Ricky Allan Coldwell found peace February 15, 2016 in Vancouver at the age of 57. Predeceased by mother Emily and father Richard. Survived by daughter Contessa, brother Bradley, sister Brenda and her husband Jorgen, nephews Hans and Peter. Growing up as a child in Strathmore, he spent many hours riding horseback and getting into mischief. He started out working in the oil patch as a young man, helping his father in the bakery later on, eventually achieving his degree with honours in Social Work from Mount Royal College. From there he made a difference in many people’s lives in his position at the Mission Possible in Vancouver. Most recently, he was having a hoot working as an exterminator. He told his sister constantly how proud he was of Hans and Peter. However, he would tell all that it was his daughter Contessa of whom he was most proud. A source of strength and levity in difficult times for both those closest to him as well as strangers, a soft place to fall, he will be sadly missed. During one of his last conversations, he said to his sister,
“People think I don’t care about them, but I care too much.”
Donations can be made to Evelyn Saller Centre, 320 Alexander Street, Vancouver, B.C.