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Rick Barkhouse


Rick Barkhouse
Rick Barkhouse

It is with great sadness that the family of Rick Barkhouse, age 45, announce his passing at home on Saturday, January 1, 2022, following a courageous battle against cancer. Born in Halifax on February 17, 1976, he was the son of Richard and Sharon (Munroe) Barkhouse. Rick spent his childhood in Windsor, NS before attending Acadia University. After completing a degree in Computer Science, he moved to Ottawa to marry the love of his life. Of Rick's many accomplishments, his proudest was the birth of Charlie. Rick will forever be remembered as a keyboardist, a software engineer, a gamer, a Lego and Star Wars aficionado, but mostly as a gentle spirit with his love and dedication to his family. He is survived by wife Angie (MacIvor); child, Charlie; parents, Richard and Sharon; sister, Heather (Dave); nephews, Thomas and Jacob; aunt, Pam; extended family and many friends. Music was such a big part of Rick’s life - he will be missed by his musician family in both Nova Scotia and Ottawa. He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Cecil and Jessie Munroe; paternal grandmother, Mildred Hall-Barkhouse; paternal grandfather, Maurice Barkhouse; uncle Maurice; and father-in-law, Glen MacIvor. Memorial services will be held at a later date in both Nova Scotia and Ottawa once COVID-19 pandemic travel and gathering restrictions allow. The family would like to thank the nurses with Home and Community Care Support Champlain for the kindness, caring and compassion shown to Rick and his family during this time.

Donations in memory may be made to the Rick Barkhouse Memorial Scholarship (in support of music programs) - e-transfer [email protected] 

In accordance with the Nova Scotia Proof of Full Vaccination Policy, proof of full vaccination will be required to attend visitations, services and receptions held in or by the White Family Funeral Home. Online condolences and inquiries may be directed to

May the force be with you, Rick.
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Requested Charity
Rick Barkhouse Memorial Scholarship (in support of music programs) - e-transfer [email protected]