Rick Hooper, age 55, of Salmon Arm, B.C.

Rick lost his life in a tragic farming accident on May 15, 2014. Rick is survived by his wife Debra, his three daughters Chelsy, Meranda and Carly; and his sister and brother-in-law Lorri and Bill Lakatos. Rick was a selfless, loving, husband, father, brother and friend to many.

Rick grew up playing hockey and baseball and always had a good time at tournaments. One of his favourite things to do was spend time at the lake where he loved to camp, boat, and waterski.

Those who knew Rick would say he was the life of the party, yet there was another side to him that not only his friends saw. Rick was always there to lend a hand to anyone; friend, neighbour or stranger, and the word “no” was seldom used when it came to helping others.

The most important thing in Rick’s life was his family. The pride he had for his wife and daughters cannot be expressed: they were his world, they were his everything. And though they know the days ahead will be a struggle, they will never quit showing him how much he was loved or how much he will be missed.

A private gathering of friends and family was held on May 23 at Blind Bay.

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