May 31, 1949 – June 26, 2020
Peacefully at ARCH with family by his side. Treasured husband of Ingrid. Father of Julie LaCrosse (Sheldon Watkins), Richard Smith (Laurie Bloomfield), Ted Smith (Ami-lee), Tracey Taylor and the late Michael LaCrosse. Grandpa to Evan LaCrosse, Sarah McCulloch, Daniel McCulloch, Krystine Smith, Ted Smith, Katie Bloomfield-Smith and Hank Smith. Son of the late Albert and Jean LaCrosse. Brother of Candy LaCrosse, Trudy Wannamker (Robert), Gina Shubrook (Willie) and the late Earl LaCrosse. Brother-in-law to Shelley Petingola (Steve) of London Ont., Randy Dewling (Nancy) and the Phillips family. He was a nephew, cousin and special uncle Rick to many. He will be missed by his Riding Brothers and Sisters. He was blessed to have so many friends including his Cooper Lake Family.
As a heart recipient in 1994, Rick was thankful for his second chance, special thank you to all the doctors and nurses in Sault Ste. Marie and London that helped for all those years.
The family would also like to thank ARCH for their wonderful care of Rick. In keeping with Rick’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
Memorial donations may be made (payable by cheque or online) to ARCH.
Arrangements entrusted to O’Sullivan Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, in Sault Ste. Marie.