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845 Devonshire Ave
Woodstock, ON N4S 8Z4
Phone: 519-539-0004
Fax: 519-539-0849
Richard

Richard "Rick" John Metcalfe

Sunday, July 15th, 1951 - Monday, May 20th, 2019
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METCALFE, Richard John (Rick) - In his 68th year, on May 20, 2019, with his family by his side at Woodstock Hospital. Beloved husband of Mary (Kilbourne) and loving father of Jackie. Dear son of Dory Elliott of Woodstock and the late Jack Metcalfe (1972). Fondly remembered by his sister Wendy and her husband, John Prince of The Villages, Florida and by his nieces Erica Prince and her husband Shane Jezowski of Brooklyn, N.Y., Kimberley Prince of Toronto and Caroline Prince of Ottawa. Predeceased by his aunt, Helen Elliott (1998) and his step father, Doug Elliott (2008). Rick grew up in Amherstburg, Ontario and received his Marine Engineering degree from the State University of New York, Maritime College, The Bronx, New York in 1973. He was a lifelong vintage sports car enthusiast and will be remembered for his innovative and technical skills. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the Brock and Visser Funeral Home 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, 519-539-0004 on Sunday, May 26, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A celebration of Rick’s life will take place at the funeral home on Monday, May 27, at 11:00 am. Private interment will take place in the family plot at Rosehill Cemetery, Amherstburg. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to driven2smile (Porsche Club of America), the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice, in Rick’s memory. Personal online condolences at www.brockandvisser.com
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 26th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, May 26th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Brock & Visser Funeral Home
    Address
    845 Devonshire Ave.,
    WOODSTOCK, ON N4S 8Z4
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  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, May 26th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Sunday, May 26th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Brock & Visser Funeral Home
    Address
    845 Devonshire Ave.,
    WOODSTOCK, ON N4S 8Z4
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  • Service

    Monday, May 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, May 27th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Brock & Visser Funeral Home
    Address
    845 Devonshire Ave.,
    WOODSTOCK, ON N4S 8Z4
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    Officiant
    James Izawa
  • Interment

    Location
    Rose Hill Cemetery
    Address
    649 Alma Street
    AMHERSTBURG, ON N9V 2Y9
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  • Reception

    Location
    Brock & Visser Funeral Home
    Address
    845 Devonshire Ave.,
    WOODSTOCK, ON N4S 8Z4
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Mary Anne Silverthorn

Posted at 09:35am
Mary
Please accept my sincere sympathy in the passing of Rick. You and Jackie will miss him greatly. Remember the memories-- they will help your healing.
SH

Stewart Hayes

Posted at 09:36pm
Mary and Jackie, please accept our condolences on the loss of Rick. Stewart had the privilege of working alongside Rick at Trojan Technologies for five years starting in 1993. Rick had a tough job (creating quality policies at a revenue-driven company) that he handled with grace and integrity. Rick will be missed.

A donation was made in Rick's name to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Sincerely,
Stewart Hayes and Ruth Power
LP

Lloyd Phillips

Posted at 09:14pm
My son Neil and I brought our project car (1972 340 Duster) to Ricks' shop for lessons in how to restore a vehicle. We learned a million things about welding, painting, use of the english wheel and, most importantly, gained a friend while doing it. Rick and my cousin Doug Derbyshire had been great friends years ago and Rick made it easy to understand why...... we will miss him.....
BM

Bob McGinn

Posted at 08:47pm
Glad that I had a chance to chat with Rick at our 45th Maritime College reunion. As usual he was so good hearted and glad to see all his classmates. Enjoyed his stories and memories of times gone by. He was a great classmate and made us all better by knowing him!
WS

Wayne Spiegelberg

Posted at 11:16am
My condolences to Jackie and family. I remember fondly of Rick participating in our Club Race many years ago in his 356 TubToy.
His passion for the sport and friendly smile will never be forgotten.
R.I.P. Rick
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