View Full Version : RIP Rick Ardern

21st April 2015, 05:32 PM
It is with deep sadness that I have to report Rick lost his battle with cancer peacefully in his sleep this afternoon. My thoughts are with Aretha, Lewis, Shannon & Ned + the rest of his family & friends. He will be greatly missed. Rip my mate!

21st April 2015, 05:39 PM
Thinking of you all at this sad time

Cop Out & Dead Shot
21st April 2015, 05:39 PM
Good Night and God Bless Rick. You will be sorely missed. Love to Aretha & family.


21st April 2015, 05:50 PM
Oh dear that was very soon :( I'm very sorry to hear that. My condolences to Aretha and Rick's family.

21st April 2015, 06:01 PM
RIP Mate....

blue dragon
21st April 2015, 06:04 PM
RIP fella one of the good guys thoughts with Ricks loved ones

21st April 2015, 06:09 PM
Very sad to hear this, I am lost for words! Aretha we are sharing your sadness.

Dave Ramshead
21st April 2015, 06:12 PM
RIP Rick, so sad. :(
Thoughts with family and friends.....
Dave & Samie

Chris Coombes
21st April 2015, 06:16 PM
This is such sad news,my thoughts are with you Aretha,and all the family.
A lovely man that will be sadly missed.


21st April 2015, 06:17 PM
Very sad news. Condolences to Aretha and family:(

21st April 2015, 06:33 PM
We'll miss you Rick :(

Condolences to Aretha & all his family

21st April 2015, 06:37 PM
RIP, Thoughts are with you all.

21st April 2015, 06:39 PM
What a lovely bloke Rick was, that toothless smile and always a friendly chat.
Sadly missed.
Condolences to Aretha and Family.


21st April 2015, 06:42 PM
R.I.P. Rick.


21st April 2015, 06:43 PM
Sad sad news, RIP Rick. Aretha I am so sorry for your loss.

21st April 2015, 06:44 PM
One of the good ones

Condolences to Aretha & family

Pete & Jane

21st April 2015, 06:47 PM
Sorry to hear this news, a top bloke and a sad loss.


21st April 2015, 06:48 PM
One of life's nice guys, Rick will be well remembered if not just for his friendly, helpful and supportive chat. He was a talented shooter and Aretha should be proud.

My thoughts go out to you Aretha and your family at what must be the hardest thing anyone could go through

RIP Rick

21st April 2015, 06:49 PM
RIP Rick a true gent,condolences to his family


21st April 2015, 07:04 PM
A Very very sad day,
Condolences to all his family and friends.

RIP Rick

21st April 2015, 07:07 PM
I had the pleasure of shooting with Ricky at the Air Arms memorial shoot last year. Brilliant day with Aretha scoring,Mike Seagrave on his first HFT comp, wine gums galore. Lovely memory.

21st April 2015, 08:11 PM
Rick you was one of life's genuinely nice guys. You will be missed my friend. It is a priveledge to of known you.

21st April 2015, 08:25 PM
I had the great pleasure of meeting and shooting with Ricky at the "Air Arms memorial shoot" last year, and what a true Gent. Even thought it was just one day, Ricky left an ever lasting impression.

A truly sad day!

My Condolences to Aretha and to the rest of his family.


as David has said above, a lovely memory that will never fade! and i can still hear Aretha telling Ricky ....."put your hat on" .

21st April 2015, 08:38 PM
Sad to hear this. RIP Rick

21st April 2015, 08:40 PM
Top man taken away from us to soon. Will say a pray for u rick & family rest in peace mate. Brian & sue.

21st April 2015, 08:41 PM
Rest in peace mate

21st April 2015, 08:47 PM
Very sad , and my sincere condolences to his family.

21st April 2015, 09:26 PM
RIP Rick

My Condolences to Aretha and Family

21st April 2015, 10:10 PM
Such sad news . Thoughts are with the family .

RIP Rick


mr dink
21st April 2015, 10:13 PM
Sad news he was a top bloke and too young to go RIP Rick,

21st April 2015, 10:38 PM
A very sad day. R.I.P. Rick

21st April 2015, 11:40 PM
Rest in peace mate you will never be forgotten.

21st April 2015, 11:51 PM
Sad sad day mate will miss you loads make sure those mounts are as low as poss when we meet next. Oh no you went up I am going down post them to me mate just make sure they are heat resistant.

On the beach.

Till I meet again one of the nicest blokes on the planet..


21st April 2015, 11:55 PM
Sad news, a genuinely nice bloke, condolences to his family.

22nd April 2015, 06:13 AM
A great guy, who will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing Rick. My thoughts are with you and yours Aretha, at this very sad time.


22nd April 2015, 06:39 AM
Damn!!:(....i knew it was close for Rick but still a shock.

My condolences to the family and a sad day for the passing of one of the good guys:o

Steve C.
22nd April 2015, 06:53 AM
Damn it, one of life's nice guys with a great smile and time for everyone. Sincere condolences to Aretha and families at this time.

We'll all miss you,

Steve C.

Big Si
22nd April 2015, 08:20 AM
Always a laugh and a smile, RIP Rick.


22nd April 2015, 08:21 AM
I've shot a round of HFT with Rick and thoroughly enjoyed his company. Always came and said hello at shoots and cracked a few funnies.

What a really nice guy.

Prayers and thoughts for Aretha and family.


22nd April 2015, 08:40 AM
RIP Rick

Condolences to Aretha and Family

Stuart and Dylan

22nd April 2015, 09:11 AM
Such sad news, Ricky was always a gent and so helpful, you will be missed; condolences to Aretha and your family.

Ian & Dave

22nd April 2015, 11:49 AM
Very sad to hear this news , my condolences to Aretha and family

bionic biker
22nd April 2015, 01:41 PM
Very sad news indeed. Our Condolences to Aretha and Family.

Bill and Diane

Ash Bailey
22nd April 2015, 02:58 PM
RIP Rick, God bless old chap.

Met you a couple of times, and thought you were a genuine gentlemen in this world of ours.

Sincerest condolences to Aretha and all those left with your memories.

22nd April 2015, 03:17 PM
One of natures gentlemen, you will be missed by all Rick. Condolences to Aretha and family.


peter b
22nd April 2015, 03:20 PM
First met Rick & Aretha at Quarnford, a great guy and really good company,not too bad a shot either,sold him one of my Steyr`s which I think Aretha uses-----Rick ole mate you will be sadly missed sincere sorrow for one of the good guys.--Sincere condolences to Aretha & family

22nd April 2015, 05:15 PM
Message from Aretha........Thats lovely, tell them thanks for all their kind words and I am very proud of Rick and he fought till the end xxx

dave benyon
22nd April 2015, 10:32 PM
Very sad news, one of the good guys, RIP Rick.

23rd April 2015, 10:38 AM
Such a loss, there wasn't a bad bone in his body. Aretha, my thoughts are with you at this sad time.

23rd April 2015, 12:15 PM
For anyone who wishes to attend, Ricks funeral will be on the 7th May at Chelmorton Church..10.30am....


RIP Mate!

24th April 2015, 09:31 PM
Can't believe that Rick has passed away, so so sad, he really was one of the nicest and most helpful guys you could wish to meet. Condolences to Aretha and his family. Perhaps we will meet up and shoot a round in the clouds one day! R.I.P. mate.

Rob Mob

29th April 2015, 11:25 PM
Went to see Aretha tonight & she was (nearly) lost for words when I handed over the collection money from Quarry. She sends her love & says thank you very, very much for your generosity! She also loved the badges Steve Watson had made. She also said Rick is going to be buried in his combat trousers & Brazil t shirt that he was wearing when he won the English open championships. :D