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Richard William Deforge

June 15, 1954 ~ July 21, 2020 (age 66)


In loving memory of

Mr. Richard W. Deforge

June 15, 1954 – July 21, 2020

It is with a heavy heart that the family announces the passing of Richard (Rick) Deforge. Richard’s relentless battle with Cancer ended on July 21, 2020 at the Smooth Rock Falls Hospital. His tireless devotion and sacrifice to care for his family weighs heavily in his absence but leaves behind lasting and treasured memories for all those he has left behind.  His family finds comfort in his unconditional love and support as well as his quirky and eccentric ways. Known by many others for pioneering professional skin art in his hometown, his memory will live on the skin of thousands for many years to come. No matter the connection, his legacy will live on and outlast. He was the son of the late Bud Deforge and Theresa Deforge (nee Bertrand). He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Sandra Deforge (nee Kiernan), his children William (Lindsay) and Becky Sue (Caroline), his grandchildren Ivey-Lea, Kaleb and Jacob, many other relatives and friends.

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Remembrance donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the Smooth Rock Falls Hospital for the extraordinary care provided to Rick in his final weeks of life.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to:

Irvine & Irvine funeral home

For information: 705-272-3239

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Fondation Hôpital Smooth Rock Falls Hospital Foundation
107 Kelly Road, Box 219, Smooth Rock Falls ON P0L 2B0
Tel: 1-705-338-3223

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