Thorn, Richard Norman Clare 'Rick'

Passed away at Meaford Long Term Care at the age of 72.
Predeceased by his father George Clare Thorn of Lakefield and his in-laws Clare and Sally Ramsay of Meaford.

Survived by his wife Joan Elizabeth of Meaford, mother Betty Thorn of Lakefield, his siblings: Jeff (Judy) of Pickering, Peter (late Nancy) of Pickering, Susan (Brad) of Lakefield and Stephen of Pickering and by his nephews Kyle and Zack and his niece Sarah.

Rick had worked for Georgian Peaks for 20 years and The Georgian Bay Club for 13 years sharing his strong work ethic and mentoring ability with those around him. He leaves behind many friends who will miss his wit and dry sense of humour.

His favourite place in the world was at the family cottage with his siblings and he will go there one last time. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Thank you to the Meaford Long Term Care team for the respect and empathy shown throughout his stay there.

Rick had a great connection and love for dogs and is now with his beloved Shredder once again.

Donations in memory of Rick may be made to any local Animal Welfare organization such as S.M.I.L.E. (Animal Society Meaford) and the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Celebration of Rick's life to take place at a later date.

Donations: Any local Animal Welfare organization such as S.M.I.L.E. or the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society, cheques only, please contact the funeral home.
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Carol Stacey
    Sunday, November 10, 2019

    Joni I’m so sorry to hear of Ricks passing. He was a great person and I know how much you loved him. Cherish your memories and may he rest in peace.
    Love Carol Stacey

  2. Wayne &Elizabeth Park
    Monday, November 11, 2019

    Dear Joanie and Rick’s family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Rick’s recent passing. We were unaware that he was a resident of long term care and hope that he had not suffered a lengthy illness. Rick was always friendly and congenial , no matter how long the time periods in between our random encounters. He always spoke of you with love, Joanie, and expressed concern for your health and well-being. We offer you our deepest sympathies and prayers for peace and comfort.
    Wayne & Elizabeth Park

  3. Mylene Pearce
    Monday, November 11, 2019

    Hi Joan, so very sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Thinking of you. Hugs and prayers.

    Love Mylene Pearce

  4. Sandra Pyatt
    Monday, November 11, 2019

    Dear Joni
    It has been many years since I have seen you or Rick, but I have such fond memories of you both from my years at the Credit Union. Please accept my deepest condolences. May wonderful memories help to ease some of your sorrow and help you through this difficult time.
    Sandra Pyatt

  5. Linda kerst
    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    Sending you hugs , today and tomorrow. Rick will be missed, his humour, his sarcastic wit, his enormous appetite for life. Thinking of you, franc, and his family . Linda & Steve

  6. Donna & Andy Parisien
    Thursday, November 14, 2019

    We’re so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It would be awesome to see you again sometime soon.
    Love you very much

  7. Valerie Shaw
    Monday, November 18, 2019

    Joni, I was so very sorry to learn of Ricks passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. May the wonderful memories you share help you through your loss.

  8. Kathy Green
    Friday, December 6, 2019

    Hi Joni,
    I just saw Rick’s Obituary notice while on line. I’m so sad to see this.
    Sending hugs from both Bruce & I.

    Thinking of you,
    Kathy Green


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