Cressman, Richard (CHEZY)

Born: Apr 22, 1958
Died: Mar 09, 2018


Passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, March 9, 2018 at St. Marys General Hospital, Kitchener.  Rick resided in New Hamburg and was born 59 years ago, a son of the late David B and Alice (Shantz) Cressman.
Loving father of Kayla and Daniel Martin and Courtney and Robert Hough. Dearly missed by Kayla and Courtneys’ mom Sally Cressman.  Cherished brother to Judy Smallwood, Janet Jamison & Bill, Laurie McKay and Doug, Murray Cressman & Sherry, Sharon Boutell & Colin.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  Rick was predeceased by a brother, Douglas in infancy and brother-in-law Adrian Smallwood.
Chezy was an avid sports fan.  You could often find him at the local pub, The Scran and Dram cheering on his favourite sports teams.  He spent many years actively playing hockey and baseball and loved all sports.
Family and friends will be received at Wilmot Centre Missionary Church, 2463 Bleams Road, Petersburg on Sunday, March 11, from 6-8 p.m. and again on Monday, March 12 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, March 13, at 11:00 a.m. at Wilmot Centre Missionary Church where Pastor Wayne Domm will officiate.  Interment in Wilmot Centre Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.
 Online condolences and donation information available at

Visitation Information


Mar 11, 2018


6 - 8 p.m.


Wilmot Centre Missionary Church
2463 Bleams Road
RR#2 Petersburg, Ontario
N0B 2H0
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2nd Visitation Information


Mar 12, 2018


2 - 4 & 6 - 8 p.m.


Wilmot Centre Missionary Church
2463 Bleams Road
RR#2 Petersburg, Ontario
N0B 2H0
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Service Information


Mar 13, 2018


11:00 a.m.


Wilmot Centre Missionary Church
2463 Bleams Road
RR#2 Petersburg, Ontario
N0B 2H0
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Interment Information


Wilmot Centre Cemetery
RR#2 Petersburg, Ontario

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Although charitable funds are sent directly to the charity, please remember to contact us directly to give a card from you to the family in memory of their loved one.

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario (Waterloo Region)
2-1373 Victoria Street North
Kitchener, Ontario
N2B 3R6

Canadian Cancer Society – Kitchener
4-108 Ahrens Street West
Kitchener, ON
N2H 4C3
(519) 886-8888


Condolence from Ron and Gwen Cook, Calgary, Alberta sent on March 13, 2018

It is with deep sympathy that we hear of this sad news. To Rick’s family and daughters and Sally, we want to express our sadness in your loss. We shared many fond memories with Chezy and they will always remain with us.We hope with time your hearts will heal. With sympathy and love, Ron and Gwen Cook

Condolence from Dungi & Barry Taves sent on March 13, 2018

To Courtney & Kayla, our sincere condolences in the loss of your Dad, he was a ‘special person’ and I’m sure you feel awful lucky to have had him in your lives as your Dad.

To the Cressman Family, our thoughts are with ‘all of you’ and many of our thoughts of are the times we shared with Rick , Dungi’s memories of growing up with Chez in ‘the hood’ , memories filled with a lot of laughs over the sports & our ‘after game activities when we played together , ‘maybe’ a beer (or more) along the way but mostly, knowing we were lucky enough to have him as such a good friend who you could always count on.
We will miss him!

Condolence from LARRY & PAT WAGLER sent on March 13, 2018

I had the privilege of working with Rick many years ago and now at his last employment. Rick was great to work with , always willing to go the extra mile, always with a smile. He will be missed by many. Our condolence to the Cressman family.

Condolence from Doug and Bonnie Anderson ( Bonnie Witzel) sent on March 13, 2018

I was sorry to hear of Richard’s passing this morning. His family brings back many memories of growing up in Wilmot Centre; the church, the school, and many gatherings with his parents .Sending deepest condolences to the Cressman Family.

Condolence from Scott and Jutta Pearson sent on March 12, 2018

So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing.Our thoughts are with the Cressman Family

Condolence from Dave and Patti Gingerich sent on March 12, 2018

We are so very sorry to hear of Rick’s (Chezy) passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cressman Family.

Condolence from Greg Wilhelm sent on March 12, 2018

So sorry to hear of Ricks passing. Great memories of high school football and Saturday mornings at the Kitchener Market. My sincere condolences.

Condolence from Shirley Frenette sent on March 11, 2018

So sorry for your loss Sharon, I didn’t know your brother butif he was anything like you he must have been a great man. Condolences to al your family. God Bless you all

Condolence from Tim Kress sent on March 11, 2018

Condolences to The whole Cressman Family. Yes l had great memories of the great meat shop and wonderful summer sauage our parents always got growing up l can remember Richard in public school with me.He was a great friend and he grew up in a great family also.My wife Aleda also worked with him at Market on sat mornings.

Condolence from Brad & Claire Otterbein sent on March 11, 2018

To Sally, the girls and the Cressman Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. . Hardest wrist shot in New Hamburg. That is why I only played goalie in peewee. Rest in Peace!

Condolence from Steve Fried sent on March 11, 2018

To the Cressman family, sincere condolences on Rick’s passing. Friends from birth, a lot of memories growing up on the farm, church events, Sunday afternoon road hockey, and the love and joy of families and friendship. May God’s grace provide you with love and support at this time, my prayers are with you.

Condolence from Mauro Sgarbossa sent on March 11, 2018

I am very sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Dennis, Lisa, Brett and Anna Clifford sent on March 11, 2018

Kayla and Daniel, and all the Cressman family… We are very sorry for you loss. Our sympathies are will you at this time.

Condolence from Gerry and Kathy Eichler sent on March 11, 2018

Our condolences to Rick’s family and his many friends.

Condolence from The June & Bruce Kress Family sent on March 11, 2018

To the Alice and Dave Cressman family, we send our sympathy in the sudden passing of Richard. You are in our thoughts at this time and our prayer is that you find comfort in warm and happy family memories. On stormy winter Sundays many years ago, when our family could not make it to our church in the city, we attended yours and we remember your young family taking up one whole pew at the Wimot Missionary Church. We have fond memories of being raised in Wilmot Centre that included being classmates when we attended S S #10 School. When we drive by your old homestead on Bleams Road at the Wilmot Creek we cannot help but think of happy days of youth when the Cressman family lived there. Precious memories, how they linger. Sincerely, the June & Bruce Kress family.

Condolence from C Flores sent on March 11, 2018

Dear Cressman family
I am sincerely sorry about the loss of your dear loved one Richard. I know words could not describe the grief you are personally experiencing but please allow the precious memories & support of friends & family help carry you during these difficult time. Also Another source of comfort is found in God’s written word the Bible where the Creator of life tells us what the hope can be for such ones like your dear Chezy in the near future is to have life again. God guarantees that: “”From the power of the Grave I will redeem them; From death I will recover them.”-Hosea 13:4 Please accept my deepest sympathies & a warm invitation for you to find more comfort at
Sincerely C. Flores

Condolence from Ken and Beth Baer sent on March 11, 2018

To all the Cressman family our sympathies.