April 10th 1954 – May 18th 2009

Rick Nordstrom courageously fought but sadly lost his battle with brain cancer on the morning of May 18th at the premature age of 55. He was surrounded by his loving family of: wife Maureen, son Tavis and daughter Jena as he passed peacefully.

As a devoted commercial fisherman and captain of the Nonsuch II, Rick was considered to be one of the West Coast Highliners. He was dedicated to his cause, and regarded as having a warrior’s spirit when having to deal with the Canadian bureaucracy involved in the fishing industry. However, he never faltered in his mission of turning the Pacific salmon fishery into a viable and sustainable future.

Those fortunate enough to have known Rick will remember his smile and amazing sense of humour as well as his blunt honesty and strong integrity. Rick had a warm and free spirit that was truly contagious and undeniably strong. He lived a fun life full of love for his family and the sea not to mention a healthy dose of curling, skiing and playing in the rivers.

The people privileged enough to have had their lives touched by Rick are better because of it. He was a captivating man and will not soon be forgotten.

We will be having a service followed by a dance in celebration of Rick Nordstrom’s amazing life and spirit on Friday, May 29th at 6pm at the Comox Valley Curling Club. All who knew him are welcome.

Jena, Tavis & Maureen

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