Event Staff Announcement re: Richard Dell

On behalf of Jim Day (Director, Event Operations & Security)

As some of you may have already heard Richard Dell passed away yesterday.  Rick was approaching his 25th anniversary working with Canucks Sports & Entertainment as he was hired in August of 1995 when we opened General Motors Place.  Rick also worked for the BC Sheriff Services for many years.  

I am sure many of you have been met by a smile and friendly hello from Rick over the years and you will miss his presence at Rogers Arena.  Rick was a mentor to many people and he will be deeply missed.

On a personal note I have worked with Rick for 25 years at General Motors Place/Rogers Arena and I appreciated the dedication and professionalism he brought to work everyday.  He was always a calming voice in what sometimes can be a difficult job.  But what I will miss most is his friendship.  

Rick will be missed dearly and he has left a legacy with us that will not be forgotten.  In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “It is not length of life, but depth of life”.  

I will miss you my friend.


  1. Joanne O'Connor May 21, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    He was so wonderful to work with. Such a calming presence even when he was faced with security challenges. I pray he wasn’t in any pain before he passed! 🙏


  2. I will miss you greatly Rick. A good friend to me and someone I always looked forward to talking to. Getting to know you the past 5 years was a blessing. I’ll miss you so much my friend. May you Rest In Peace Rick. If anyone has word on a celebration of life or if able to get ahold of his sister to pass on my condolences please do this for me. Hugs to all, a very sad day and I’m mourning your loss greatly today.


  3. Barbara Spaans May 21, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    So sorry for his co-workers and family and friends


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