Burridge, Richard Lloyd

Burridge, Richard Lloyd "Ric"

January 18th, 2019

It is with heavy hearts the family of Richard Lloyd Burridge “Ric” announce his passing, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Victoria Hospital, in his 71st year.  Loving husband and best friend to Diane (Cake) for 52 years. Dear father to Rick (Dawn), Jody Rodney (Byron) and Jason (Katherine).  Ric was the proud and cherished Grampa to 7 beautiful grandchildren: Chloe, Meghan, Bryce, Jayden, Isaiah, Lauren and Blake.  His grandchildren were all so dear to him: he was so proud of each and every one. They are all so unique, talented and loved spending time with their grandpa.  Ric is also survived by his brothers Dave and Tim; sisters Cathy Ormandy and Barb Ross.  Ric will be missed by his Aunt Fran, many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbours.  He will be dearly missed by his mother-in-law Elsie Cake and sister-in-law Linda Newman (Doug). Ric spent 38 years working at Kellogg Canada as a millwright where he made many lifelong friends.  He was an avid golfer and in retirement years spent hours on the links with his buddies.  Ric was a homebody who enjoyed working in his yard and gardens.  He was so proud to have the nicest lawn in the neighbourhood.  There was not much Ric couldn’t do, or things he couldn’t fix, or at least give his best effort.  Ric is predeceased by his father George (1974), mother Angela (2006), brother Larry (2005), father-in-law Clayton Cake (1985), nephew Chris Henderson, and brother-in-law Ron Ross and John Ormandy.  Cremation has taken place.  A private funeral service was conducted at Westview Funeral Chapel.  A Celebration of Ric’s life will be held at LAMBETH LEGION, BRANCH 501, 7097 Kilbourne Road, London, on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the London Regional Cancer Program or The Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.  

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Brad MorganRest in piece my dear friend. I will always miss you. I am very proud of how hard you battled cancer. You never gave up. You were a great mentor to me. Love Brad
Kevin PotterRest in piece my friend, what a pleasure it was to have met you. Because of you I now have a new best friend and I'm very greatful for that. You welcomed me into your home and we shot pool and had alot of laughs. I will never forget you and I know we will shoot pool again someday. God Bless. Your friend Kevin
JPMRest In Peace Coach. I hope nobody ever parks on your lawn again and if they do, you have a large bar of soap to write a love note on their windsheild. As well I hope the guy washing your golf clubs dries the handle grips before you swing it. We drank a lot of your beer underage thank you for that. One more thing it was Diane who crashed the beautiful citation at the drive in back in 1980.
Michael Cino + Chemine OharaIt was through Kelloggs and golfing that I knew the man Ric Burridge. What a powerful presence he commanded within the walls of Kelloggs ; expertise and guidance. On the golf course he was fun and competitive. Did I say he was competitive!! Ric will live on for my wife and I through the love and affection we share for his son Jason our dear friend. Diane Ricky Jody and Jason, What a great family Your leader is and always will be with you Thank you Ric Thank you and remember 4 footers are good in heaven!!
Jennifer & Mark Groot-ZevertWe are so sorry for your loss. May it comfort and encourage you to know that we are praying,that God will comfort you and your family at this very difficult time. Please take care.
Gabrielle MorganRest in Peace Ric. I will always remember how you took the time to get me the best computer games from the Kelloggs boxes whenever you came over - that always made my day. We will miss your kind soul and compassion. Sending my love, Gabs.
JPMenjoy the one last cruise in the gold camero Z28 with the T tops off, listening to Foreigner, Chicago for eternity. May your work bench always be spotless with no spec of dirt on it! (Who can keep a work bench so clean?) To always bringing home the pop tarts, cereal, and always having Real Coca Cola in the fridge for all us kids. To the endless all you can eat popsicles in the garage freezer. (By the way it was me and Yappy who dropped the wooden popsicle sticks on your clean garage floor. Thank you Jason for not ratting us our that day your Dad beat your axs!!! For allowing us to eat, drink and swim in the pool. We were there constantly at your house and both you and Diane never complained. You guys enjoyed the entertainment that the 3 amigos provided you. (I think you did). When you see Steve Clements up there tell him hello, and it was a good decision to pull Jason off the mound after walking 12 straight batters. Even though Jason says he had “1 more solid inning left in him”, he had a rubber arm that day. Rest In Peace Ric, and thank you Diane.
Desi DesjardineHad many great times together ..,may you rest in peace . Condolences to your family .
Jami KellyRest in peace Ric such a wonderful guy always enjoyed our golf matches and some of your stories about my dad . Condolences to your family
Lynda BurtonSo sorry for your loss Diane and family. Maybe Ric and Dave are enjoying the golf links in the clouds....May they Rest In Peace...
Rick SkiDiane and family, both Debbie and I are truly sorry for your loss. I have so many good and fond memories of Ric from our Kellogg days. We send our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Steve KeaneMy deepest condolences to Diane, Rick, Jason, Jody and family during this very difficult time. Rest In Peace my friend, I will cherish all the wonderful times we spent golfing, pool, poker and of course the many laughs! Will think of you often my friend😇
Bill BlairRest in peace Ric. I will miss our golf games with Brad and Shane out at Echo. I was very fortunate to know you through our days at Kellogg's and later as friends on the golf course. Our condolences to your family. Bill and Sherri.
Shane WestRick you were a friend like no other and you will be sadly missed. We had some get days on the golf courses and I am going to miss you brother. I know you will be number 1 on the courses in heaven and we will play again together 1 day. Love you bro and rest in peace
Dennis and family Rick you will be missed. You were a kind and caring person and was meticulous in everything you did. I remember coming over to you home once to move your gazebo from the back patio to the backyard. It was set up so that it took less than 5 mins for about 6 guys to get the job done. Trust you get the early tee-time up there. Dennis and Family
Ivo DlouhyIt was a joy to work with "my partner" on the weekend shift for many years. He was a classy guy. Our sympathies to Diane and family from Ivo and Pat
jim collinsSo sorry for your loss Diane and family. I was fortunate to have worked with Ric for a number of years. Every task, or job he took on he completed with meticulously. Nothing was missed. His steady and positive personality set him out from others. He was a man who could be counted on. He carried that work ethic to his home and vehicles, His ability to stay positive after his diagnose and wanting to spend as much time with his family as possible. A really nice man will be missed. Rest in peace Richard knowing you have made a difference.
Howard JohnstonIt was a pleasure to have known Rick as a Milwright Coworker, friend and great man. My condolences to the entire family he will be missed. Hojo
LeonardSo sorry! It was always good to see Rick. He will be missed. He has had an awkward couple of years! RIP Rick!
YappyI just wanted to say thanks for everything and when I say everything I mean it EVERYTHING!!!! You always teated me like I was part of family and you were the best Ball coach any kid could ask for!!!! I will never ever forget our Christmas eves together at your place and I will never ever forget when it was time for confirmation at St. Anthony's and I was fortunate enough that you agreed to be my sponsor I couldn't have had a better one!! I love and miss you and I truly from the bottom of my heart want to thank you for teaching me to be a man. Rest in peace Mr burridge. Tommy Wilson
Rob & Anna LoweWe will miss you dearly Rick, Ann says she will miss the whistle and you picking her up when she was walking home from the store Mateo will miss you calling his name in the summer, Alyssa and Emma always had a special place in their heart for you. I will miss our talks, sitting in your garage having a beer, checking out our lawns, going to the London Knights games and solving all the worlds issues lol... You left a lasting impression on all of us Rick and I am proud and honored to have called you , not just my good neighbor, but a true friend. I will help take care of that great lawn, you taught me well. Love, Rob, Anna, Donny & Rhonda, Phil & Eliana, Adam, Alyssa, Emma and Mateo . Rest in Peace Rick
Janie RotherI was so sorry to read about Rick's passing and my thoughts go out to you, Diane, and the rest of your family. I remember when we were all going through the 'Stop Smoking Program' when he was first diagnosed and although we have lost touch over the last 6 + years, I have very found memories of our time together. This is a very difficult time but I know you have lots of friends and family and wonderful memories to help you through. Thinking of you and wishing you peace. Janie
Nancy ClementsSo sorry for your loss Diane and family. Rick was such a kind man, and always had a big smile, and a contagious laugh. We had many a good times with the group. He was truly wonderful friend, and pal to Steve. He waited at the hospital one morning for me to come in so he could see Steve one more time. ..I still have the key that he gave him. Gone but never forgotten.
Walker Family Rick, Dawn, and family we are so sorry for the loss of your Father, husband,brother, uncle, grandfather. Ric will be missed greatly by many. Our thoughts are with you all.
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