Walter Merrick “Rick” George Dawe

April 16, 2015 6 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Walter Merrick “Rick” George Dawe

February 5, 1946 – April 9, 2015

Our wonderful husband, father and grandfather, Rick has died suddenly. Born in South Brook, NL.  he built a successful career as a Professional Engineer (Dalhousie NSTC 1970) in the nickel mines in Ontario (INCO), property development (Opus Corp), and culminating with his construction management company Rudus Enterprises Ltd. His boyhood in air cadets qualified him for his pilot’s license and sparked his love of flying. He flew gliders for 10 years, often with his son, achieving many badges and making lifelong friends. He loved to skate. He played varsity hockey and later coached his daughters’ ringette teams. He enjoyed deep sea fishing with friends and family. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 44 years Lorraine, son Shaun (Samantha), daughters Adrienne and Nadia, grandchildren Hannah and Sophie, mother Rita, brothers Don (Bernice) and Ivan (Pat), sister Beverley (Russell), sister in law Margaret.  Rick was predeceased by his father Reginald and his brother Byron.

Celebration of Life
Saturday April 18th 2-4 pm
Royal Glenora Club
11160 River Valley Road, Edmonton AB

Sincere thank you to Dr. Duggan and Myrna (GNH Renal clinic) and Dr. Selvarajah. If you wish, donations in Rick’s memory may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Rick was a nice guy who will be missed by many, no more so than you all, his close family.

    With you always.

    Jaruay & Alan

  2. Rick will forever be remembered as a brother and friend always in our hearts, god bless, Rest In Peace brother.
    Terry & Leanne Paulsen

  3. Nadia and family my deepest and sincerest condolences. I came to know Nadia after she completed her instructor course and she became my friend instantly. I wish you all the best.

  4. Mr. Dawe was a kind and funny man. As a coach he was always fair and knowledgeable. I had the pleasure of knowing him as a role model and often envied his children having the parents they did. My condolences to the family and thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Dawe, Nadia, Adrienne, and Shaun.

  5. Our deepest sympathies to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
    Lara, Chris, and Max

  6. I am extremely saddened to read of Rick’s passing. I am expressing my sadness and sorrow .. May the happy memories of the past help you through this time. He was a wonderful gentle man and was well liked by all that knew and loved him. My condolences to Lorraine, Shaun, Adrienne and Nadia..

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