Oudyk, Richard Brian

Oudyk, Richard Brian

November 17th, 2015

At his residence on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Mr. Richard Brian Oudyk, of London, in his 52nd year. Cherished husband of Caroline (née Breedyk). Beloved father of Emily and Nathaniel. Dear son of Alice and the late John Oudyk. Missed by his sister Irene (John) Oudyk-Suk, and brothers George (Linda) and John. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at OAKRIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 970 Oxford Street West, London, on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Richard are asked to contact Oakridge Presbyterian Church for their ‘Refugees to Canada’ sponsorship.

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Karen WiseDear Emily, Caroline and Nathaniel, Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Maxine, Rick, Karen and Alyse Wise
Kelly RoyCaroline, Emily and Nathaniel, Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. You are all in my thoughts. Kel
Terri LyonsCaroline, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. All the best during these next difficult days and weeks to come.
Stephanie HaskellDear Caroline, Emily and Nathaniel....it is with a very heavy heart that I write...Richard was a good man...kind, passionate and so very intelligent. He was a good friend, co-worker and a true union activist. I will miss my dear brother. His wit and humour always made us laugh. I can only hope and pray that he knew how special he was to so many of us. My heart goes out to you...as I am sure yours is breaking. God bless you.
Mary Ann Abramsthoughts and prayers I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Richard at Union Gas and I can honestly say he was a valued employee. He worked hard but always had time to make us laugh!! I hired Richard when he came to Union Gas and I was always proud of that. He never disappointed me. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you as you go through this difficult time.
Karrie VandenbergCaroline, Emily, Nathaniel ... there are no words that I could share that would make this time any easier for you .... my heart truly goes out to the three of you and your families .... Richard was a great person, co-worker and friend .... he was loved by so many. Cherish the memories, talk of him always and keep him in your heart forever --- my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the challenging days ahead.
Don and Marilyn BrockettCaroline and family. It saddened us deeply when we learned of Richards passing. We are hoping you will be able to draw on all your wonderful memories to help get you through this terrible time. Richard was always telling us at work about your travels and accomplishments and was so very proud of you all.. Our prayers are with you Caroline, Emily and Nathaniel.
Cheryl BabcockCaroline, Emily and Nathanial I was very sad to hear of Richards passing. I worked with Richard for a long time and he was a great man very warm and caring. He talked about his family and kids all the time he was devoted to you. Cherish your memories together to help you get thru these hard times. My thoughts are with you. Cheryl Babcock
Lisa CarrollCaroline I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. I am thinking of your family and hope you find comfort in your memories and your music. Everyone at school has you in their thoughts. Lisa
Celeste SousaCaroline, Emily and Nathaniel.... Words cannot comfort your grief right now although I'm sure that there are many that wish they could take it away from you. Richard was such a wonderful guy who had this awesome capacity to easily make anyone laugh and that is one of the things I will remember most about him. the other was how proudly he spoke of the three of you. It was to evident everyone that his family was his world. RIP my friend....you will definitely be missed.
Tante en Oom Gert OudijkDear fam.Caroline, Emily and Nathaniel, We send our condoleances to you . We feel though sorrow for you and Yours. We remember him als a Nice nephew, that was interestid in THE family Oudyk. We love HIM , and h is for always in our heart. Though are you and Emily and Nathaniel We wish you for the coming days, strenght, love and power, and we pray for you and all yours. Henriette and Arie were very sad, they lovend HIM. Love from Oom Gert and Tante Gerrie Oudijk in.Holland
Dee RavenhuntCaroline, Emily, Nathaniel...I am deeply saddend to hear of Richard's passing..He was a cherished colleague and friend. I will miss his stories and laughter. Truly a wonderful man. Emily, you know that I am thinking of you kiddo...having worked with you last summer. Hugs to you Emily..chin up..
Megan BartlettCaroline and Family I am so very sorry for your family's loss. There are no words....Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers
WilliamWe will miss you uncle Richard. I remember when you picked me up from Sarnia when I was 6 and drove me to the farm. I was so happy because I did not play, the whole journey, but just talked. You made me feel like an adult. Love you forever.
Jackie CopelandDear Caroline, Emily and Nathaniel, I am so saddened to hear of Richard's passing. Richard was such a good , kind man with a great sense of humor. Working with him at UG was very special and we all knew you and his children were his world. No words can be expressed at this time to relieve you of your heartache and loss but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Carol McFaddenCarolyn and Family: No words can form the depth of sorrow and bewilderment that I know you are feeling. Know that others are walking a similar journey to yourselves as we have recently lost John unexpectedly as well. Prayers and God's love to you all.
Cees OudijkDear Caroline, Emily and Nathaniel condolences with the death of Richard, we are very shacked by the death of Richard and very life with you. we wish you much strength and love in these difficult days. greetings from aunt Margrett end uncle Cees . we will pray for you
Paul & Brenda OwenTo Richards family and co workers We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We worked with him thru windsor union gas he was very well respected and we will miss his sense of humour. RIP our friend
Maynard WitvoetDear, Caroline, Emily and Nathaniel, I am a cousin of Richard's through Tante Alie, and would like to express my heartfelt sorrow at the passing of Richard. Its been many years since I have seen Richard, but time passed does not lessen the sadness I feel. I will always remember Richard as the kind, caring, thoughtful and witty person that he was, and I know he will be missed dearly by each of you, and by his family, friends and coworkers. Although I will be unable to attend services at the chapel or church, as I live in Vancouver, Richard's passing fills my every thought and prayer. Although I do not know each of you, you are in my thoughts and prayers, and I will be with you in spirit as you grief your loss and commemorate Richard's Life. May God Bless each of you and give you strength, comfort and hope as you carry on without your dear husband and father. With love and sorrow, Maynard
Rick WoodLondon's running community is diminished. Rick was a participant, but also a cheerleader, coach, confidante, and friend. We will miss his smile, and his positive approach to life - in all its complexities. Sincere condolences to all family and friends.
Tracy & Derek VerkuylDear family, We were Richard's friends from his Oshawa days. Richard was always the life of the party. Even though we only saw him once in a while, it was like no time had passed. Richard knew how to make us all laugh. He was so very proud of his family. Our condolences to you all. Rest in Peace Richard.
Christine DirksMy heartfelt condolences to Rick's family and friends. Rick shared his warmth, support, encouragement and love of life with his fellow runners. He is missed and will continue to be so missed.
Heather Davidson Caroline, I am so sorry for the terrible loss for you and the kids. There are no adequate words......
Jan and Mathilda Liebregt-OudijkDear Caroline, Emily and Nathaniel we send you our condolences with the death of Richard. Our prayers are with you! Wishing you strenght in these difficult days.
Sue and Don ComishTo Caroline and all your extended family We are members of John's church in Toronto. We too have experienced the loss of a family member due to depression and we are so sorry that you also are experiencing such a loss. We send you all our love and prayers. Hang on to your good memories - they will help in time.
Carol & Cheri from Arthur Stringer SchoolDear Caroline, Emily & Nathaniel, Despite this being the darkest of days, we hope you can find a measure of peace in the love and care of friends and family surrounding you at this time. Please know your school family is thinking of you. carol & cheri
Aiden HagemeierCaroline, Emily and Nathaniel, my thoughts go out to you in these troubling times. Richard was a special type of person, one you don't see many of these days. He always had a smile on his face, even in the toughest of times, and would always put others first. He spoke fondly of his family, and could not have been prouder of them. He will be missed by not only his family and close friends, but the extended community throughout the city. Again, my thoughts will be with you in the coming weeks. I only hope you have many fond memories of Richard, as we do, because they will help comfort you in your times of sorrow.
Rick and Corinne DykstraCarolyn and kids, We just ran into Rick this past spring at a knights game. We caught up on what's been happening with our families. Rick was obviously very proud of his kids! So shocked to hear this news! Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Jenn Moody Caroline, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you during this difficult time. My condolences to you and your family.
Lori HenryCaroline, Emily, Nathaniel...there are no words that can express how sorry I am for you your loss. Richard was a dear friend and very special to me. My heart is broken. Hugs to you all.
MJ BrownleeShocked and saddened by the loss of Richard. I knew Richard during his Durham Christian High School days. Richard always found a way to make people feel welcome. He filled the halls with laughter! To the family, my heart breaks with yours. May God fill you with His love and peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Arlene and Nicholas MaharajWe are very sorry for your loss. Please know we are thinking of you.
Marg Ann LougheedI am so sorry to hear of Richard's death. My thoughts are with you and all your family. Marg Ann
Eileen WiseDear Caroline and family, I am deeply saddened at hearing the loss of your husband and father. It is never easy to let go of the ones we love.I hope and trust that you will find strength and support in those around you. My sincere condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Eileen
Catherine StephenDear Caroline, I am praying for your family. I am truly and deeply sorry for your loss. Catherine
Rick VandermolenDear Caroline It has been a while since Rick and I attended UWO together. He was a fun and entertaining roommate. He made my years at western enjoyable and he is responsible for some great memories. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God intimately watch over your family during this difficult time.
Jaap en AnnieDear Caroline and family, We are verry sory to hear about the passing of your husband and father. Please know that we are thinking of you. We are praying for you and wish you strengt in these difficult days. Jaap en Annie, Annet & Jacques, Dirk-Jan & Sara, Ineke & Mees, Laurens
Ingrid and Peter van den Herik-OudijkDear Caroline, aunt Alice and family, We are very affected by the sad news about the death of Richard. We wish you all strength in this difficult period!
Hans en Map OudijkDear Caroline and family, We are very affected by the very sad news about the passing of your husband, father and son. We pray for you and want to wish you a lot of strenghth in these difficult days.
Monique & Diederik WagenmakerDear Caroline and family, we are very sorry for your loss. We wish you a lot of strength.
Arianne OudijkDear Caroline and kids, aunt Alice and family, I am very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My condolences to you all . I wish you strength in this difficult period.
Dirk OudijkOur condolances to Richards Oudijk-Breedyk Family on his passing, Our sympathies in this difficult time! Aunt Adri, uncle Dick, Lobberich Germany
Roslyn StolleryTo Caroline and family, Irene and John, I send my sincere sympathy to all of you during this very difficult time. Roslyn
Conny RijlaarsdamDear family, I have sent a letter with our condolences and hope to have contact later. With love, Conny
Anne HeadDear Caroline and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband and father. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all of you during this very difficult time!
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