A LA DOUCE MÉMOIRE DE Richard (Rick) McNulty
He smiled at everyone until the end. Rick McNulty, a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to anyone who pulled up a chair next to him, passed away peacefully at home while holding hands with his wife Peggy (nee Holt), his son Sean, and his daughter Kelly, exactly how he wanted it. Close by and forever in his heart are his granddaughter Naomi Grant, his daughter-in-law Anne (wife of Sean), and his grandson Blake who brought him endless joy and happiness. He leaves this part of his eternal journey with so many lessons for us all, as the baby of the McNulty family, a loving brother to Lucille, Jeanie, Paul, Carol, and Tom and fun loving uncle to many nieces and nephews, and their families.
Rick spent his life making us laugh and teaching us all to be kind, to help others, and not to worry about the little things. He will be dearly missed by the Holt family. The best friends he had are wonderfully too many to name here, his friends growing up in Ottawa, the many from all around Orleans, Bell Canada, and the Patterson Lakers. A profound thank you to the nurses and palliative care team at the General Hospital, as well as the many front line workers in the community who helped Rick over the past year, you made his life and our lives easier and graceful.
With the early morning pink sunrise on May 10, we shared with him all the laughs he gave to the world and we reminded him that as a man who always made sure the people around him were ok, it was his time to find peace. We invite you to share your happy memories of Rick on Thursday the 19th of May at Heritage Funeral Home, 1250 Trim Rd. Orleans. Visitation at 1:00 PM, service at 2:00 pm, and reception to follow.