John Simmonds

Celebration of Life

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday, December 10, 2023
Riko's Family Restaurant
7513 Main St W
Radium, British Columbia, Canada

Obituary of John Richard Denis Simmonds

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of John “Rick/Ricco”  Richard Denis Simmonds on December 2nd, 2023 in Radium, BC at the age of 57. 


Rick will be lovingly remembered by his partner Ivy Lee, children: Jesse Simmonds (Grandchild Harmony) and Kaylee Evans. Siblings: Harvey Kiyawasew, Steven "Rusty" Plant, Gloria Goodswimmer, Phyllis-Ann Simmonds, and Bernadine Simmonds. Nieces and nephews: Autumn (Great Nephew Atticus), Destiny, Robert, Brooklen, Winter, and Derrick.


Rick was predeceased by his parents John James and Mary Madeline Simmonds as well as his brothers Greg Goodswimmer and Bruce Goodswimmer. 


Rick was born on April. 18, 1966 in ValleyView, Alberta. The family moved to the Columbia Valley in 1976. His love of cooking began early on following in his father’s footsteps. He has been a well known chef in many restaurants, golf courses and resorts throughout the Valley. In 2005, he met the love of his life Ivy. They opened Riko’s Radium Family Restaurant in 2013 which was his dream. 


He will be tremendously missed by those who knew and loved him.


The celebration of life will be held at Riko’s Family Restaurant in Radium on December. 10th, 2023 from 10am-1pm. 

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