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Rick Oakley

Rick John Oakley

Monday, August 22nd, 1955 - Saturday, September 19th, 2020
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Obituary

Oakley, Rick
August 22, 1955 – September 19, 2020, Age 65


Rick was a lifelong resident of Bridgeport, proud husband of 45 years to Debbie, father of four children, Joe, Jenn, Jessie (Jeremy) and Jimmy (Carmen), and grandfather of three grandchildren, Eli and Colton Goertz, and Evelyn Oakley.

Rick was a sportsman who loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors and he was a man with an
encyclopedic memory of all people and events in Bridgeport. He was a well known local, self-employed mechanic in Bridgeport for over two decades. To friends and family he was known as "The Mayor of Bridgeport".

Most important, Rick loved his family and cherished every moment spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Rick passed away peacefully at Grand River Hospital with his family at his side, after a heroic battle with cancer. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Predeceased by his parents Betty and Ralph, brother Danny, and father-in-law Peter (Hartman). He is survived by his brother Ken and sister Jackie, mother-in-law Evelyn Hartman, sister-in-law Donna Hartman (Jim), and brother-in-law Donnie Hartman.

Those we love don’t go away.
They walk beside us everyday.
Unseen, unheard, but always near.
So loved, so missed, so very dear.
We love you Rick, Dad & Gampa XOX

A private graveside service for immediate family will be held at Bridgeport Cemetery at a later date in view of COVID-19 concerns. Cards of sympathy are welcomed to be sent to the Henry Walser Funeral Home (507 Frederick St., Kitchener, ON, N2B 2A5). In memory of Rick, please consider making a donation to the Children's Wish Foundation.

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Harry Kaufmann

Posted at 08:27pm
Rick a solid Individual, respected by many. He always cared about his Family and He will be missed. Deepest Condolences to all family members.
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Karen Hollis

Posted at 07:00am
My condolences to the Oakley family. Rick was such an outgoing, friendly guy. He’ll be missed by many.
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Mark Schaefer

Posted at 07:21am
Mark Schaefer. Rick was a good guy. He may have gotten into a little trouble now and again in public school as i recall but after all that we were life time friends. Rick was a true Bridgeporter and will be missed.
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Posted at 08:33am
With deepest sympathy,
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Bob & Joyce

Posted at 08:09pm
Debbie and family, our deepest sympathy to you all. Peace and strength be with you. May it comfort you to know that everyone loved Rick.
Love Aunt Joyce and Uncle Bob
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