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Dale Harry Rickards

September 14, 1963 - May 22, 2020

Dale had friends and family all over the world, and he meant many things to many people. As his family, we would love to hear your stories of what he meant to you, how he impacted your life, or a favorite memory you have of him. You will need to log in using Facebook, Google, or create an account to share...  see more

Dale Rickards, 56   On May 22, 2020, Dale Rickards faithfully completed his battle with pancreatic cancer, and was called to be with the Lord. He died at home surrounded by family, and with his pastor and friend present.   Dale was born on September 14, 1963 in Algiers, Algeria, the youngest of four children born to Donald and Margaret Rickards, missionaries of Christ. On March 30, 1985, he married Valerie French, whom he met when...  see more
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  • Carole Hageman
    Dale was an amazing person. He seemed to live his life to glorify God. First in his life was God, followed by his commitment and love for his family. He was my older cousin, by 5 days, and that gave us a unique closeness. We shared many memories that...  more
  • Geneva Krag
    One of my favorite memories of Dale is how much he cherished Val.
  • David Miller
    We first met Dale when he came to Australia in early 2011, just prior to becoming GRN USA Director. He graciously tolerated our small guest room, in our small 3 bedroom house in Werrington in western Sydney. And our dog, Sally. And on discovering we had...  more
  • John Brown
    I'm Linda, one of Dale's sisters. I have such fond memories of watching over him when he was born, and playing with him as he grew older. Last week I found this article that he wrote when he was 20-1/2 yrs. old, working at a Christian campground in...  more
  • Christine Platt
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    • Christine Platt
      Christine Platt GRN International Leadership Team out for some fun in the midst of meetings in Thailand 2018. Deepest sympathies to you Valerie and all your family from GRN Australia and the ILT.
      • June 8, 2020
  • Jim Johnston
    What a good and godly man. Valerie, you moved here to Phoenix just 1 year ago, and the Lord called him home so suddenly. Thank you for the beautiful video, a window into a life well lived.

    We are praying for you and your family, and our hearts are...  more
  • Ron Elwardt
    Viewing your slide show brought tears to my eyes. I will really miss him! Dale was such a gifted, so humble, so ready to serve others especially by pointing them to the love of Christ. He served Jesus well to the end and am sure received a...  more
  • Robert Breshears
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      Robert Breshears My wife, Karen, and I went to MWBC with Dale. I posted a photo of Dale and Bill Palmer plating guitar and banjo in chapel at MWBC. Dale was such a blessing and was faithful in sending us Happy Birthday emails every year. We have wonderful memories of day...  more
  • Esther Tonn
    The photo was taken in Michigan, June of 2018.

    We will miss Dale very much, but I can only imagine the loss for you, his family! May God comfort you at this time.

    Once Dale took care of Bill, so I could have a break and take a camping trip with...  more