouver
April 18, 2013
Richard and Judith have been wonderful neighbours. Richard had a terrific life but too short. How very sad we are at his passing and for his loss to Judy, Melanie (and Fraser) and Derek.
Allan and Paula Petrie
April 18, 2013
Melanie and family, our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Condolences from your friends at ENCON
Kate Harley
April 18, 2013
We will miss this remarkable man. Our condolences and love to Judy and family.
Jim Bratton and Drew Tait
April 18, 2013
Dear Jadzia, Helen, Dave & Family:
Thinking of you and offering our deepest condolences. May the love and support of family and friends carry you through your grief and may your cherished memories of Richard bring you comfort.
Love Sandy & Ron Hodder and Family
Sandy Hodder
April 18, 2013
We are very saddened by the loss of Richard and send our deepest condolences to his family. He clearly was a pillar in his community and loved and respected by anyone who met him. He will be missed. Dave, Stephanie, Ian and Marlo
Stephanie Plante
April 18, 2013
Richard was a true gentleman who will be missed by so many.
Ainslie & Bill Fry
April 17, 2013
Sympathies to Rick's beloved family and friends. He was a genuine person and will be missed.
Karen Barkley
April 17, 2013
Sympathies to family and friends, Rick was a genuine individual and will be sadly missed.
Karen Barkley
April 17, 2013
I was deeply saddened to hear of Rick's passing. He was a great boss and mentor and his love of family and life was inspiring. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Cathy Bradfield-Hamlin
April 17, 2013
I will always remember a tall, elegant gentleman. He always cared so very much for his beloved family. And his smile lite up a room!
JoAnne Gludish
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