Richard Norman Bertram Culligan


Richard Norman Bertram Culligan, aged 57 and one heck of a man, tragically and unexpectedly passed away May 11, 2019 surrounded by friends who loved him and who he loved in return. Rick was a fiercely loved husband, father, son, Papou (grandpa), brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend, among many other roles. Rick was a truly genuine and caring man who touched the lives of all who knew him.

Rick is survived by his beloved wife, Laura, his children, Samantha, Taylor, son-in-law, Dominik, grandson, Sawyer; his parents, Michael and Heather; sisters, Cindy (Allan) & Elaine; brother-in-law, Andy (Charlene), sister-in-law, Cathy (Perry) and Alex.  Also survived by his nephews & nieces, Devon (Gayle), Mitchell (Kaylea), Jordan (Rebecca), Jamieson (Nicole), Shelby, Braeden, Breanna and Michael, Alex (Amanda) and the late Fraser.  He was also a loved great uncle to Ryker, Lilly, Layla and Mason. And no one can forget the “May 24 Gang” and his best friend/brother, Shawn (Chris) Mulvihill.

His soft laugh, unique rendition of “Delta Dawn,” gentle spirit and total love & dedication to his loved ones will be sorely missed.

Friends called at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munroe Ave. E., Renfrew on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  A Celebration of Rick’s life was held at Mateway Activity Centre on Saturday, May 18.

Donations in his memory would be lovingly welcomed in lieu of flowers. They can be made to Mental Health Services of Renfrew County or the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation.

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