Fitzsimonds, Richard Norman (Rick Fitz)

January 11, 1964 – February 27, 2012
at the age of 48 years

Celebration of Life – Friday, March 2, 2012     3:00 p.m.
Lions Grove Manor, Aldergorve

Celebration of Life – Saturday, March 10, 2012,  3:00 p.m.            Fischer’s Funeral Service, Salmon Arm

Richard Norman Fitzsimonds (Fitz)

In memory of a loving soul mate, son,brother, father, uncle and friend,
Born; January 11th, 1964 New Westminister, British Columbia
Joyfully welcomed February 5th, 1964 by Norman and Sharon Fitzsimonds , Burnaby British Columbia
Entered into Rest February 27th, 2012, Richmond British Columbia.
There are no pre-deceased
Survived by his wife Jacquie Adams, his kids, Jeffry Fitzsimonds Laing, Aubrienne Fitzsimonds (Brandon), Sydney Fitzsimonds, Justin Brien and Kayla Brien, and his parents, Norman and Sharon Fitzsimonds, grandma Luella Martin, Sister, Lori (Mark) Lybeck and Nephews, Colton, Samuel and Nicolas.

Rick was born inNew Westminster and lived in Delta until he was 11. He was part of the Delta swim team and played soccer as well as baseball. He moved toNorth Battleford in 1976. Here he continued to play baseball for one more year then played hockey. He attended North Battleford Comprehensive High School. During this time he was part of the track team and had Ruben Mayes as a team mate and friend. Rick ran 100 miles as part of his cross country running team. In his teen years he had a love of music, water skiing, downhill skiing, fish and camping and animals Rick always had a dog at his house. Rick loved the out doors.  After a number of years, Rick moved back to the coast (Burnaby) in 1986. While down at the coast he received his Canadian Provincial Red Seal in Metal Fabrication. He also had three children at this time Jeff in 1989, Aubrienne in 1991 and Sydney 1996. Rick moved to Salmon Arm in 2002.

Rick worked at Valid Manufacturing for a number of years. He met Jacquie Adams at this time. Rick and Jacquie were engaged and built their home together.  Circumstances had them on the move once again to Richmond to work. Jacquie found work first and Rick followed a few months later. The two had plans to move back to Salmon Arm in Fall of this year.

Rick had a genuine passion for life, family and friends and lived each day to the fullest. He was always there to love, guide, support and listen. We have been blessed to know Rick Fitz, though for just a short while, and are so very thankful. Rick, you will remain in our hearts forever.

In lieu of flowers and other in-kind support, the family will be setting up an education trust fund to assist Rick’s three children in any way possible to further their education. More information can be shared by contacting Jacquie.

There will be a gathering to express our love and share memories in Salmon Arm on March 10th at 3pm at Fischer’s Funeral Chapel.


  1. Jacquie and family.

    So sorry to read about Rick’s passing. What a shock! You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God bless you and comfort you in your time of need.

    John and Linda

  2. To Sharon – my Gordon called and told me of your son’s sudden death. I am so very sorry and hold you and your family in my heart.

  3. Jacquie and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. I remember him as always having a smile on his face. May your memories comfort you at this very sad time.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. To Jacquie and family,
    Very sadden to hear of Rick’s passing. I worked with him at Valid for a couple of years and I always enjoyed Rick’s enthusiasm and dedication in his work ethics. Which has always told me of the integrity of a good man. I will miss his soul.

  5. So shocked and saddened to hear of Rick’s passing. Jacquie, my heart is so heavy for you and the kids. Rick was an awesome guy and always had big smiles and good jokes. He was feisty and fun. He loved his family so much and would have gone to the ends of the earth for you all. Stay strong Jacquie, he is always going to be with you. Rest in peace fitzy. xox

    Valid Manufacturing

  6. Jacquie,
    We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Rick always had a warm smile and friendly greeting whenever we saw him. We will remember him for that. May your good memories help comfort you during this difficult time.

    Brenda & Gary

  7. Jacquie, we were so saddened to hear of Rick’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. After a couple years of wondering about the whereabouts and well-being of a childhood friend, I called his parents home tonight to inquire about him and maybe get his phone number as I had been told he lived not far from where I am. I was saddened to find out that he had passed away most recently. A shock to say the least. I played soccer with Rick as a kid and our parents were good friends as were we. My condolences go out to his family and friends. After reading his obituary, I see that he was well loved and respected and had many friends. I am sorry Rick that I missed you. See you again one day on a sunny shore and enjoy a good game of Soccer.

  9. Uncle Norm , Auntie Sharon, Lori and family,
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. I have such fond memories of Rick back when we were kids and what a joy for life he had.

  10. Dear Jackie ; Our hearts break for you and your families. We ‘ll be there on Saturday, see you then. ALL OUR THOUGHTS STEVE &RENEE

  11. Uncle Norm Auntie Sharon Lori Mark and Families. Sorry to hear about Rick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May your memories help you through this difficult time.

    All our love Laurent and Janis

  12. Uncle Norm and Auntie Sharon
    Lori and Mark and Families
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficut time.

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