November 11, 1977 to April 11, 2016
In Loving Memory
“In my heart you’ll remain forever near.”
Rick (Rob) passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of April 11, 2016, at the age of 38, in Victoria, BC. Rick is survived by his mother, Abby (Dave) Manuel; father, Bob (Carol) Helme; sister, Melissa Helme; niece, Autumn Helme; many wonderful aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his girlfriend, Christy and her children, Emily and Brayden.
During his life, Rick was involved in a variety of sports: road hockey, soccer, learning to sail, swimming, dirt biking, and playing ball. He enjoyed cooking—especially making pizzas, working on cars, and playing video games. He had a natural ear for music. He took a few violin, drum, and electric guitar lessons, but preferred just to pick out a tune on his own. The remembrance of his smile, sense of humour, and the twinkle in his eye will continue to brighten each day. Deep inside was a gentle and loving heart, which never let go of his hope for a better tomorrow.
Thank you to the 911 Responders; Lori Moen; Lyn Blenkinsop; Liné Chretien; Ron Davies and Linda Herr at McCall’s Funeral Home, Victoria; and Sue and Susie at the City of Courtenay for your assistance, compassion, and caring manner. Thank you to all who have helped in many known and unknown ways. Thank you to our families and friends for your words of sympathy, love, and kindnesses. And, thank you, Christy.
No formal service; please enjoy a walk in a park, a hike, or other outdoor activity, together with your family and friends. “Back to You”