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Richard "Rick" Weyland
May 21, 2016
Rick Weyland died peacefully, with family at his side, on Saturday May 21, 2016. Rick was born in the summer of 1954, the second child of Theodore and Loreen (nee Hermann) Weyland. Rick and his nine siblings grew up on a diverse farm and life was busy, so a solid work ethic was learned early. Rick was a hard worker, who took pride in doing all things well. Rick attended elementary and high school in Bruno, Saskatchewan. His secondary education included, two Journeyman’s Certificates - Auto Repair / Truck and Transport Mechanic, a 1A truck driving license, and a Diploma in Business Management. Working in these trades for 29 years, allowed Rick to move through many small towns within Saskatchewan, finally choosing Saskatoon as his permanent home in 1978. In 2002, Rick started working at Mitchell’s Gourmet Foods (now Maple Leaf Consumer Foods) with whom he was still employed at his time of passing. Unlike his other siblings, Rick actually read manuals about whatever needed to be repaired, assembled or modified. He also loved reading -novels, comics, and many factual or fictional books. Rick was very talented with his hands. Not only was he a successful mechanic and welder, but an artist as well. Anyone who was the fortunate recipient of one of his drawings, or leather hand crafted wallet or belt can attest that his craftsmanship was amazing. Rick enjoyed water skiing, fishing and hunting. One of his most cherished trips was to Cochrane, Wisconsin with a long time hunting buddy. The men went out in search of wild turkeys and Rick was thrilled to get one on the very first day! The remainder of that week was spent fishing on the Mississippi River. In 1994, Rick joined the U of S Ballroom Dancing Club and was actively involved on the executive, as well as coordinating ballroom dances. While Rick had many interests in his life, his passion was his motorbike and wherever it took him. Rick toured throughout Canada and the United States on his beloved bike. This passion, and his desire to give of his time for others, blended nicely with his fundraising efforts for “Ride for Sight” and the “Salvation Army Motorcycle Toy Run.” Rick’s varied interests and genuine love of life allowed him to meet many interesting people, and to grow many great friendships along the way. Rick will be missed and lovingly remembered by his mother, Loreen; siblings Jerry (Bev), Russell (Ami) & Brock, Blaine and Grant Weyland; Rita Theissing, Kristen(Michael) Dominic Raney; Glen, Ryan(Carla) Nash and Kennedy Weyland; Dale (Sandy) Mandy (Darren Rauckman), Megan and Jared Weyland; Karen Weyland, Tanya (Ricky) and Theodore Cuthbert, Janelle(Ryan) Mara and Aayla Paproski, and Breanne Collin; Judy (Don) Poole; Shirley Weyland, Danielle & Nelson Hughes; Neil (Lisa), Justin & Chantelle Weyland; Connie (Lionel), Brandon & Jayci Merkosky ; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Rick was predeceased by his father, grandparents, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A Funeral Service for Rick will be held Thursday, May 26 at 2:00 p.m.at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th St., first past Briargate Rd). Online condolences may be sent from www.hillcrestmemorial.ca Donations in Rick’s memory may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (PO Box 20009, 3310 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3K 2E5) Arrangements entrusted to Wally Markewich.