January 8, 2012, 2:40 pm
Wow, I chose to sit beside Rich in the front row of the spectators gallery during our daughters' last Forest City volleyball tournament in Chatham, and was not disappointed! As we cheered the team on, I learned more about a man clearly passionate about life and living. Too young, too soon. You are in our thoughts, Alex. -- Iona and Kerissa
January 8, 2012, 3:18 pm
Wendy, this is beautifully written & exemplifies Rich. I personally am happier to have known him. my heartfelt sympathies to you & his family. Elle
Bob and Dianne Evans
January 8, 2012, 7:41 pm
Wendy - Our prayers to you and your girls. May your memories of Rich hold you close as you walk through this time.
Hugs Bob & Dianne
January 8, 2012, 7:56 pm
Wendy, Alex, Payton - Our thoughts & prayers are with you all of you. We are very glad to have know Rich and shared laughs and cheers with him during all the games and school events. We will not forget his spirit, it lives on. Love from the Micallef Family.
January 8, 2012, 10:27 pm
To The Culley Family
I have not known Rich for a long time, however I did have the opportunity to spend some time with him on a recent golf trip to Naples Florida. Since then, I have also enjoyed his company a number of times back in London. Rich was a great guy, who enjoyed social time with family and friends. I will always remember him for is canny sense of humour and I feel fortunate to be able to call him a friend.
On behalf of the Petteplace family, I wish to pass on our depest sympathies at this very challenging time.
January 9, 2012, 7:35 am
Wendy, Alex & Payton: Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear about the loss of your husband and father. Rich was such a fantastic man and it was a blessing to have known him. I met Rich through work but was blessed to think of Rich also as a friend I will always treasure the memories of our night out in Toronto to see the Maple Leafs Game and our adventure afterward with Wendy. Cheers to a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.
January 9, 2012, 9:20 am
Dear Wendy, Alex and Payton,
We were truly saddened to hear of your loss. This is a lovely and thoughtful tribute worthy of the impact Rich obviously made on so many lives. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Deb, Darryl, Kaleb and Ryann.
Andrea and Kevin Barendregt
January 9, 2012, 9:21 am
Wendy, Alex and Payton, we want to send our condolences to you all. Rich was one of the greatest guys we have ever known. He will be missed more than words can say. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Andrea & Kevin Barendregt
January 9, 2012, 9:50 am
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Rich's sudden passing. His humour & zest for life was infectious, and seemed to inspire anyone that came in contact with him. My hearth felt sympathy goes out to his family.
Ericka Ayala Ronson
January 9, 2012, 11:38 am
I was so sorry to hear of Rich's passing. You, Alex and Payton are in my prayers.
Erin-Kate, Steve and Vaughan Ross
January 9, 2012, 12:01 pm
Dear Wendy,Payton and Alex,
We were so sad to hear the news of Rich's passing. Vaughan has such fond memories of swimming with Payton at your house and it was great to see Rich and hear about his golf game. You are all in our thoughts.
January 9, 2012, 12:17 pm
I am deeply saddened and shocked with Rich's passing.Though i haven't seen him in many years since i moved out west I think of Rich as a good ,kind man.Quick with a joke but wise and thoughtful.I loved playing against him at baseball.I am glad he was in my life even for 2 short a time.Wish i could be there Godbless .
Patti and Gord Thorne
January 9, 2012, 12:20 pm
Dear Wendy, Alex and Payton, we were so very sorry to hear of Rich's passing and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He was a wonderful, long time friend and we will miss him greatly. Whenever we were together, our lives were made so very special just for knowing him.
January 9, 2012, 1:01 pm
You will be missed.
January 9, 2012, 1:31 pm
Wendy, My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rich was a wonderful human being who loved life and lived it to the fullest. Although he has left us far too soon...his memory will live on forever.
January 9, 2012, 2:15 pm
I really like Rich. He was a great guy who made me laugh every single time we met. Your bio of him is a perfect description of the man I knew. We are so sorry for your loss. We raised our glasses to his memory last weekend! You are in our prayers. -Alex
January 9, 2012, 3:57 pm
I met Culley 15 years ago when we started at Labatt and he was indeed the consummate host, the vast majority of my great times in life were because of knowing and spending time with Rich. As far as being the real mayor of London, no truer words can be said, you certainly had to get your time in with him be for going out, because once you hit the town he was busy kissing babies and shaking hands. Everyone knew Culley. A band once announced in mid song that Rich Culley was in the house. His energy and spirit lit up not just the room but the town. Rich I will miss you terribly.
January 9, 2012, 4:29 pm
My very deepest sympathy. I did not know Rich personally but heard many great stories from his mother Jean. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time
January 9, 2012, 4:31 pm
Wendy and family, we are so sad to hear about your loss. What a beautiful obituary that truly speaks to how fully Rich lived his life. He will be terribly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and with your girls during this very difficult time.
B.J., Dan & kids
Mark and Laurie Baines
January 9, 2012, 6:17 pm
Truly a sudden and tragic loss. Rich will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
John & Carole Baas
January 9, 2012, 6:56 pm
Wendy, Alex, and Payton, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Six years ago Rich came to work at Rogers, and from that day on our department was never the same again. He brought us many laughs, through his famous great humour, which carried on to our clients. Although he left us far too soon, we will hold dearly, the many fond memorries he bestowed on us.
Ted and Dolores Thurston
January 9, 2012, 7:14 pm
Dear Wendy, Payton, Alex, Joan and Evan and Andrea:
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
Ted and Dolores
January 9, 2012, 8:25 pm
Wendy, my heart goes out to you, the girls and your families. Though I only knew Rich for a short amount of time he seemed like a really special person who touched many. I know that Tommy will miss his friendship dearly. My thoughts are with you.
January 9, 2012, 8:30 pm
Wendy & girls. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Pauline & Roy Phillips
Mike & Melissa Ankers
January 9, 2012, 8:34 pm
Dear Wendy, Alex and Payton - We were so saddened to hear the news about Rich. He was a truly incredible man. We've read his obituary several times and marvel at the impact one man can have on so many lives. Our thoughts are with you and hope you take comfort in the fact that Rich made a positive impact on so many lives. Melissa, Mike, Claire and Addison.
January 9, 2012, 9:28 pm
Wendy, Alex & Payton - Rich was one of those people that is larger than life. It didn't matter where you went or what you were doing - if Rich was with you, you could be guaranteed that he knew at least one other person in the room. When Rich joined the CMA team at Rogers, he was a natural fit and it seemed like he had always been part of the team in no time at all. I feel I am very lucky to have gotten to know Rich over the years and to call him a friend. Rich will truly be missed by all who knew him. My heart goes out to you all and you are in my prayers.
Cory & Paul Halliday
January 9, 2012, 9:33 pm
We are so sad to learn about Rich.'s passing.He was a wonderful happy person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time
The Viper Soccer Team
January 9, 2012, 9:37 pm
On behalf of the entire team we would like to share our sense of loss that words do not adequately express. It is no exaggeration that without him, the team would not exist. His friendship, insightful comments, wise counsel, balanced views and encouragements from the side lines got us through the highs and lows.While we won't see him on the pitch any longer his contribution to the team and presence in our hearts will not fade.
Petra and Tim Bourdeau
January 9, 2012, 10:29 pm
We just want to express our deepest condolences to yourself, Alex and Payton. Although we haven't seen Rich for a couple of years, we will never forget the times when the both of you were very gracious and hospitable to us. I can recall on more than a few occasions when were invited to various London events that Rich happened to have extra tickets for. He truly was a remarkable person who always thought of others before himself. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely, Petra, Tim and Avery Bourdeau
January 10, 2012, 7:10 am
Very sorry to hear about Rich. My thoughts are with you.
Teresa Brezina & Gus Fournaris
January 10, 2012, 7:37 am
Dear Wendy: Words cannot express the sadness we feel at your loss. All our love and prayers. Teresa & Gus
January 10, 2012, 8:39 am
Wendy--you and your girls are in our thoughts and prayers. Rich made a huge contribution to this community and we appreciate his amazing spirit! Take care .... Laurel
Reg & Carole Babbey
January 10, 2012, 9:13 am
If Carole and I were not in Florida we would be there by your side at this time. And if your Aunt Marva knows what is happening to you, and I think she knows, then she will be thinking about her "pet", Wendy.
Uncle Reg & Aunt Carole
Curt and Dina Barnes
January 10, 2012, 9:18 am
Wendy, Alex and Payton...Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Curt, Dina, Emma, Kate and Lauren Barnes
Sara and Doug Cameron
January 10, 2012, 9:44 am
We were so sorry to hear about Rich. He was a lovely man, and it was truly a gift to have known him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Payton and Alex.
Hugs, Sara and Doug
January 11, 2012, 12:15 pm
To the Culley family, my deepest condolences for your loss.
I have known Rich for over 20 years and I am proud to be able to call Rich a friend. As a colleague at Labatt, a business partner, or as just a friend, we had many laughs together.
Rich always stood by his values and his family was always the highest priority. A true man of his word.
I will miss him dearly as will the community at large.
Tom & Sue Morgan
January 11, 2012, 12:45 pm
Dear Wendy, Alex & Payton, We had the pleasure of meeting Rich through my cousin, Bob and brother, Tex and for that we will always be grateful. Although we never had the pleasure of meeting his girls, Rich spoke so lovingly of you when we did run into him. You could go for a year without seeing Rich and he would make you feel like it was just yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and his extended family. He will be dearly missed.
JOHN D HARKINS
January 11, 2012, 12:48 pm
I always had fun ,great memories and the odd story everytime I had the pleasure of being in Rich's company . He was one of the truely GOOD ONES . He always asked about mutual friends and made a point of having me say hello to them on his behalf .
January 11, 2012, 3:39 pm
Dear Wendy, I am so deeply sorry to hear of Rich's passing. Whenever someone spoke his name, a smile immediately followed. May comfort and peace find it's way to you, Payton and Alex. “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” - Kathleen xoxo
January 11, 2012, 3:42 pm
Wendy, I hope you feel the love and support of your family and friends in the coming weeks. My prayers are with you and your family.
January 11, 2012, 4:20 pm
To Rich's family,
Rich and I were both part of the Rogers family. I can't say that I was able to get to know him but from the times that I did see him at York Mills, it was clear to see that he was a great person. He was always warm and friendly and those who did know him, had nothing but great things to say. My prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
Major Accounts, York Mills Office
January 11, 2012, 6:20 pm
Wendy, I was so saddened to hear of Rich's passing. Such a loss to us all, I'm sure there are no words to express the loss you feel. I can't be there tonight, but please know that I am thinking of you and Alex and Payton.
Don & Elvy Urbshott
January 11, 2012, 8:11 pm
Those we love don''t go away,
They walk beside us everyday,
Unseen, unheard, but alwys near,
Still loved., still missed and very dear.
Love You, Wendy & Payton
Nicki & George Kranidis
January 12, 2012, 12:04 pm
Myself and George wanted to send our deepest condolescences with you and your family through this difficult time. I was shocked to hear this news on Monday.
We met you both back at the home show just before your house got built, and I remember how we got talking about Rich going to work for Rogers and then George and him talked forever about how he had worked there. I think we may have lost a few customers we talked so long!
I havent seen you in a while but you both were probally our most talked about customers over the years. George was talking to Rich not too long ago about your pool and how we could come over and see it to get some ideas for our backyard.
Life is too short. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that Rich will live on in spirit.
Nicki and George Kranidis
Chris and Christine Chant
January 13, 2012, 10:22 am
Dear Wendy, Alex, & Payton: Words cannot express how sorry we were to hear about the loss of your husband and father. May the love of those around you help you all through the days ahead.
Chris, Christine, Harrison, Georgia, Lachlan & William Chant
January 16, 2012, 10:29 am
I met Rich last year through a team building event at work and was fortunate enough to be assigned to his team. So although I only knew for a short period of time and worked only a few days with him, I had the sense that he was this very fun-loving, gregarious, live life to the fullest type of guys. It was a pleasure to have met Rich and to have shared a few cold ones with him. Rich, you will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to Rich's family.
Lillian and Peter Hallam
January 16, 2012, 1:29 pm
Wendy, Peter and I were shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Rich. He had so much charm and was a joy to be around. We will always cherish the memories of the wonderful times we spent with you and Rich in Mexico and in Hawaii. I hope that your memories of times you spent together help see you through this very sad time. Our prayers are with you and the girls.
January 17, 2012, 6:14 pm
Jean, I am so sorry to find that your son has passed on.
Please accept my condolences and love, if you need a shoulder to cry on, please know that mine is there for you.
January 25, 2012, 12:23 am
To the Culley Family,
I knew Rich as a childhood friend in Nanaimo BC. Although we lost touch for a good many years, Rich made an effort to get in contact with me by email about 5 years ago. I was impressed that he took the time to do so and we would talk by email about once a year. In reading the tributes from Rich's Ontario friends it all makes sense - Rich was a loyal friend and one of a kind guy. I have fond memories of our antics in the neighbourhood as kids. Please accept our condolences from all his friends out west. Thoughts and prayers are with you.