Crackel, Carl Richard 'Dick'

Crackel, Carl Richard 'Dick'

July 7th, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carl Richard ‘Dick’ Crackel on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at The Village of Glendale Crossing, London, in his 84th year, after a long and courageous battle with Pick’s dementia. Beloved husband of Linda (née Clays) for 44 years. Loving father of Lesley (Anthony) Turudić, of London and Tanya (Jeremy) McIntyre, of Cochrane, Alberta. Proud Papa of Luka, Amelia, Isla and Ainsley. Survived by brother Ewart (Nancy), of Chatham, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Nancy King (2019). A funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. If you wish to attend, please email rsvpwestview@gmail.com, and reference “Crackel” in the subject line. Kindly ensure to include your name, phone number, and address. If booking for multiple people, please include their contact information as well. Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, https://thebao.ca/registrars-directive-changes-to-funeral-and-visitation-attendance/ attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that Covid protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory. Cremation to follow. Private family interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dick are asked to consider Autism Ontario – London Chapter or Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex. 

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Brian A. McKayDear Linda, Lesley and Tanya; Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I remember well our time together at St. Tims In His Love, Brian
Mary and Al McintyreWe first met Diak approximately 17 years ago when our son Jeremy and Tanya became serious about their relationship. Dick was a gentle pleasant man. He didn't say much but when he did speak, his words were thoughtful. He enjoyed life and when I saw him, he never failed to ask me the current colour of my middle son's hair. I know he will be missed by all of you especially you Linda. Finally Dick, you can rest in peace. Finally you can go gently into that good night.
Betty and Dave SpearmanWe really enjoyed our times visiting with Dick. Loved his laughter and enthusiasm for hockey. Dick was interested in people and was always thoughtful and kind to others. We had many interesting conversations. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.
Cora & Ron HillmanLinda So very sorry to hear about Dick's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Cora & Ron
jane and brian wrightSending heartfelt sympathy, love and respect to Dick's precious family at this time. Dick was always the same - a very caring, positive guy. We will miss him. Cousins Brian and Jane Wright
Shirley TakahashiDear Ewart and Nancy, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere condolences to you and your families. Love "The Takahashi's"
Douglas & Cathy QuickFor Linda and Family , our deepest condolences on the passing of your Husband and Father. Dick bravely faced his failing health the past few years and is finally at peace. Blessings
John Van EykI was acting Chaplain at Glendale for 6 months in early 2019 and often connected with Dick and Linda. We would often listen and watch banjo YouTube videos. Dick was always a good singer to when I held services and my wife and him got along great. I often visited him afterwards and we had plans to learn the ukulele together. Dick had a good sense of humour. We often talked about God and our faith in Jesus. Dick knew he was going to be with Christ when leaving this world. I pray God’s arms of love and comfort for you Linda and thank the good staff at Glendale for looking well after him and all the people under their care.
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