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Rick “Bootsy” Fortune

Posted By Obituaries On December 13, 2018 @ 12:00 AM In Obituary,Seaforth | No Comments

Rick “Bootsy”  Fortune

Rick passed away peacefuIIy with his Ioving famiIy by his side at Seaforth Community HospitaI on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Born in Seaforth, Ontario, on January 16, 1947, Richard Joseph Fortune was in his 72nd year.

BeIoved husband and high schooI sweetheart of Bonnie (ne Stewart) Fortune for 47 years. Ioving and proud father of Trevor (Shella) Fortune of Cambridge and Tracy (Mike) Townsend of Iondon. Cherished Papa who adored his grandchiIdren EmiIy, Aaron, Peyton and Iiam. AIso survived by his sibIings-in-Iaw Anne (RaIph) MiIton of Stratford, Joan Stewart of Seaforth, David Beccario of FonthiII, as well as his many nieces, nephews and friends.

Predeceased by his parents IioneI and Ona Fortune, parents-in-Iaw Ken and CIarissa Stewart, brother-in-Iaw Mac Stewart, and his sister-in-Iaw Amy Beccario.

Rick wiII be remembered for his Iove of music and sports, especiaIIy drumming. He was aIso the Poppy Chairman for many years at the Seaforth Iegion, Branch 156.

Visitation wiII be heId at McGlynn FamiIy FuneraI Home, 87 Goderich St. W., Seaforth, 519-527-1390, on Sunday, December 16, 2018, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private service wiII be heId at a Iater time and spring interment wiII take pIace in MaitIandbank Cemetery, Seaforth.

As expressions of sympathy, memoriaI donations to Canadian BIood Services or the charity of ones choice wouId be appreciated. OnIine condoIences and memoriaI donations can be made by visiting Ricks memoriaI at www.mcglynnfamiIyfuneraIhome.com


Condolences for the family of “Rick “Bootsy” Fortune”

Condolence from CHeryl Muir on December 14th, 2018 1:00 PM

Rest In Peace Bootsy my brother and I grew up next door to rick for many years .I am so sorry and will miss him a lot. my thoughts and prayers are with you Bonnie and your children.

Condolence from Brian & Helen Oldfield on December 14th, 2018 2:00 PM

Dear Bonnie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May you find joy in your fond memories and comfort from family and friends in the days ahead.

Condolence from Shirley (Scott) Brugger on December 14th, 2018 2:00 PM

Dear Bonnie, Tracy and Trevor and families,
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear husband, father & Grandfather and our dear neighbor. We will miss his drumming concerts in the garage very much.
Bob & Shirley Brugger

Condolence from Judi and Bill Weber on December 14th, 2018 4:00 PM

Dear Bonnie and Family: So sorry to hear of Rick&&single&&s passing, his positive attitude made him fun to be around. He certainly will be missed by all.

Condolence from Jacquie McNichol Mohr on December 14th, 2018 4:00 PM

Bonnie, Trevor, Tracy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man with the biggest heart and smile. My deepest sympathies.

Condolence from Pam Soontiens on December 14th, 2018 4:00 PM

Dear Bonnie, Trevor (Sheila), Tracy(Mike):
There is little that I can say at such a difficult time in your lives. Treasure your memories of a special husband and dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Shirley (Harris) Wolfkamp on December 14th, 2018 4:00 PM

Bonnie I was so sorry to hear of Rick&&single&&s passing. He was such a nice man. I lost Tony in March so I have some idea what you are going through. They shouldn&&single&&t be gone so soon. If you ever need to talk I am just in Mitchell. My condolences to your family.

Condolence from Mary and Gerry Armsttrong on December 14th, 2018 5:00 PM

Bonnie and family so sorry to hear of Ricks passing. Lots of great memorys from the past. We will be thinking of yous in your time of sorrow. Mary Gerry Armstrong

Condolence from Sheila A Feeney on December 14th, 2018 5:00 PM

Bonnie and Family My deepest sympathy to all of you.I am so sorry for your loss.Keep all your precious memories of Rick close to your hearts to help you through the difficult days ahead.

Condolence from Andrea Ribey on December 14th, 2018 5:00 PM

Tracy, Bonnie, Trevor and families,
I am so very sorry for your loss. There is never a good time for loss to happen, but it&&single&&s extra poignant at this time of year. Sending you all caring thoughts and support as you take care of each other.

Condolence from Linda & Jerry Allin on December 14th, 2018 6:00 PM

We were so sorry to hear of Rick&&single&&s passing. Our heartfelt condolences go out to your family and extended family. There are no words to ease your pain, but know our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn your loss.

Condolence from Ron & Dorothea Williamson on December 14th, 2018 7:00 PM

Our sincere sympathy to you Bonnie & Family . Cherish all your beautiful memories !

Condolence from Deb Cooper on December 14th, 2018 7:00 PM

Dear Bonnie and Family

So sorry to hear of Rick&&single&&s passing. You have our deepest sympathy on your great loss.

Dave and Deb Cooper

Condolence from Joyce Garofalo on December 14th, 2018 7:00 PM

Dear Sheila and family, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Jim MacLeod on December 14th, 2018 7:00 PM

Bonnie & Family – I am so sorry to hear of Rick&&single&&s passing. He was always fun to work with when coaching ball and he was a great friend. I will miss him. Hope you are coping in this difficult time. My thoughts are with you all. Jim

Condolence from Danny and Sharon Murray on December 14th, 2018 8:00 PM

Dear Bonnie and Family;
When I heard of Rick&&single&&s passing, I thought back to old times and all the fun we had. You two were together forever and enjoyed many years of happiness and love. I know your children will be there for you through these sad times. Our Sincere Sympathy to you and your family.

Condolence from Cub Bettles and Joanne Hickey on December 14th, 2018 9:00 PM

Bonnie and family
Our sincere sympathy to you. So very sorry to hear of Rick&&single&&s passing.

Cub and Joanne

Condolence from Donna & Rob Middelkamp on December 14th, 2018 9:00 PM

Our Deepest Sympathy to you Bonnie & Family on the passing of Rick . Not easy lossing someone so close and so well liked in Seaforth . He will be missed . Sending hugs to you all and will keep you all in our thoughts . xoxo

Condolence from Janice Preszcator on December 14th, 2018 10:00 PM

BONNIE; My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. May all your memories help ease the pain. Janice

Condolence from Paul & Beth Anstett on December 14th, 2018 10:00 PM

Dear Bonnie & Family, our condolences to you on the passing of Rick. May he rest easy in the arms of his Lord.

Condolence from Mark & Cheryl Steffler on December 14th, 2018 11:00 PM

May your memories of Rick and the love of your friends and family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Rick always had a smile and a wave. We’ll miss that! Mark and Cheryl

Condolence from Jon Eisler & Family on December 14th, 2018 11:00 PM

To Bonnie & Family:

We are terribly sorry for your loss. Bootsy was a great guy and and will be missed greatly. I’ll always remember him knocking on those drums and having a dance at the legion on Remembrance Day He will be missed.

Jon Eisler & family

Condolence from Deborah DeWolfe on December 15th, 2018 2:00 AM

Dear Bonnie so very sorry to hear of Rick’s passing hold onto your memories RIP Rick hope your making music in heaven

Condolence from Gerry and Cheryl McLaughlin on December 15th, 2018 9:00 AM

Bonnie, Trevor, Tracy and family:
So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. He will be missed by many. Cherish the memories.

Condolence from Ronda and Scott Evans on December 15th, 2018 9:00 AM

Bonnie and Family.
We are so sorry for your loss. I just wanted to let you know that you are in our thought and prayers.

Condolence from Don & Sharron Kunz on December 15th, 2018 9:00 AM

Dear Bonnie & Family. We are so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. We will never forget the good times we had playing music with him. He always made playing a lot more fun! Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Love Don & Sharron Kunz

Condolence from Gordon & Irma Pryce on December 15th, 2018 10:00 AM

Dear Bonnie & family; Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rick was always a friendly and cheerie soul to be around with lots of laughs. Our sincerest sympathy. Gordon & Irma Pryce

Condolence from Doug and Debbie Procter on December 15th, 2018 11:00 AM

Bonnie, our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Let all of the good memories to have with him bring you comfort in the days ahead. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from George Kruse on December 15th, 2018 11:00 AM

Bonnie Trevor Tracy so sorry to hear of Ricks passing. I remember fun times with RIck growing up. French fries with gravy at Wong’s, buzzing around town in Ricks Volkswagen, tipping a pint at the Queens or Commercial, watching Wednesday night Leafs hockey games at Rick and Bonnie’s. We will miss his sense of humour, his infectious laugh, his pleasant smile. Rick was a good buddy, a true friend, a pleasure to know. Remember the good times. George and Kim Kruse.

Condolence from Maureen and Merv Agar on December 15th, 2018 11:00 AM

Bonnie and family,
Thinking of you at this sad time. We hope all your great memories help you in the days ahead. Our sincere sympathy.

Condolence from Bernie Hotham on December 15th, 2018 11:00 AM

To Rick&&single&&s Family. Sorry to hear of Ricks passing. Rick and me were real good friends growing up in Seaforth many years ago.Our family moved away to Windsor when I was 12. My cousin Sharon ( Hotham) always let me know what was going on. Rick and me caused a few problems back in the day. .I remember his Mother and father as well when they lived across the street from the old lumber yard. I will keep him in my prayers and hope his family will get through the stressfull times.My he rest in Peace.
TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE.
BERNIE HOTHAM

Condolence from Kelly & Kevin Butt on December 15th, 2018 12:00 PM

Bonnie & family,
We are sorry to hear about Rick&&single&&s passing.
We are sending thoughts, prayers and hugs to you and your family.
May the cherished memories that you have with Rick help you in the difficult days ahead.

Condolence from Jim and Agnes Scarrow on December 15th, 2018 1:00 PM

Dear Bonnie and family. We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers and hugs go out to you all in this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Joan Bettles on December 15th, 2018 1:00 PM

Dear Bonnie and family:
Please know how sorry i am for your loss..
Bootsy as we all knew him was such a pleasant person.
Will remember him for his DRUMS among other things,
Hope all your memories help you get through this difficult time.
Hugs… Joan

Condolence from Pat Gunn on December 15th, 2018 3:00 PM

Trevor and family I&&single&&m so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Betty Glew on December 15th, 2018 3:00 PM

Dear Bonnie and Family we are so sorry to hear of Ricks passing. We will miss his smiles and waves You are in our thoughts and prayers Betty, Rob and Family May Lynn and Family

Condolence from Linda Willis on December 15th, 2018 4:00 PM

Dear Bonnie and your family. I am so very sorry to hear about Rick passing. I remember him as a kid living across from Gramma. I always thought he was a nice person then and upon meeting later in life he had not changed. He was a warm man.
Thinking of you and your children and grandchildren.
Linda Willis (Marian Clark&&single&&s niece)

Condolence from Rick Kloss on December 15th, 2018 5:00 PM

Sincere condolences to Bonnie and Family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Carolanne Doig on December 15th, 2018 5:00 PM

Bonnie and family – so sorry to hear this news. Rick was always a Seaforth guy who just seemed to be a constant part of our community. Drumming at dances, working at the Legion, seeing him on Main St. and at the arena all are memories shared by many. So sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Joyce & Bruno Braecker on December 15th, 2018 5:00 PM

So sorry to hear of Ricks passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Condolence from Don and Joan Gower on December 15th, 2018 6:00 PM

Bonnie and Family: Our deepest sympathy to you on Rick’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Janet Buchanan on December 15th, 2018 6:00 PM

Bonnie and family. Please except my deepest sympathy on the passing of Rick. I will always remember our times on the ball field and at the arena. I alway admired his honesty and fairness in those games. May all the great memories help you in the days to come.

Janet Buchanan

Condolence from Kathryn McDermott on December 15th, 2018 7:00 PM

Bonnie & Family, Thinking of you at this very sad time and sending sincere condolences. Have very fond memories of Rick when he was much younger and we were neighbours across the street. Ricky as we called him then, was a big part of our life when we were growing up.
Warm wishes & hugs to you at this difficult time. Kathy Boshart McDermott.

Condolence from Ray, Tracy, Jason & Jessica Lamont on December 15th, 2018 8:00 PM

Bonnie and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Condolence from Clare French on December 15th, 2018 9:00 PM

Privileged to have shared so many wonderful musical moments with Rick over the years. He will be missed wherever musicians gather, and our thoughts and prayers are with you, Bonnie, and with your family.

Condolence from Marie Little on December 15th, 2018 10:00 PM

Bonnie: So sorry to hear about Rick. You and your family are in my thought and prayers.

Condolence from Jim and Gene Baynham on December 16th, 2018 7:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy Bonnie….Rick was a great guy and he will be missed in the community. He was very generous with his time and service to the Legion, especially.

Condolence from Kathy Smith on December 16th, 2018 9:00 AM

Bonnie,Trevor,Tracy
We were sorry to hear about the passing of Rick he was a great drummer he enjoyed playing the drums at the Legion or any other functions in the area (Bob O’Briens backyard parties) etc.he will be missed take care of yourself Bonnie …You are all in our thoughts and prayers.Hugs Mark and Kathy.

Condolence from Leona Nigh on December 16th, 2018 9:00 AM

Thinking of you Bonnie & sending my heartfelt sympathy to you & your family, you are in my prayers. Remember the good times.

Condolence from John and Mary Lou Driscoll on December 16th, 2018 11:00 AM

Bonnie and Family, Sorry to hear about the passing of Rick. Sending our condolences at this difficult time.

Condolence from Jack & Nancy Storey on December 16th, 2018 11:00 AM

To Bonnie and family. We were saddened to hear of Rick&&single&&s passing. We&&single&&ll always remember his smile, great sense of humour, his cheerful spirit, and the musical times we shared. On jam night up in heaven if we listen close I&&single&&m sure we&&single&&ll hear the faint sound of Rick&&single&&s drums.

Condolence from Tina Driscoll on December 16th, 2018 12:00 PM

Bonnie,Trevor and Tracy Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Sending my deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Theresa Kolkman on December 16th, 2018 1:00 PM

Bonnie and family….sorry for your loss as it is Heaven&&single&&s gain. Rick was a great man who would do whatever was necessary to make one smile. The ladies he delivered to for K & J Pharmacy will greatly miss him as we do as well. Thank you for allowing us the chance to know you. Take care.

Condolence from Ann Preszcator on December 16th, 2018 2:00 PM

Dear Bonnie and Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Deanna McBride on December 16th, 2018 2:00 PM

Bonnie and family.
Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Our Sympathy.

Wayne and Deanna McBride.

Condolence from Cor and Gerda VandenHoven on December 16th, 2018 3:00 PM

Dear Bonnie ,Trevor and Sheila, May the special memories you hold in your heart bring a smile to your face as well as help you find peace and comfort at this this time of great loss. Love and friendship are treasures to carry with you always.

Condolence from John Munro and Rose Burgess on December 16th, 2018 3:00 PM

Dear Bonnie and family, So sorry to hear of Rick passing away. Sure was a lot of fond memories and good times gone bye. Thanks Rick for leaving such a pleasant foot print in our lives. John & Rose

Condolence from Rick Albecht,Donna Oosterbosch on December 16th, 2018 6:00 PM

Bonnie and family:our hearts go out to you and your family on the lose of such a caring and wonderful man.

Condolence from Susan Ken & Melissa Pushelberg on December 16th, 2018 7:00 PM

Bonnie and family, so sorry to hear of Bootsy&&single&&s passing he held a special place in mom&&single&&s heart and I know was a good friend to both Mom and Dad over the years. I know they will be having a special reunion with a card game and a drink. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Say hi to Mom and Dad Bootsy.

Condolence from Doug and Helen Vock on December 17th, 2018 8:00 AM

Helen and I send our sincere condolences to you, Bonnie, and to Trevor and Tracy and their families.

Condolence from Dennis & Debbie Murray on December 17th, 2018 8:00 AM

Our deepest condolences Bonnie to your and your family. Bootsy always had a smile on his face and time to say hello . He will be missed

Condolence from Brian & Christie Little on December 17th, 2018 10:00 AM

Bonnie & Family – please know you are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

Condolence from Terry Gray on December 17th, 2018 12:00 PM

Condolences to Bonnie, Trevor, Tracy and all the grandchildren.
So sad of Bootsy&&single&&s passing. So many great memories and laughs.

Condolence from Jane Austin on December 17th, 2018 12:00 PM

I was so sorry to hear of Rick&&single&&s passing. Heartfelt sympathy is extended to all of your family.

Condolence from Terry Johnston on December 17th, 2018 2:00 PM

Bonnie, Trevor and Tracy. Sorry to hear about your loss. Somehow I can still hear a raucously loud laugh resonating in my ears. That’s what I remember, his laughter. Cheers. Terry and Jill Johnston

Condolence from Leo and Sharon Medd on December 17th, 2018 2:00 PM

Bonnie, Trevor, Tracy, and family, Our sincere condolences for the loss of your Rick, he was a very special man, always had time for a chit chat and loved life. Our thoughts and prayers to you all. Big Hugs, God Bless

Condolence from Rose Ann Simonsen on December 17th, 2018 2:00 PM

Bonnie and family, I am so sorry to hear about your husband and father. My deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Rose Ann

Condolence from John Holland on December 17th, 2018 5:00 PM

sorry Bonnie and family, John Holland

Condolence from Warren and Judy Beuerman on December 17th, 2018 5:00 PM

Bonnie, Trevor, Tracy and grandchildren. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, dad and grandpa. Treasurer all the memories. Warren and Judy Beuerman

Condolence from Gary Phillips on December 18th, 2018 12:00 PM

My condolences to Bonnie and family. Rick was always fun playing hockey with in the old arena for pick up games we use to have when we were younger some games would last most of the day. Rick was always a pleasure to talk to when home for a visit. He was very community minded and his dedication to the legion supporting the community his services and friendship will be greatly missed in the community.

Condolence from Tammy Martene on December 18th, 2018 7:00 PM

Bonnie and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you at this sad time. Cherish your memories ❤️
Pete and Tammy Martene

Condolence from Joanne Holland on December 18th, 2018 11:00 PM

Bonnie and family. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Cherish all the happy memories you and Rick created over the years. ?

Condolence from Norma Khan on December 19th, 2018 2:00 PM

Bonnie and family. Bonnie, saddened by the passing of your dear husband Rick. My condolences. Norma Khan

Condolence from Kathy Dale on December 19th, 2018 3:00 PM

Deepest sympathy to you Bonnie, Trevor, Tracy and families on the loss of Rick. Seems like yesterday we were all at SDHS together…so grateful you had all these years together to make some great and unforgettable memories. Kathy Dale and Family

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