Rick Kimberley, age 61, of 5831 26th Lane, Brampton, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012, in Columbus Township, MI.
Rick passed away while riding his motorcycle, one of the last things he planned on doing again in his lifetime before going to heaven. His last motorcycle ride was and will forever be shared with his brother Kirk.
Rick was born on April 6, 1951 in Detroit, MI. the son of Donald & Corinne (Jones) Kimberley . Rick was a carpenter before his disability in 1985. In 1992 Rick and his family relocated from Royal Oak to Brampton.
Rick was known for his personality, spontaneity, love of hunting (his excellent aim earned him the lifetime nickname “one-shot”) and fishing, the stories he shared with everyone, and the huge amount of love he had for his children and grandchildren. Rick will also be remembered by the little red haired boy always by his side, Cameron Kimberley, his grandson & best buddy.
Rick was a member of Grace Church, which over the last couple years, along with their Monday night group, had strengthened Ricks faith. Rick enjoyed and shared what he learned every chance he had.
Rick could always be found at least once a day at the 4 J’s in Gladstone, drinking coffee with his many friends like Don and others.
My dad is and will be VERY sadly missed!
Daughter: Kari Kimberley of Gladstone
Son: Kevin Kimberley of Las Vegas
Mother: Corinne (Jones) Kimberley
Brothers: Rodney & Kirk Kimberley
Grandchildren: Destiney, Gabe, & Cameron Kimberley of Gladstone
Zachary & Matthew Kimberley of Las Vegas, NV
Many special nieces, nephews, sister in Laws, cousins, several extended family members & friends including best friend Sam Chunn.
Private memorial services will be held by the family.
Kari & her children are inviting all family & friends to gather at the Gladstone Fishing Peir (grandsons’ favorite fishing place) for prayer & celebration (as Rick would want it) at 2 PM, Sunday May 20, 2012. Afterwards friends & family are welcome to join them to have coffee at the 4J’s in memory of their dad/ grandpa.
The Skradski Family Funeral Homes are assisting the Kimberley family.