Romyn, Richard 'Rick' Douglas

January 18th, 2020

Peacefully, on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at University Hospital, at the age of 71. Predeceased by his wife Mary Ann Elizabeth Romyn. Cherished father of Kristine Romyn (Nathan) and stepfather of Jason Buckel. Proud Grampy of Elizabeth and Grace. Rick will be sadly missed by his brothers: Dirk (Ann), Douglas (Sue), Terry, and his sister Marsha. Predeceased by his parents, Marguerite and Alexander Romyn, and by his in-laws, Frank and Doris Oros. “Teach” will be dearly missed by many friends. Private family graveside service at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Rick are asked to consider the Sunshine Foundation of Canada.

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Janet L CouchDear Kristine, Jason and Family So sad to hear the news. Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. It is with regret that on Christmas Day I thought of both Rick and Jason and did not take the time to reach out. Take care, Holding you in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Janet Couch
Bill ManningerKristine, I am so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. I have many great memories of him of our oar house days and days out on the golf course. Well respected man, god bless you and your family.
Michael HoyKristene, I'm very sorry for your loss. I taught with your Dad back at the beginning of my career in the mid 1970's. Although I haven't seen Rick in many years, I have many happy memories of the years we worked together at 'The Ranch'. So long, old friend...
Elysia RoyI had Mr. Romyn as my grade 5 and 6 teacher, he was an amazing man. The only teacher I had that took the time to teach me how to be left handed! I always enjoyed the nature walks we would take as a class, the camping trips to camp sylvan and his threat to go over every bridge on our way to the suction bog because my classmate was afraid of bridges, also his very quick wit, because as most people knew he didn’t last long at the m&m factory. He was a great teacher and always knew how to handle the tougher issues as well, I always respected him and thought he was a great guy. Truly sorry to hear of his passing.
Gerry AdlingtonI first met Rick at Parkhill -West Williams elementary school. He was always enthusiastic and willing to take on tasks. We lost contact until he came to teach at Caradoc South school where he taught grade 4-5. We then met again at East Williams school where he taught grade 6. He always handled difficult classroom situations with confidence and kindness. He was determined that his students learn to be good citizens in and outside of school. He was an excellent teacher and leader as well as a person that didn’t tolerate foolish behaviour. He was very supportive of the SunShine foundation and ran a golf outing in support of this great cause. It is hard to believe Rick has passed at such a young age. Our thoughts are with his family and friends who will miss him dearly. Gerry
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