ObituaryIt is with deep sorrow that we mourn the sudden passing of Richard Anthony Valiček on September 11th at the age of 57. Beloved son of Frank (Franjo) Valiček and the late Katarina (nee Kulić). Loving brother of Catherine Menard (Michael) and Frank Valiček Jr. (Kim). Dear uncle of Monika and Lucas Valiček, Nicholas and the late Daniel Menard. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins here in Canada, Croatia, England & Germany.
Richard was a very kind, loving, and generous soul, looking for the good in every one that he met. He gave of himself and never asked for anything in return. Richard led a life of many challenges, faced them bravely, and in many cases, won. Richard was very creative. He graduated with a diploma in graphic design, studied photography and creative writing and eventually published several books and won awards in the fantasy genre. Richard enjoyed watching Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs games on TV. Come World Cup time, he would proudly don his checkered Croatia jersey and cheer on his favourite team. Alas, he won’t get the chance to see Canada’s return to play in this World Cup but perhaps he can look down on the team and guide them to victory. Always laughed at a good joke and enjoyed the company of family and friends. Rick, know that we love and miss you dearly… until we meet again!
Friends are invited to visit with the family on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Cardinal Funeral Homes, 366 Bathurst St., Toronto, from 4-8 p.m. The evening will conclude with a prayer vigil at 8 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Croatia Church, 7 Croatia St., Toronto on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 6933 Tomken Rd., Mississauga. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to UHN (University Health Network) or CAMH would be appreciated by the family.
September 20, 2022
Cardinal Funeral Homes, Bathurst Street Chapel
04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Prayer Vigil to conclude the visitation at 8 p.m.
September 21, 2022
Our Lady Queen of Croatia Roman Catholic Church, 7 Croatia St., Toronto, ON
September 21, 2022
Assumption Catholic Cemetery, Mississauga, ON