RICHARD LEO JOSEPH DIONNE
November 24, 1956 – February 1, 2022
With heavy hearts, we announce that Rick Dionne passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and children on February 1, 2022, at St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 65 years.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years Susan (Robertson) Dionne; children, Chantal (Jon) and Marc; grandchildren, Dominic and Abigail; siblings, Louise (Dave) Morgan and Lorraine (Rocky) Hovorka; nephews, Bobby (Debbie) Morgan, Cory Hovorka and Tyler (Penny) Hovorka; niece Melissa Hovorka; extended Robertson family and friends. Rick was predeceased by his parents Robert (Bob) and Irene.
Rick was born and grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He worked at Burns for 25 years. After, we moved to Woodridge, Manitoba where he was a School Bus Driver for 20 years.
Dad’s kind loving personality brought him friends wherever he went, and he was fortunate to have many close lifelong friends. Dad was a proud father and grandfather, who took the time to develop a special relationship and bond with his children and grandchildren.
Dad and Mom loved spending summers at their cottage in Beauty Bay, Ontario entertaining family and friends. He loved the lake life and driving his pontoon boat and watching his children and grandchildren playing in the water and on the beach. He enjoyed his annual boys golfing weekend at Beauty Bay. In winters, dad enjoyed fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling at their home in Woodridge.
Rick will be forever remembered for his passionate loyalty to his teams, the Bombers, the Vikings, the Blue Jays and the Jets. Dad organized a yearly NHL hockey draft pool for 40 years.
Rest in Peace Dad.
Rick’s family would like to thank the nurses, doctors, and staff at St. Boniface ICM who provided excellent care to our dad.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of Rick’s life will be held at a later date. In the meantime, Rick’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.
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