It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Richard Dale Ellingson, our husband, father, brother, uncle, papa and friend. Rick is predeceased by his parents Irene and Mervyn Ellingson, mother-in-law Irene Lamothe and his best friend Kevin Vevang. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Michelle, daughter Alexandra, brother Ryan, sister-in-law Patsy and their children Matthew and Sidney, step-daughter Laura (Justin) and their daughter Kohana, stepson Michael (Kelsie), and their son Edison. Rick also leaves to remember him, his Aunt Mildred, numerous cousins and Michelle’s family. Rick spent most of his professional career working for the Government of Saskatchewan. Rick had a few jobs in this realm, but he loved being a constituency assistant the most; he loved helping people. Rick had many passions in his life, which included music, literature and travelling. Rick was a kind and generous person who cared very much about the people, animals and the world around him. Rick adored his family and spent many occasions making everyone laugh. Rick was a very funny person who had an intelligent sense of humour. The service to commemorate Rick’s life will be held at W.J. Jones & Son Chapel, 106 Athabasca St.E., Moose Jaw, SK on Friday January 2, 2015 at 11:00 am. Della Ferguson will officiate. For those who are able to attend, to honour Rick’s love of music, please wear your favourite band shirt. For those who are unable to attend and would like to pay tribute to Rick, please put on your favourite Led Zeppelin song and turn it up “to 11”. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local Animal Shelter. In living memory of Rick, a memorial planting will be made by W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Home. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries).
Dayna Smith-Short Funeral Director