GOY, Richard Earl (Rick) - Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, August 5, 2018, in his 70th year.
Rick was an amazing person. His life was an inspiration, not only for people with physical disabilities, but for everyone – young and old - struggling with life’s challenges. His positive attitude, courage, determination, sharp intellect and sense of humour helped him turn the limitations and frustrations of his quadriplegic life into a purposeful journey. Throughout his life he worked extremely hard and especially when he was a tutor at the University of Guelph where he mentored students of all walks of life. Rick left an indelible mark on many people and he will be greatly missed.
Dear brother of Greg (Mary Lou), Keith, Karen (Garry) Seifried. Loved uncle of Jennifer, Christopher, Jeffery, Lauren and Kate. Will be sadly missed by his special friends Barbara Kedzior and Jim Scannell. Special thanks to Jennifer Lynn, Nadia, Beth, Brenda and the many others who provided care and support to Rick over the years. Predeceased by his loving parents Earl and Doreen Goy, and his brother Jeff.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Rick’s life will be held at a later date. Details of the celebration will be posted on the Wall-Custance website when known.
Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 519-822-0051 or www.wallcustance.com.
Memorial contributions to the SickKids Foundation would be appreciated.
|A tree will be planted in memory of Rick Goy in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm|