Rick will be missed by his brothers. Randy (SherryLee), Kim (Elizabeth), and Kyle. He was predeceased by his father, James Asher Foster and his mother, Florine Mary Foster. Although Rick had several relationships during his life, he leaves behind no children. Rick does leave behind many nieces and nephews. Kelly, Hillary (Jay), Steven (Lindsay), Zachary, Lia (Ruben), Tyler and Trinity. Rick will also be missed by many other old friends and family. His Uncle Marshall Foster, Aunt Delani Foster Parsons, Aunt Tracey Leanne Gates, Aunt Alice Opavsky, Maryann Foster, Brian Lawrence and many other Foster, Opavsky, Cowan, Tomecek, Danforth, and Hornick relatives.
Rick was born in Chatham, Ont. and grew up in a variety of places before the family settled in the Cambridge area. He attended Southwood High School in Galt. Auto mechanics and body work was a big part of his life then. After graduation, Rick worked in a number of fields, but primarily in restaurant management, and other admin manager positions. Rick travelled the world for some of these companies and liked to tell stories of his experiences. Australia and South Africa were two of his favourite places.
Later in life, Rick resettled in Cambridge and lived a quiet life socializing with his friends and working as he wished at a variety of jobs until retirement. Health issues began to play a part in his life and eventually left him homebound for much of his last several years, complicated by the pandemic restrictions and limitations. His condition declined quickly and Rick passed away after several weeks at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Rick’s Life will be held in Galt at a later date. A private family gathering will be organized in the New Year.
Donations may be made to The Cancer Society, or your favourite charity, as expressions of sympathy.
Messages and condolences may be left for the family at www.tricitycremations.com or 519.772.1237. Please visit Rick's obituary notice on Facebook.