It is with heavy hearts that the family of Rick Onuczko announce his unexpected passing on July 21, 2022 at the age of 70.
Rick will be sadly missed by his mother Olga Iwaszkiw; brothers David (Maria) and Wayne; niece Stacey (Scotty); nephews Christopher (Dagmar) and Gregory (Tracie); as well as his great niece Morley and great nephews Seth and Isaac. Rick was predeceased by his father Peter Onuczko.
Born on February 29th, 1952 in Westlock, Alberta, Rick spent his early years on the family farm in Tawatinaw, Alberta. Later in his childhood the family moved to Edmonton, where Rick continued to live until eventually moving to St. Albert.
Rick was a reliable, hard working, and dedicated employee at the Alberta Research Council for 36 years before his retirement in 2019.
Rick had a great love for sports that carried throughout his life. Along with his brothers, he played on recreational fastball teams for many years. During the winter, he enjoyed participating in the bowling league at Bonnie Doon Bowling Alley.
In his spare time, Rick enjoyed watching hockey and baseball, and followed his favourite teams closely. He was also an avid reader who always had a book on the go and the next one at the ready.
Even though Rick was known for refusing to smile for the camera, he always had a joke ready to make other people smile. His quick wit and sense of humour will be missed by all who knew him.
There will be no formal funeral service at this time, but if you wish, donations in memoriam can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the charity of your choice.