OLIBERA, Ricardo Hector - Born in Berazategui, Argentina, a resident of Guelph for the past decade, Ricardo passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington on Saturday February 23, 2019, at the age of 72.
Beloved husband of Christiane Olibera. Loving father of Noémie Jongejan (Rick), Manuela Olibera-Dorn (John MacKillop), and Julian Olibera. Loving step-father of Meaghan Primm and Kayla Primm. Sadly missed by his grandson Jack and his four-legged friend Sadie. Dear brother of Alberto Olibera and the late Alicia “Kitty” Sanchez. Doting uncle to Hernan “Javier” Sanchez, Silvina Sanchez and Leonardo Olibera, and their respective families. Son of the late Tomàs and Alicia (née Sandoval) Olibera.
Ricardo’s first profession was that of a soccer player, playing for his country of Argentina and later worked for Air Canada as a flight attendant, which gave him the opportunity to pursue his love of travelling. His knowledge of five languages made for great conversations with the many people he would befriend during his travels.
His life was so full of love. Of the many things Ricardo loved his family and friends, gardening, cooking, and soccer were among the most important to him. He outshined any karaoke night contestant with his charm and charisma and of course his voice. He brought so much joy to those who were fortunate enough to know him and will be fondly remembered by his ability to make others laugh.
Family and friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, for a Memorial Gathering on Thursday, February 28th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Remarks will be shared at 6:00 pm.
Our gratitude extends to the staff at Hospice Wellington, Waterloo-Wellington LHIN, St. Joseph's Health Centre and Guelph General Hospital for their support, care, and kindness. A special thanks for the care received at home by the PSWs from ParaMed Guelph.
If so desired contributions to the Hospice Wellington or the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.
Ricardo’s laughter, kindness, and cooking will be missed by all.
|A tree will be planted in memory of Ricardo H. Olibera in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm.|