September 10, 1965 – September 10, 2014
It is with heavy hearts that Rick’s family announces his passing on September 10, 2014 on his 49th birthday in Victoria, BC. Rick will be sadly missed by his loving partner Lyn Rowell (Sooke, BC), his children Braeden and Talen (Whitehorse, YT), his Mom and Dad, Gayle (Barry) and Ken Rogerson (Onaping), his brothers Dave Rogerson (Ladysmith, BC), and Ken (Leslie) Rogerson (Onaping) as well as his niece and nephews Hannah, Jacob and David Rogerson. Rick is also survived by his special friend Darrell MacDonald (Victoria,BC), and his father Richard Deschamps (Sudbury). Rick also leaves behind his faithful companion Duke and many aunts, uncle, cousins and friends.
Rick grew up in Sudbury and moved west in his twenties to chase his dreams. Rick had a wonderful sense of humour and there are few who knew him that will not have a smile on their face when they think of Rick or tell their own special “Rick” story.
A big fan, he would gladly share a few lines from an Elvis song, play you a tune on his harmonica or show you his Elvis “shrine”.
The Vancouver Canucks could not have had a bigger fan and Rick prepared long and hard to be ready for the start of hockey season. Rick will be sadly missed by his comrades and pool-playing companions at the Sooke Legion, Branch #54 with whom he shared his passion for the game and displayed the finer points of pool etiquette.
Cremation has taken place and at Rick’s request, there will be no formal visitation or funeral service. A celebration of Rick’s life will be held at the Sooke Legion, Branch #54 on September 20, 2014 @ 12:00 pm and at the Onaping Legion, Branch #503 on a date to be announced. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Rick’s name to the Poppy Fund at either Branch #503 or Branch #54 would be appreciated.