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Richard Thibeault

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Richard “Rick” Alfred Joseph Thibeault at the age 51 years. He entered eternal life surrounded by family and friends on November 11th, 2018 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance after a courageous 2 year battle with cancer. Rick was the loving husband of Jodi (nee Frederick) for 28 years, amazing Dad to Vanessa and Kiersten (both at home), and his furry friend, Buddy. Rick will be greatly missed by his parents, Alfred and Bertha (nee Donais) Thibeault, father-in-law George Frederick (late Margaret), and sisters Veronica (Randy) Schives and Denise (Steven) Dietrich. Also missed by many nieces and nephews, in-laws, and friends. Rick was an incredible man who always thought of others before himself, even right up to his peaceful death. He took great pride in his woodworking, and most recently helping to build his dream home for his family. He worked for many years as a Diesel Mechanic and was known as “the guy who could fix anything.” In his spare time, Rick enjoyed volunteering with the Merlin Kinsmen, boating, camping, and most recently took an interest in hunting, but above all, his family and friends meant everything to him. Family and friends are invited to the Alexander & Houle Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, 519-352-2710, on Wednesday November 14th, 2018 with visiting from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will take place on Thursday November 15th, 2018 at 11am in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Eric Skillings officiating, with a luncheon generously prepared by the Merlin Kinsmen to follow. Cremation to follow with interment to take place at a later date.  Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider the CKHA “Oncology Patient Parking Program” to allow cancer patients to park free of charge. On-line condolences may be left at     

Visitation:  Wednesday November 14th from 2 to 4 pm & 7 to 9 pm

Funeral Service:  Thursday November 15th at 11 am

Conducted From:  The chapel of the funeral home.

Officiating:  Pastor Eric Skillings

Donations:  CKHA “Oncology Patient Parking Program”

Interment:  Cremation to follow with interment to take place at a later date.

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