Chad Rickaby

Chad William Rickaby

Friday, April 10th, 1981 - Sunday, July 21st, 2019
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Chad Rickaby
April 10, 1981 - July 21, 2019

Chad William Rickaby was born on April 10, 1981 in Calgary, Alberta. He was baptized November 15, 1992. Chad and Deborah were married September 16, 2000, and their two beautiful children Hayley and Kaitlyn were born in 2005 and 2007.

Chad is also survived by his father, Doug (Sandy); mother, Claire; three siblings, Tammy (Charles) Riske, Steven Rickaby, and Amanda (Chris) Hale; as well as his nieces and nephews.

For many years Chad was known by his friends and family to be a caring and considerate person, who loved his family and loyally served his heavenly father Jehovah. He had a great sense of humour and was always making everyone laugh. The bible teaches us life in these last days are “filled with trouble and sorrow,” and that we live in “critical times”. (Ps. 90:10; 2 Tim. 3:1-5). In his last years, Chad faced inner problems that overwhelmed him and changed him emotionally, mentally and spiritually, making him a different person. Through these difficult times Deb stood by him and proved “Her value is far more than that of corals” (Prov 31:10). Proverbs 14:10 says, “The heart knows its own bitterness, And no outsider can share in its joy”. While we will never understand just what torment was in his heart, we take comfort in knowing that Chad’s future is in the hands of our loving God Jehovah, and that “he well knows how we are formed, remembering that we are dust”. (Psalms 103:13, 14)

To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Chad please visit Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.
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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 2:00pm
    Choice Memorial
    105-4715 13th Street NE
    Calgary, Alberta T2E 6M3
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Posted at 03:00pm
A tree fell on my house one September and I had no idea what to do. Zero. But Chad took charge and rounded up a crew and chain saws and turned up in my backyard and dealt with the tree. He climbed on the fence, on the roof and just took care of it! He even helped my elderly neighbor with her fallen tree. These memories, and so many more are what I will remember about Chad. Sadly, an illness he had no control over means that we have to dwell on these memories until we can make more. He is safe in Jehovah's memory until he wakes him from his sleep. May Jehovah's tender care comfort you until them. xxx


Posted at 02:46pm
I have this memory of Chad - he was about 3 years old - and he was walking down the street with his grandparents, Roy and Barbara, and they were growing a little exasperated with that little boy because every third word out of his mouth was why. Why this and why that and his curiosity was insatiable and Roy's patience had reached the end of it's rope! :) Chad, at that age wanted to know absolutely everything! Fast forward lots of years to when his girls were born and he gently and proudly placed each one of them, in their turn, into my arms to meet them for the first time. They were so beautiful. And he was head over heels in love.

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Posted at 02:34pm
Remembering you and "Chad Rickaby" in our minds and in our hearts.
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Chad Rickaby
April 10, 1981 - July 21, 2019

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My Brother and I used to Skateboard Every Day... for Hours with Danny Bilotta... one time we were Skitching Behind a Pick-up Truck and when it got going too fast Chad decided to let go instead of hopping off the Board onto the Bumper like I did, I remember the look on his face like, O man.... this is gonna Hurt... and down he went, 60 km/h onto the pavement, he made a very distinct Bounce.. off of it, so for the next year or so his nickname was Bounce with me and the Guys... took about 3 months for his hands and knees to find skin again. And he just sucked it up, and picked up his Board... It was my proudest moment, as a big brother to see him hold in the pain... little did I know He was Holding in pain his whole life, dont worry little Bro.. I'm still proud of you, many would have given up years earlier... and you stuck in there as long as you possibly could... we will never know your pain... But when your resurrected and If we have something to pull us on our skateboards, make sure you jump on the bumper next time if you get high speed wobbling again... and dont worry... and with this last Fall, Jehovah has Caught you... Love you Chad.... 💔 See you Soon... and yes I will still be hard on you and tease you... it is in the Big Brother Handbook, I have no Choice.... Steve Rickaby

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Posted at 09:58am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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