They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
MOHR, Richard Walter (Rick) - 42, of Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia passed away, at home, on December 25, 2008, lovingly surrounded by his family. Born in Etobicoke, Ontario, he was the son of Gerhard Mohr, Mississauga, Ontario and the late Elisabeth (Oswald) Mohr. Rick served in the Canadian Navy for 22 years receiving his basic training in Cornwallis and Esquimalt. He served on the HMCS NIPIGON, HMCS GATINEAU, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS FRASER, HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN, HMCS PRESERVER, HMCS PROVIDER, HMCS TORONTO and most recently again on the HMCS ATHABASKAN as Manager of its Communications Department. He served during the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf Conflict, many NATO Tours of Duty, and was an Instructor at the Fleet School. Although Rick served his country with pride and dedication he devoted his spare time to family activities, with particular attention to his children's soccer games and playtime with his dogs Schroeder and the late Maggie. He coached soccer for the Scotia Soccer Club where he also served on the executive. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, hiking and time spent as a Scout leader. He will always be remembered as a loving and devoted father and husband. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Natasha (Zinck), daughter Elisabeth and son Andrew; sister Sandra (Al); grandfather Walter; step-mother Florence; cherished mother-in-law Tootsie; sisters-in-law Cynthia (Andreas Paul); Carla (Glen); Alexis (Phil) and very special sister-in-law Chrissie (Gary); brother-in-law Shane (Rhonda); and very special family friend Gary Carson. He will be sadly missed by his many aunts and uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a very special grandmother Stephanie and grandparents Martin and Theresa. Visitation will be held Monday, December 29th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Stoneridge Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oakridge Memory Gardens. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada or the QE II Foundation Neurosurgery Unit.
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In loving memory of Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Mohr who passed away from a Glioblastoma Multiform Brain Tumor. PO1 Mohr is the first Canadian Persian Gulf War Veteran to have his illness and subsequent passing related to his service in The Gulf War.