Richard (Rick) Quinn – With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our Father Richard James Quinn on July 16, 2022, at the Stratford General Hospital. Rick was born June 21st, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, and was a long-time resident of Stratford. He is survived by his children Matthew Quinn (Trish) and Melissa Quinn, Rhonda Kearney (Dave) and Kate Pickering (James), grandchildren Ryan, Ellie, Kyle, and Sam as well as extended Quinn and Gettler family including Larry Gettler (Ann), Judy Robinson (Bob), Cathy Gettler-Jones (Don); and many nieces and nephews. Rick was predeceased by his wife of 38 years Lynda Jean Quinn (Gettler), his parents Edward and Letty Quinn (Smart); in-laws R. Lloyd and Esther Gettler; siblings, Monsignor Alban Quinn (Edward), John Quinn (Dorothy), Mary Quinn, Olive Graham (Adrian), Peter Quinn (Mavis), Frank Quinn (Rita), Theresa Nachuk (Ben), Patricia Melnik (Melvin), Elizabeth Quinn, and Patrick Quinn. Rick started his career as a Metropolitan Toronto Police Officer, before moving to Stratford as an owner of the Dominion House Tavern in December 1975. He kept the good times rolling until July 2004, going on to sell real estate locally until his retirement. Rick could build anything – taking on renovations to his home, his business’ and the cottage over the years with his son, father-in-law, partners, and friends. He was always quick with a joke, didn’t beat around the bush, and was a hell of a boss with a loyal staff that included longtime friends and “little sisters” Karen and Brenda. Rick and Lynda were known for their rockin’ jukebox parties at the family cottage in Port Albert, where many friends were made over their 33+ years. Special thanks to all of those that stopped in for a coffee, kept those email jokes coming, and reached out – especially over the past few years, it meant a lot. COPD may have slowed him down – but his stubbornness kept him going well past his “expiry date”. By his wishes not to make a big fuss, there will be no funeral or formal visitation but his family will hold a Celebration of Life on September 10th at the Army Navy & Airforce Veterans Club, 151 Lorne Ave E, Stratford from 1-5 pm. Rick will join his late wife Lynda in the “condo at the marble orchard” during a private family interment at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association or the charity of your choice through W.G Young Funeral home (519) 271-7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
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