Heaslip, Richard

HEASLIP, Richard

1949 - 2022

The family announces with great sadness the passing of a treasured husband, father and grandfather,
Richard Heaslip, on 25 July 2022, in his 74 th year in Englehart.
Rick was born 7 May 1949 in Englehart to Patricia Squires and Benjamin Heaslip. He is survived by the
love of his life of 47 years, Carol Finlayson, married 3 August 1974 in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Father of
Christopher (Lisa Poeta) Heaslip and Gregory (Julie Girard) Heaslip. Grandfather to Lexi, Edward, Lena
Heaslip and Elizabeth, Alexandra, Merrick Heaslip.
Rick is also survived by his sister, Brenda (John) Spencer, brothers-in-law, Jim (Christine) Finlayson and
John (Meril) Finlayson. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Pre-deceased by his brother Lloyd Heaslip, by his parents Benjamin and Patricia and by his in-laws Ted
and Joyce (Porter) Finlayson.
Family was of utmost importance to Rick! Many enjoyable years were spent at camp on St. Anthony’s
Lake and in Florida. He was an active member of the Kinsmen Club of Englehart as well as a cast
member of Joint Venture Theatre since its inception. Rick loved spending time in his gardens,
researching family history and watching Olympics! Not to mention time on Facebook!
The family wish to acknowledge the excellent care by Dr. Boissoneau and staff at the Blanche River
Englehart Site Hospital.
Cremation has taken place, interment to follow at Englehart Cemetery, where a family service will take
place, as per Rick’s request.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to Heart and Stroke, Cancer Society or to a
charity of your choice.

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11 messages received

Carol, Chris, Greg, and families.

Please accept my most heartfelt condolences. I met Rick when we both worked on the Joint Venture Theatre’s production of Les Mis. We discovered we had quite a bit in common - we studied voice with the same teacher, we both had an avid interest in genealogy, and gardening In fact, I led him to a recording of his mother’s relative, a well known British singer, James Cairncroft.

Rick was very proud of his family and their accomplishments. I will miss our FB chats and laughs. Rick was a wonderful man and our sun is shining a little less bright. You have earned your wings, Rick. May you Rest In Peace.

Laurie Bassett , July 30, 2022

Carol, Chris, Greg and families

I am so sorry for your loss. Rick was such a presence in our community and he will be missed. Mom, Dad and Les always enjoyed their Horticulture interaction with Rick. I will always be thankful for the passion for anything Library that Rick introduced me to. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Dale, Troy and Jared Taylor, July 30, 2022

Carol and family

I was saddened to hear the news of Rick's passing. I really enjoyed working with Rick all those years ago at Hilliardton PS. He was always very supportive and willing to share ideas and strategies to deliver the best educational experience possible to the pupils in his care. Please share my condolences to the family.

Donavon Porter, July 30, 2022

Carol and family

Dear "sis" I am so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. Thinking of you and your family.

Carol Tucker, July 31, 2022

The Heaslip Family....

We are sorry to hear of Rick's passing. Condolences to the family at this sad time.

Dean and Theresa Black, August 1, 2022

The Heaslip family

Condolences to the family..

Wendy Middaugh, August 1, 2022


During my early years growing up Rick and I spent many years in the same class and attended together many events and parties. I have fond memories of him with one being co-host of our monthly radio programs. My prayers go out to his family.

Ken Hall, August 1, 2022

Carol, Greg, Chris & Families

I was so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. He & I shared a classroom in Charlton for some years. I enjoyed working with him. He was very inspirational. We all enjoyed the beautiful delicious cakes he brought for special occasions.
Hugs & love ❤️ to you all

Alberta Booker, August 1, 2022

Carol, Greg, Chris, Brenda and Families.

My deepest sympathy on the loss of such a wonderful, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend. Rick will be deeply missed by many who were fortunate to have known him, and myself being one of them. He was an example to us all. Hold onto all the beautiful memories that you hold dear and he will always be a part of you forever in the heart of you. These memories will help get you through the rough spots and something that no one can ever take from you. Carol he will always be by your side and will always hold a special place in your heart. (Big Hugs) Love Pat

Pat Proctor-Quast, August 2, 2022

Carol and family

Rick was a wonderful friend since I met him in High School. I remember the many fun evenings we all spent in Rick's family home!
Rick was so proud of his family who meant everything to him.
We will all miss him. Keep the happy memories of your times together close to your heart. His spirit will continue to live on.

Sharen Rowlandson, August 2, 2022

Carol Chris Greg Brenda and family

I am saddened to hear of Rick’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences

Linda Coutts Neal, August 3, 2022

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