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Obituary - Rick Dawson

Rick Dawson

1958 - 2020

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Dawson(2020)

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Bruce Frederick ‘Rick’ Dawson passed away suddenly in a motor vehicle accident near Medicine Hat on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at the age of 62 years. Rick will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Candice (Dylan); step-children, Pamela, Victoria (Brett) and Joshua (Nichole); numerous grandchildren; sister, Cheri (Mike) and their children, Layne (Sharon), Charmayne and Chantel (Dakota); cousins, Jim (Karen) and Carol (Nigel) as well as his aunt, Betty. Rick was predeceased by his wife, Kathy and his parents, Bruce and Doreen. Rick grew up in Buffalo and Empress and after his father passed away, Rick and his mother, Doreen moved to the farm in Seven Persons. He never considered farming work as it was something he loved to do. Rick loved life on the farm and moving cattle, he even named some of his cows. He also had a love for playing hockey and riding his motocross dirtbike. Rick’s love of traveling with family and friends to exotic locations as well as trips to the States to sell Brangus, were some of his most memorable trips. Rick could fix anything and everything as he never liked to throw anything away. The one trait that Rick will be most remembered for was that he was always late! Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the service will be by invitation only. The Celebration of Rick’s life will be held at the Seven Persons Community Hall on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Maury McNeil officiating. Due to internet, connectivity matters, livestreaming/recording details are not confirmed at this time. Please visit Cook Southland’s website for further details. Memorial donations in Rick’s name may be made directly to HALO, 12, 49 Viscount Avenue S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G4.


  1. Brad Frederick:
    Nov 06, 2020 at 09:41 PM

    My condolences to the family. Rick was a great man and will be truly missed!!! I will always remember Rick for the great visits we had, his positive energy and the big smile on his face every time I saw him. Rest In Peace my friend. Your friend and neighbour Brad Frederick.

  2. Stan and Robin Krause:
    Nov 06, 2020 at 10:17 PM

    We are so sad to hear if Rick’s death. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Rick’s family.

  3. Calvin Pahl:
    Nov 07, 2020 at 01:49 PM

    Rick ya twit. What ya go do this for? We always had long talks when trucking. Never thought we would say goodbye. Always an honest friend. Sleep well bud.

  4. Alan & Laurel Schlaht:
    Nov 07, 2020 at 03:18 PM

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Rick’s passing. His cheery attitude and friendly disposition will be sorely missed. We always enjoyed our visits with Rick. May he Rest In Peace.
    Sincere condolences to his family.🌹

  5. Paul & Estelle Chapman:
    Nov 07, 2020 at 04:28 PM

    Our sympathies are extended to the family members of Rick. We last visited with Rick at the Animal Medical Center South in Dunmore a few months back. Always a friendly and sincere person who will be missed.

  6. Dave Cousens:
    Nov 07, 2020 at 05:04 PM

    My condolences to the family. RIP.

  7. Iris Steinley:
    Nov 07, 2020 at 06:45 PM

    I don't think I can remember a time that Rick wasn't smiling. Always a kind and loving soul. Thinking of you at this sad time.

  8. Carol Kitson:
    Nov 08, 2020 at 07:20 AM

    Rick was the most loving and caring cousin you could have and I am devastated at his death. My deepest condolences and my sympathy to all our family. Lots of love Carol Xx

  9. Nigel Kitson:
    Nov 08, 2020 at 12:58 PM

    My sincere condolences and sympathy to you and all your family. Nigel Kitson Xx

  10. Nola (Steinley) Skappak:
    Nov 08, 2020 at 01:33 PM

    I am shocked and saddened of the passing of Rick. I remember him when we were kids going to school in Empress as he was always one of the nice kids. I remember the Dawsons being such a great family.
    My most sincere condolences to all of Rick’s family. Another Angel has been called Home. 🙏

  11. Arlin & Connie Cash:
    Nov 08, 2020 at 02:08 PM

    We were incredibly saddened to hear of Rick’s passing. He was such a kind & gentle soul who will be missed by all that knew him. Our sincere condolences to his family, you will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Lorraine and Bob Monkman:
    Nov 08, 2020 at 02:15 PM

    So sorry to hear of Rick's passing. I remember him at school in Buffalo in my first year of teaching. Condolences to all his family.

  13. Lorna and Wyatt:
    Nov 08, 2020 at 04:49 PM

    Thinking of you and our sincere sympathy Sheri to you and you family at this sad time.

  14. trevor seitz:
    Nov 09, 2020 at 06:12 PM

    Our condolences to Ricks family

  15. Wanda Kurpjuweit:
    Nov 10, 2020 at 07:31 AM

    So sorry to hear of Ricks passing

  16. Teri McMorran:
    Nov 10, 2020 at 03:03 PM

    Our hearts go out to the Dawson family on the loss of Rick. Cheri especially thinking of you at this sad time. A good guy gone too soon.

  17. Robbie Shields:
    Nov 11, 2020 at 08:57 AM

    Played hockey with Rick in Oyen in the late Seventies. Rick and Perry Leach drove to Oyen faithfully in all kinds of weather to help make a team. Always a great team player. Will be missing you Rick. 2Corinthians chapter 5.1

  18. pat and alice kuhn:
    Nov 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    So sorry to hear of Rick's sudden passing. He was a dear old friend and hockey teammate from school days. Our sympathy to the family

  19. Darcy Barnes:
    Nov 11, 2020 at 04:08 PM

    So sorry to hear of Rick's passing... thoughts and prayers to all his family... Many fond memories of hockey, parties and growing up with Rick and his family in Empress area ,he was always so much fun to be will be greatly missed...

  20. Thelma Dirk:
    Nov 12, 2020 at 09:39 PM

    So saddened to hear of Rick’s sudden passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his families at this sad time. Sincerely Thelma and George Dirk.

  21. Glenda and Dennis Steinley:
    Nov 14, 2020 at 10:34 AM

    So very sorry to hear of Rick's passing. May your wonderful memories of Rick bring comfort.

  22. Rick and Donna Rinker:
    Nov 20, 2020 at 04:07 AM

    Very sorry to read of Rick’s passing. May he Rest In Peace.

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