Obituary of Rick William Jarrett
January 7, 1945 – September 3, 2020
With sadness the family of Rick Jarrett announces his passing on September 3, 2020 at the age of 75.
Rick was involved in mining most of his adult life. He travelled extensively worldwide, and finally settled in Windermere, B.C. He became the Mining Engineer Manager at the Gypsum Mine in Windermere for 30 years. Rick was very active in politics, spent many years with the Legion #71 and was very active in Angel Flights. He was also active in the Rod and Gun Club, the Local Kinsman, and the Masonic Lodge, as well Rick was very supportive in any new and up and coming artists.He was an avid fisherman, and loved golf, but his passions were his family and Texas Hold’Em! But not necessarily in that order! He will be sadly missed.
Special thanks and appreciation to the following…
Nursing staff at the Invermere Hospital for putting up with Rick for 9 days. Kendall special thanks! Interior health and Hospice, special thanks to Carol & Jesse, Danieve, Jo & Bob Wilks for the amazing taxi service & delivery at home time! Ivan McKay for helping Rick part with things he never used anyway! Very grateful to you. John Rouse (an angel in disguise) and the best “go to” man anyone could ask for! Jim Bonny for keeping an eye on John Rouse! Dr. Maslowska for visits at home and reassuring phone calls, your compassion is unprecedented. Jan Brydon for her friendship & best “home cooking” ever... (with mysterious “AG” stickers), Erin what a lost soul I would be without you! My “work” family for their flowers and support. How can you still be operating without my words of wisdom? Coffee Boyz for joining Rick at home for his last coffee club meeting, and for finally realizing he was right about EVERYTHING! (as he told you for 17 years). Ken Carlow & the Legion gang for so much care and friendship over the years! Poker buddies, I know he felt bad for taking your $$ on a regular basis, Not. You knew the stakes when you walked into the games! Your friendship with Rick was a highlight for him. Angel flights, for bringing Rick on board early in the project. He so loved his work with you! Best of luck Brent in all your flights. To Ricks sister Lynn north of Edmonton, and all our chats via phone & for your friendship, however late. Father Jo Jo & McPherson Funeral Home, we never knew such help and kindness existed. Our neighbours for your concern & help, food, flowers, and wine! To the 80+ people that stopped by to visit, social distancing at its finest!
Molly & Gauge his beloved fur babies, who never left his side in the last few hours. Not even for treats, dogs are truly remarkable!
To my son Dylan who after 18 hours arrived from Spain, and my daughter Jasmine from Mexico City. My squad has arrived with much love and anxiously viewing their squad goals! And enjoying a few “quarantines”. I would also like to thank Mom in Ontario for all her phone support & love as well as for all the underwear she ironed!
Rick is survived by his wife Lynda, daughter Jasmine, son Dylan and Lynn Trithart & family (Sister).
He was predeceased by his Mother Gwendolyn and Father William.
Please view Rick’s obituary on our website after September 21st, 2020 to view the recorded service.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Services.
Condolences for the family can be offered at:
2200 - 2nd Street South
PHONE: (250) 426-3132
1885 Warren Ave.
PHONE: (250) 426-3132