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Date of Passing: Feb 12, 2020

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Richard Naherny on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Desjardins Funeral Home, 357 Des Meurons.

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at

Desjardins Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • I'm so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. I met him when he first started delivering candies at Black Cat Wear Parts. He was such a nice person, it was a joy to see him when he stopped in to top up the machines. He always seemed to have just a few too many candies in a bag to fit in the machines so he brought them into the office for us to share. - Posted by: Wendy Hokanson (customer (Black Cat Wear Parts)) on: Jul 15, 2021

  • We only just today (April 22/20) found out that Richard passed away. We here at Prop-Works Propeller Systems wish to pass along our most sincere condolences to all family members and friends and other customers. We always looked forward to Richard coming to top up our candies in the vending machines and always appreciated that he would leave us a few freebies (Peanut M & M's) as this was the biggest seller. We are so saddened and shocked that we will not be seeing him again. His last visit here was just before his passing and I will always be able to envision his big smile and jolly personality. Rest In Peace Richard!! - Posted by: Debbie Schmidt (Customer-PropWorks Propeller Systems Inc.) on: Apr 22, 2020

  • Easter was always the most memorable and special time of year for celebration with our family. From the annual traditions of getting pussy willows for each room of the house, to the blessing of the paska, we truly enjoyed our childhood. Ricky would always get up early and decorate the house with all his homemade Easter decorations, to remind us that family always came first. Later we would decorate Ukrainian Easter eggs, with our kistkas and beeswax. The winner was the one who could set their kistka on fire first without getting melted beeswax all over their fingers. What a fun time! For dinner, we would visit Baba Ruryk and Weiko for our first traditional Ukrainian meal, followed with the hunt for the Easter bunnies. For supper, we would visit Baba Naherny and Uncle Norman for the next Ukrainian meal, followed by throwing playing cards down the vented heater to see who could lose the most cards. Our family always made sure that Easter was an amazing experience with memories to last a lifetime. No one celebrated Easter the way we did. My wonderful memories of my family and the great times spent together will last forever. Your loving sister, Patricia - Posted by: Patricia Naherny (Sister) on: Apr 12, 2020

  • Losing a friend like Rick is heart breaking and it makes me realize how fortunate I was to spend some great times with him. Rick was my Mother's best friend's son, so I met him when we were kids. Every summer we would visit Winnipeg and I couldn't wait to see Rick. He always had something cool to show me. Like his new bike or a go cart he had built, Rick and his family always made our trips to Winnipeg special. My fondest memories are the incredible road trips we went on. We actually made it to Rachael Nevada and Area 51. As we were talking to the owners of the museum and gift shop I saw this black object traveling across the horizon, there was no sound coming from it. Before Rick and I could say a word he replied," it's an experimental plane from Area 51 it's speed is Mach 11". We both got the chills. He was truly one of a kind and I am going to miss him. Jo Anne chose a great photo of Rick, he looks better than ever. Sincerely James Lehman - Posted by: James Lehman (Friend) on: Mar 05, 2020

  • The Keene Bolins offer our deepest sympathies to Joanne. We are thinking about you. - Posted by: Bolin (cousin) on: Feb 24, 2020

  • Ricky was truly an exceptional person. He lived life to the fullest each and every day. No one knew Ricky the way I knew him. From his multiple trips to California with his mother, Olga, first class of course; to going to Tijuana with his friend, James Lehman. He was always his father's, Walter, travel companion on the trips to Las Vegas like clockwork every year in February. Come Halloween time, it was my turn to team up with this adventurer; with a trip to see all of California's theme parks. But the Ultimate Adventure was a trip to Salem for their Haunted Happenings, two weeks of exploring Massachusetts; and of course a drive to Boston to see the Boston Red Sox and the "green monster". But aside from Ricky's trips, he made many friends from his 20 years working at SuperValu. Eventually, he decided to take on his biggest challenge, running twice for Union President. He definitely enjoyed seeing how far he could push the envelope. From all his vehicles loading up the driveway, to his gun collection which took over the whole basement. Anything he did, he threw himself into it and quitting was never an option. He truly had love and admiration of his parents, Walter and Olga, and his Uncle Norman. He spoke many a time of the day he would have a son of his own to carry on the family name. Sadly, his life was cut too short before he could experience the joy of being a father to his own children. I can see Ricky now sipping an umbrella drink in Hawaii, saying "wish you were here". We all will be someday. Forever, your loving sister, Patricia - Posted by: Patricia Naherny (Sister) on: Feb 21, 2020

  • I work for super store for several years while Rick was employed there. He was a hard worker and a union stalwart, in that he never took any garbage that management dished out. He was always wary and on the lookout for any other co-worker who might have been unfairly taken advantage of. He was a good person with integrity and always respected and helped his fellow co-workers whenever he could. - Posted by: Rob Galayda (acquaintance, former co-worker.) on: Feb 20, 2020

  • We extend our deepest sympathies to Joanne and the family. We met Rick through Primerica. He was always cheerful and helpful. Gone way too soon. Lifting you each up as you grieve this very significant and sudden loss in your lives. - Posted by: Linda & Ron Schreuders (Primerica colleague) on: Feb 20, 2020

  • I started my first job as a cashier at Superstore in 1994, I was 17. Richard was a marvellous co-worker of mine. He never under estimated my abilities despite my younger age. He was always super friendly, courteous and a wonderful person. He always had tips and tricks to help make the job easier. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences and blessings to his family. - Posted by: Melanie Brown (Former Co-worker ) on: Feb 19, 2020

  • I am so sorry to hear of this tragic incident. I will certainly miss his always smiling face and loads of candy. Our thoughts are with you at this time. - Posted by: Nelson Collins (Accountant/friend) on: Feb 19, 2020

  • My sincere sympathy to his wife Joanne, and stepson Tim and and his “grandson” Nathan who I know will painfully miss Rick. I didn’t know him well, but knew him to be kind, thoughtful and a true gentleman. Sincerely , Lorena McManus - Posted by: Lorena McManus (Cousin in law) on: Feb 19, 2020

  • I got to know Richard through his vending services he provided us. Always had a smile and very friendly. My condolences to his family He will be missed - Posted by: Hector Lebrun (Friend) on: Feb 19, 2020

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