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Rick Doucette

Rick Doucette

Saturday, August 12th, 1950 - Thursday, May 7th, 2020
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Doucette, Rick, of Yarmouth passed away on May 7, 2020, in the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born August 12, 1950, in Springhaven, Yarmouth Co., he was a son to the late Laurie and Rosalie (Melanson) Doucette. Rick worked for many years in the fashion industry, working at Jackson’s in Yarmouth with Lyman Jackson, also having his own clothing shop, R.D. Fashions. He worked at Nelson’s Furniture for 13 years and The Meadows Home for Special Care for ten years in environmental services. Rick was a kind, gentle, people person, and those people were very important to him. He would always stop, chat and say hello to the people he would meet. Rick enjoyed fishing, playing pool, snooker, carpentry, his daily visits to Perky Owl and the Saturday mornings spent at the Farmers Market solving the problems of the world. He is survived the love of his life, Heather Hatfield, Yarmouth; sons, Mark (Kim Emmons) Doucette, Ottawa, Ont.; Shannon (Paula Gray) Doucette, Brockville, Ont.; stepdaughters, Megan (Geoff MacDonald) Hatfield, Yarmouth; Keltie (Jeff Bain) Hatfield, Yarmouth; brother Wayne Doucette, Dartmouth; sisters, Marion Saulnier, Pinkney’s Point; Helen Doucette, Yarmouth; Carol Purdy, Fredericton; grandchildren whom he adored, Cole and Ethan Champion; Anya d’Entremont; Ashlyn Doucette and Paige Doucette; mother-in-law, Florence Goodwin; sisters-in-law, Crystal (Peter) Hilton; Shelley (Jeff Mason) Goodwin; several nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. He was predeceased by his sister Betty; brothers, Kenny, Raymond, Jim; niece, Kathy. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, a private memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2020, from Sweeny’s Funeral Home Chapel, Dr. Shawn Kehoe officiating. This service can be watched via webcast at www.sweenysfuneralhome.net. Donations may be made to the Friends of Gilles Boudreau Cancer Help Fund. Online condolences may be sent to sweenysfh@eastlink.ca, or you may sign the guestbook online at www.sweenysfuneralhome.net.
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  • Service

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    567 Main Street
    YARMOUTH, NS B5A 1J6
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    Officiant
    Dr. Shawn Kehoe
  • Interment

    Location
    a later date
    Address
    567 Main Street
    YARMOUTH, NS
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Lynn LeBlanc

Posted at 07:17pm
Heather and family,
So very sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. I enjoyed working with him at The Meadows- he was so very attentive to the residents’ needs and went out of his way to make a difference in their day. He spoke often of his family and his face lit up when he talked about them, always excited when there was a trip away planned to visit. Rick always had a kind word, a smile and a positive attitude when he spoke to you- that’s what I’ll remember most. We still have the table he sold us about 18 years ago- he was a good salesman too! My thoughts and prayers are with you all🙏
JK

Jody Kempton-Belliveau

Posted at 01:58pm
Dear Heather....my deepest condolences to you and your family at this sad time. I’ve known Rick since my first job at Jackson’s of Yarmouth many years ago. Always provided the best in customer service! Such a kind and genuine soul. He will be missed by many.
DD

Denise B Doucette

Posted at 04:46pm
Dear Heather, please know our thoughts are with you & your families as your mourn the loss of Rick but celebrate your memories of him. We so enjoyed your visit when you came to RI years ago & right away we recognized that Rick was a gently soul . Wishing you peace, comfort & rest during this time. Denise B Doucette
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Bea & Bob MacConnell

Posted at 04:24pm
Heather,
We are sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Our thoughts and condolences go out to you and the family.
Bea & Bob MacConnell
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Stefani Legall-Riddle

Posted at 11:03am
Dear Heather and family,
from all of the Legall's our deepest sympathy, condolences and a virtual hug! We will miss Rick dearly - his kindness, thoughtfulness, helpfulness and friendliness. There are too many stories to recount here to recap the friendship we have shared with you all. What a selfless man! Sending prayers, thoughts and hugs your way.
LOVE!
Monika, Dieter, Rainer, Silke, Annika, Wiebke, Michael and Steffi
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