Peacefully at the Sault Area Hospital on Wednesday November 27, 2019 at the age of 69. Father of Paul Parker (Sue), Kimberly Parker, Tammy Poliszczak (Shaun), Krista Parker and Steven Parker. Grandfather of Amber, Christopher, Ian and Danny Parker and Everett and Nora Poliszczak. Great Grandfather of Nina and Neko. Predeceased by his parents Art and May Parker. Brother of Cindy (Bruce) Ulla, the late Wendy and the late Neil. He was uncle to many nieces and nephews. Richard lived the life he wanted and then returned to Sault Ste. Marie for his retirement. He enjoyed watching the freighters pass from his apartment on St. Mary’s River, meeting new friends, biking the trails, getting reacquainted with family and never missing a Nascar race. A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer at the family cottage in the Muskoka’s, where we can all enjoy boating, fishing and sunning like Rick did. Memorial donations may be made or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to O’Sullivan Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (215 St. James St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1P7 705-759-8456).