The family announces with sorrow his death on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at the Timmins and District Hospital at the age of 67 years old. Loving husband of Carleen Lacourse.
Dear father of Sarah Lacourse (late James) and of Craig Lacourse (Stephanie Harvey).
Cherished grandfather of Brittany and Carey. He leaves behind his siblings, Janet Rondeau, Doreen Ladouceur (Lorenzo), Arsene (Butch) Lacourse (Vivian), Marlene Guerin (Gord) and Judith Lainsbury; his sisters-in-law Debi Whissell (Jack) and Elaine Beaton and his brother-in-law Alan Beaton (Nadine), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Rose and Arsene (Chummy) Lacourse, his grandson Skylar, his brother Michael Lacourse and his sister Pat Picard, his brothers-in-law: Gilles Picard, Fern Rondeau and Bill Lainsbury. Also predeceased by his father-in-law John Beaton and his mother-in-law Elizabeth Beaton, his brothers-in-law James Beaton, Gary Beaton and Greg Beaton and his sister-in-law Anne Marie Spurdza.
Richard was born and raised in Timmins, ON and was a dedicated employee at Chenier Motors for 46 years. He was a shy person but also the life of the party. We will miss his funny jokes and many stories. In his younger years, he was an avid outdoorsman and weather enthusiast. He was a huge hockey fan and always cheered for the Montreal Canadiens. Rick was a devoted father, husband, and
grandfather. He will forever be remembered by his family as "One-of-the greats" and will be sadly missed.
The family will receive friends on Thursday August 25, 2022 from 6pm to 9pm at LESSARD-STEPHENS FUNERAL HOME. The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 26, 2022 at 11 am in the funeral home chapel.
Remembrance donations to the Sports for Kids Timmins would be greatly appreciated.