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Riley , Richard
April 1962 - October 2018
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Our dear husband, father, son, brother and friend, Rick, passed to a peaceful eternal life on October 1, 2018. Rick lived a full and happy life. He was a passionate and driven man, always willing to lend a hand to those in need. Although his life was cut short due to Multiple Sclerosis, he touched the hearts of many. We are truly thankful and joyful that Rick is in a better place and at peace. Rick leaves behind his wife Marlene (Marinella Basiaco), his children Lukas and Kathryn, and their respective wife and partner, Alycia (Kacala) and Jake Correia. Rick’s father, Bill Riley, along with his three remaining siblings - Wayne and Larry Riley, and Karen Thompson, along with their loving spouses, nieces, nephews and great-nieces/nephews, will miss him dearly. Rick’s mother-in-law, Giuliana Basiaco, his sister-in-law and her husband, Rosanna and Robert Turner, along with his loving niece and nephew, will not forget him. Rick is pre-deceased by his mother June Riley, his sister Peggy Riley, his father-in-law, Albino Basiaco, and his best friend, Gordon "Scottie" Weaver. We are confident Rick is now on the 18th hole, with a strong rum and coke in hand, enjoying once again. We miss him deeply. Memorial visitation at PAUL O'CONNOR FUNERAL HOME, 1939 Lawrence Ave.E (between Pharmacy and Warden) on Friday, October 12, 2018, from 10:30 am until the time of the Service in our chapel at 11:30 am. A luncheon reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations being made to Providence Health Care (Palliative Unit or Houses of Providence) - http://www.providence.on.ca/foundation/donate - in memory of Rick.

Messages of Condolence

Marlene My deepest condolences on the passing of Rick. My thoughts are with you, Luke and Katie. Take care,
Sandy Hewitt
Georgetown November 08, 2018
Marlene, I am sorry to hear of Rick’s recent passing. My deepest sympathy for your loss.
Tom Christou
Toronto October 25, 2018
Marlene thinking of you and your family at this time of loss.
Lorraine Gilmour
TDSB October 16, 2018
Marlene, sending you my love and support during this time. I hope you find peace in the memories you have made. Eileen Cruz
Eileen Cruz
Toronto October 15, 2018
Marlene, My sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts.
Shawn Titkai
Janssen - Toronto October 15, 2018
My deepest sympathy to you, Marlene and to your children and family. You supported Rick during his struggle with MS and I remember the l... Read more Gerry Connelly
Toronto October 12, 2018
So sorry to hear of your great loss Marlene. My deepest sympathy.
Dorothy Dent
Woodstock October 12, 2018
Rebecca notified me of Rick's passing. I'm so sorry to hear this sad news and remember him well from our days at TDSB. He was such a sweet... Read more Linda Taylor (Receptionist TDSB)
Whitby October 12, 2018
We were so sorry to here about Rick's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Tracy & John Barton
Whitby October 11, 2018
Dear Marlene We would like you to know we are thinking about you. You have met the daily challenges of your long love with Rick with sty... Read more Virginia and David Bint
Mount Forest, Ontario October 11, 2018
Dear Marlene, My sincere condolences. I know how exceptionally well you managed every day to get to work and go and visit Rick. You are ... Read more Yolanda Lobo
Richmon Hill October 11, 2018
Sincerest Condolences Marlene to you and your family. We're very sad to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Olivi... Read more Olivia Zugna
Toronto October 10, 2018
Our deepest sympathies to Marlene and the kids. We loved Rick dearly, he was an amazing friend and person! We will sincerely miss him! He... Read more Lorenzo, Maria & Emily Palumbo
London & Paris Ontario October 10, 2018
Our deepest condolences to the Riley family. I cherish the memories of his company from our school days ...
Marco nd Susane Stabellini
Bowmanville October 10, 2018
Marlene, Linda and I express our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We know that there are so many great memories of Rick as fathe... Read more Donald Higgins
Oakville October 10, 2018
Marlene, Linda and I express our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We know that there are so many great memories of Rick as fathe... Read more Donald Higgins
Oakville October 10, 2018
Marlene, Lukas(Alycia), Kathryn(Jake), and all the family. We really loved Rick. An infectious laugh.... a big heart and a steel will. He ... Read more Michael Sachter and Shawnna Brown
Toronto October 09, 2018
Marlene, So sorry to hear about Rick’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Gail Nyberg
Bowmanville October 09, 2018
May cherished memories bring you moments of comfort. With heartfelt sympathy.
Kurt Diener
Toronto October 09, 2018
Our deepest condolences to Rick's entire family. Rick was a large part of my childhood. Even then he was driven, inspirational, and at tim... Read more Kim & Art White
Whitby October 08, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rick touched so many and he will be remembered in our hearts for time immemorial.
Steven & Melissa Coleman
Toronto October 08, 2018
Marlene, my deepest sympathy to you and your family during this sad time. During the many years I had the privilege of knowing and workin... Read more Gerry Connelly
3 Ashley Park Road Toronto October 08, 2018
Our prayers and condolences. Mr. Riley was a wonderful, kind and generous man. May he Rest In Peace.
Ross and Keri Brownridge (Headdon)
Carstairs, Alberta October 07, 2018
My deepest sympathies and condolences to the Riley Family. May he rest in eternal peace.
Heba
Scarborough October 07, 2018
We always thought of Rick as part of our family. Many happy times together. We are truly heartbroken
Nan and jack Craig
Ajax October 06, 2018
Rick and I were inseparable throughout our early years. We grew up together and he was truly a part of my family. Rick was a great friend ... Read more Ron and Sharon Craig
Toronto October 05, 2018
Rick and I were inseparable throughout our early years. We grew up together and he was truly a part of my family. Rick was a great friend ... Read more Ron and Sharon Craig
Toronto October 05, 2018
My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Gloria Hosmer
St. Thomas October 05, 2018
Marlene. Suzanne and I express our deepest sympathies. I know the difficult challenges you and your faintly have faced over the years. Ou... Read more Dominic DiFelice
DENVER October 05, 2018
Remembering a fun and truly authentic guy. You and Marlene welcomed us to Canada and are examples of kindness and grace. Will never forget... Read more Richard and Katie Noble
Toronto October 04, 2018
Our sincere condolences to the Riley Family. Rick was that "adorable" younger brother to my dear friend, Karen. No matter the stage in lif... Read more Norma Oda
Markham, Ontario October 04, 2018
What do you write when sadness grips your heart. We're all going to a better place, and Rick is there now.
William Laleff & Silvia Gagliardi
Brampton October 04, 2018
My condolences to Rick's family. Ricky's kind heart, wonderful sense of humour and big personality will be missed.
Judy Shea Rhem
Bloomfield October 04, 2018
Our deepest & sincere condolences ... may God give the Riley family the strength to cope with this untimely loss!
Sanjay & Tanu Puri
Toronto October 03, 2018
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all as you navigate these difficult days ahead and come to terms with Rick ... Read more Gail and Dave Wilson
Peterborough October 03, 2018
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all as you navigate these difficult days ahead and come to terms with Rick ... Read more Gail and Dave Wilson
Peterborough October 03, 2018
Heartfelt sympathy Marlene, Lukas(Alycia), Kathryn(Jake), and all the family; Bill Riley, Wayne and Larry Riley and families, and Karen &... Read more Laurie Ash
Whitby October 03, 2018
Marlene, We were saddened to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the children at this very difficult time. ... Read more Terry & Aphrodite Kyritsis
Toronto October 03, 2018
Our deepest condolences to the family.
Mario and Debbie Ongaro
Toronto October 03, 2018
Our deepest condolences to the family.
Mario and Debbie Ongaro
Toronto October 03, 2018
My deepest sympathies to Rick's family. Rick was my close and wonderful friend throughout our early life. His kindness, his vitality, hi... Read more Glen Shea
Brampton October 03, 2018
Our Prayers are with the Riley Family. Rick was a wonderful person with a large heart. Created many wonderful memories in our youth. I am... Read more Carman & Donna Ciciretto
Toronto October 03, 2018
Our Prayers are with the Riley Family. Rick was a wonderful person with a large heart. Created many wonderful memories in our youth. I am... Read more Carman & Donna Ciciretto
Toronto October 03, 2018
Condolences to the Riley family - Rick was a friend during our time at Western in the early 80s.
Jim Kost
London October 03, 2018

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