My friend Rick Mott has passed away. I have decided to pay tribute to Rick by constructing this page. It’s not finished yet but will get more attention in the future with additional pictures and a story or two about Rick and the good times I had camping and fishing with him.
Below is the text from the memorial card I received at his Memorial Service.
Richard Delbert Mott 1954 – 2003
Richard Delbert Mott of Calgary, passed away at his residence on Tuesday March 18, 2003, at the age of 48 years.
Richard is survived by his daughter Joanne and grandson Nathan. Richard is also survived by his brothers, Gary, Steve, and John and their families. Richard was predeceased by his parents Penny and Del, his brother Douglas, and granddaughter Nikhayla.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Foundation For The Study of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (S.I.D.S.), Box 5881, Station “A”, Calgary, Alberta T2H 1Y4.
Rick and I have been camping and backpacking on many occasions to places like the Tay River, The Livingstone River, Daisy Creek, Fallen Timber Creek, Mountain Air Lodge, and Isabella Lake.
Here are some photos of the Tay River.
Here are some of Rick’s friends.
This part of my Memorial to Richard is a copy of Rick’s website.
It’s unaltered except for the graphics have been recompressed to save space on my web server. Very little degradation will be apparent in the quality of the graphics.
I’m glad I copied it from the Uleth web server years ago.
It was published for a short time on the University of Lethbridge web server in 1996 or thereabouts. Rick received a B.Ed and a B.Sc at that University but sadly never utilized the full extent of his education. I hope we all get to utilize the full extent of what we know, to realize our purpose, as a further tribute to Rick or anyone who never gets to achieve fully their life goals.
Although Rick never fulfilled his ambitions, in my estimation he was ultimately a success. He was well educated and sacrificed much to be so, but more importantly he was a father and took the best care he could for his daughter Joanne and wonderful grandson Nathan.
Soon I’ll publish the story of how Rick saved me from my broke down car at the side of the highway when I was on the way to the Crowsnest Pass on August 4th 2001. I ran into him and Joanne and Nathan in the Nanton Alberta IGA on my way back to Calgary by way of thumb.
Rick, Joanne, Nathan and I went back to the Livingstone River and camped together for two nights.
By the way, that trip saw me summit Turtle Mountain and Crowsnest Mountain, so you can thank Rick if you’ve enjoyed viewing those pages.
There may be a movie of Rick that I took of him fishing at Storm Lake in Kananaskis in 1995 but I have to talk to Joanne about that first. To view that movie will be a triumph for me. The revisiting of a special moment in my life.
Below are some pictures of Rick’s daughter Joanne as well as a poem written by Joanne about her father.
Life passes by to quickly for some
And we are left with regrets
Of things left unsaid
And things left undone
But instead of dwelling
With those regrets
Lets instead live with the memory
Of the good things that were said
And the good times that were had
And go into tomorrow
Knowing we did what we
In living memory of Richard Moll, MclNNIS & HOLLOWAY has provided a tree to be dedicated at Fish Creek Provincial Park Sunday, September 14, 2003.