Cyril "Cy" John Rich

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RICH;  Cyril John ~ Died peacefully at his home in Cavan on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 with his family around him in his 84th year.  Cyril Rich was the beloved husband of Ann Rich (nee Nicholson).  Devoted father of Kathy Chatten (Jeff), Gwen Rich (Don Verge), and Andrew Rich (Jackie MacDonald).  Proud grandfather of Lindsay Chatten (Derrick Abbott), Taylor Verge (Louis Morris), Jessica Chatten, Brittany Rich (Chris Formosa), Alex Rich, Adam Rich and great grandfather of Abigail Abell and Jace Abbott.  Predeceased by his parents Len and Lena Rich of Whitby, ON.  Cy was for many years in the 1950’s and 60’s both a Cub Master and Scout Master of the 1st Whitby Boy Scouts of Canada.  He will also be fondly remembered by his many friends from the Airstream Club, Bell Canada, Kawartha Woodturners, Hope Agricultural Heritage Club, Millbrook Community Choir, Peterborough Miata Club and his best friend – his dog Buddy.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life will be held at Baxter Creek Golf Club, 1702 Cedar Valley Rd., Fraserville, on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:30 pm. In memory of Cy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Fallis & Shields Funeral Home, Millbrook. Online donations and condolences may be made at


Cy was the kindest most generous man I have ever known. Always a gentleman.

Todd Hatfield

We will miss our talks over the fence, your gentle kind heart, your soft spot for our Allison as you watched her grow up. Your love of dogs and the biscuits we would sneak the dogs over the years to give them some of our love. A wonderful man we have had the pleasure to know and will miss.

Paul,Sue& Allison Carroll

We send our sympathy to Ann and all your family. Losing someone you love deeply is one of life's greatest tragedies. We offer our thoughts and prayers for strength and comfort.

Mair and Denny Greaves

We were so very sorry to hear about Cy- our whole family remembers Cy and want you to know that we are all thinking of you Ann and all your children at this difficult time. Our love and prayers are with you all!!


To Ann and family. Sorry to hear about Cy passing. Jeannie and I met Cy and Ann last spring at an Airstream event in Stayner Ont. What a cool couple, we had a lot of fun with you guy's. I helped Cy with his BBQ in Norwood in the fall. What a gentlemen and kind man he was. Take care, he will be missed. Kim and Jeannie Ellison.

Kim Ellison

Sadden to hear of Cy's passing. Ann our thoughts and prayers to you and family. I have many great memories of the time spent with Cy during the years we spent at the Kawartha Woodturners Guild.

Art Deboo

Ann and family: So sorry to hear of Cy’s passing, our sincere condolences, Bev and Fred Miles

Bev (Cameron) Miles

We met Cy and Ann on a tour of Switzerland back in 2001 (time flies, doesn't it?) and immediately knew we would become friends. Cy was such a lovely person and we have really enjoyed our get-togethers since then. We will miss him. Love, Merilyn and John

John and Merilyn Woods

Our whole family is deeply saddened to know Cy won't be part of our lives anymore. Our children all grew up together sharing weddings and other celebrations. Our deepest sympathies to Ann, Cathy, Gwen, Andrew and all the family members. Nonie, Jack, Lloyd, Lisa, Paul, John and all the rest of our family.

Nonie & Jack Hutchinson

It's only a few months ago that Bill and I saw Cy and Ann at the church in Whitby and had a short conversation with both of them. Hard to believe that Cy is gone. He looked his usual handsome self. We can remember Cy from over the years as we all grew up together. We would see him, too, at the annual reunion lunch for Henry Street High School people. As everyone has said, he was a beautiful kind, thoughtful and caring person. Our thoughts are with you all as you work through these next days, weeks, and months.

Marion Irwin

We are so sorry to hear about Cy's passing. He will be missed.

Lloyd, Mary and Alexander Hutchinson

Our sincerest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to Ann, Kathy, Gwen, Andrew & Family. The Bell/BTS/Expertech/Transervice Members of UNIFOR Local 28

Bruce MacKimmie

"Uncle" Cy was one of the kindest people I've had the pleasure of knowing.

John Hutchinson

We were extremly sorry to hear of Cy's passing. Though our interactions were small, he made sure to make us feel welcome and part of his family each time. Our hearts and thoughts are are with the Rich Family at this difficult time.

Penny & Jeff MacDonald

I knew Cyril for a short time only from Airstream Club rallies and even helped me with mysteries of my trailer which I barely knew how to use, but he was always a warm,wise and wonderful person, who seemed generous with both his time and spirit. He will be missed.

Christopher Fortin