Whitney Pier

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Richard ‘Rikki’ Deveaux on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at home.

Born in Sydney on September 7, 1980 Rikki was the son of Terry and the late Debra (Fernandes) Deveaux.

Family was everything to Rikki. He adored spending time with his kids and riding his four-wheeler with his son. He enjoyed playing softball and was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He loved going for a ride on his street bike. Rikki was an amazing father, son and friend and he will be forever loved and missed. He worked for the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board as a communication technician.

Rikki is survived by the love of his life, Melissa; his dear children, Jamie, Ella, Katie and Anthony; sisters, Natalie (Charles), Terrilynn (Kenzie) and Kelsey (Dyllan); nephew, Cohen; nieces, Madilyn and Avery; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and very close friends.

Visitation for the late Richard ‘Rikki’  Deveaux will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, April 13, 2018, at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Alex MacLellan officiating. 
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rikki may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Cape Breton.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                              Online Condolences

Sending our deepest sympathy at this time. Doddy & Bobby Keel (Hollohan) Truro N.S. (Whitney Pier)
From: Doddy Keel 

Melissa and Family: We are so sorry to hear of Rikki's passing. Keeping you in our thoughts and our prayers during this most difficult time.
From: Staff of Regional Chiropractic

Condolences to Melissa and her children
From: Michelle

Sending my prayers from Edmonton, Alberta. So sorry for your loss, may u all find strength to get through this very sad time.Evelyn Macpherson,(Hollohan)
From: Evelyn Macpherson

Heartfelt prayers and condolences to the Family during this most difficult time.
From: Pat Hallahan

Heartbreaking news my heart breaks for you an family his kids God bless you all ,no words can help you thru this Terrable tragedy ,stay strong ,he is with you. In your heart and soul
From: Jenny McCarthy 

My dear friend Terry and family, I am deeply saddened by your precious loss Ricky. I weep with you Terry because I love you and we are brothers from different mother's. May God grace and love surround you and keep you through this difficult time.
From: Rocky Coward

To Terry & Sharon, Natalie, Terri Lynn, Kelsey, Melissa and family: Please accept our sincere condolences on Rikki's passing. Edna and I are with you in heart, thought and prayer. God Bless all of you! Hugs and much love! May Rikki Rest In Peace.
From: Russell Lewis & Edna Lee

Please accept our deepest and heartfelt condolences for the loss of Rikki. We pray to God for your strength,hope, peace and comfort to be able to cope with your great loss, God Bless You All .RIP Rikki.
From: Harold and Carmella MacLellan

My deepest sympathies go out to all of Rikki's family and friends. I taught him in grade 8 and 9 (and worked at SA with him) and always saw him smiling! Rikki had a kind, beautiful personality and was so well liked by everyone! My heart broke when I heard this sad news:( Every once in awhile you have a special bond with students and their families and the Deveaux's are one of those very special families 
From: Danyelle Smith

Sincere sympathy for your loss.To lose someone you love is always difficult let alone someone so young. God bless you and give you all strength at this time.
From: Ross and Heather Digou and family

My heart breaks for all of you my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.Sincere condolences on Rikki's passing
From: Liz Milley

From: Don MacPherson

Our deepest Condolences to Rikki?s Family & Friends. Wishing you all Peace to bring you comfort, Courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
From: Jim & Carleen Candelora

Sincerest condolences on the passing of such a fine young man. I have very fond memories of him at South Bar School. John and Linda Catoul
From: Linda Catoul

Sending our deepest sympathy to all the family at this difficult time .. He was a great guy .. He will be missed.
From: Carol & James Delvecchio & Family

we were saddened to hear of Rikki's passing.may he fly high with the Angels.keeping you in our prayers.Stay strong.
From: Raymond & Debra (DeYoung) Grace

Deepest condolences to you all on this shocking news.prayers from us all
From: Ross

So sorry for your loss .gone too soon
From: Ken and Gail Dunn

Prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
From: Betty Bourgeois

Thinking of your beloved family as you all face the loss of Ricki . May God's angels welcome Ricki and guid e him along his way. For those we have loved and lost, they are no longer where they once were. They now walk beside you, loving you and guiding your paths. Love is eternal. Love lives on in the hearts, minds and memories. May Ricki rest gently in Gos's embrace.
From: Margie Gillis 

Dear Melissa and Family, We are so saddened to hear about this sudden loss. Your family is in our prayers.
From: Monika and Rob Maric from Stoney Creek

Terry and family you have our sincerely condolences. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in this time of sorrow .
From: Valerie , Eric Andrea and family 

Sending our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to all of Rikki's family…..
From: Kevin and Heather Keller

I have no words that will comfort you at this time. Pain such as this is got to be hardest to ever have to endure.. My heart goes out to you all and His children . May he rest in peace
From: Valery 

My deepest condolences for your family's loss. Rikki was a great guy, always had a smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you, may you somehow find peace and comfort.
From: Kim Sheppard

Very sorry for your loss
From: Rob

My sincere condolences to the Deveaux family.
From: Carmella (Marasco)Tibollo

Terry and family, our deepest condolences. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. Many blessings.
From: The Borden Family

Deepest sympathies to Rikki's family.
From: Virginia Ferguson-Read

Melissa and Family: I was saddened to hear of your dear husband's death. I will pray for Peace on Rikki's life in eternity. May our loving God bless you all with Courage, Strength and Peace in this your time of sorrow and loss. Sorry I cannot be with you in person at this time, but I am home not well. Speaking of time, it is the best healer. God bless you.
From: Audrey M. Brocklehurst

Sending love and Prayers to the Family of Mr. DEVEAUX. May the memories you have; help you through this veru sad time. God Bless!
From: Cindy Me