Richard Lecuyer

Obituary of Richard Lecuyer

LECUYER, Richard David "Rick"

passed away at 67 years of age, with family by his side on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at WRH Ouellette Campus. Rick's last gift was giving the gift of sight to two people through donating his eyes. Beloved husband of Therese (nee McCann)for 45 years on May 27. Devoted Dad of Ken Lecuyer (Sandy Holmes) and Heather Snyder (James). Proud Grandpa of his four grandchildren, Benjamin, Lily Grace, Oriel and Felix whom he loved dearly and thought about every day. Predeceased by his parents, Germaine and Gaetan Lecuyer and his in-laws Elmer and Jeanette McCann. Dearest brother of Francine Crout (late Rick), Ronald (Debbie), Jan Tipton (Wes) and brother-in-law of Marg Dufour (John), Rose Marie Duquette (Art), Mary Jane Jenner (Doug) and Bernice Krauter (Bob). Rick will also be remembered by many friends and retired Ford Motor Co. colleagues. He was proud to retire as an Audit Inspector from Ford Motor Co. after 35 years of dedicated service. Rick had a strong faith in God and he drew his strength from God in his pain. In retirement, he enjoyed golfing at Willow Creek with friend Ron Orton and brother Ron, fishing with John and Dennis, doing daily crosswords, gardening and playing euchre with his dad and shooting clay pigeons with his friends in Chatham, especially John Hackson. His last round of golf was one of his best games. He was well known in the area for his Elvis impersonation. As a devoted son, he felt privileged to care for his father through his last years and missed him very much. He was a member of the K of C, Council #3305, Essex. He also volunteered as a porter with the Leamington Hospital, and as a driver with Hospice. He worked hard for his wife and children who meant the world to him. He will be forever loved and missed, and his family can't imagine life without him. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 pm and on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 146 Talbot Street South, from 9:30 am until Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 am. Fr. Dave Boutette officiating. K of C Prayers combined with Parish Prayers Sunday 7:30 pm. Cremation to follow. If desired, memorial donations made to the Essex Food Bank would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at