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Thanks to Jamie Dupuis for allowing us to share his gift of music

On the morning of January 30th, our beloved “Mr. Wonderful” has left the building surrounded by his loving family. Son of Geraldine and Bill Panas (predeceased), survived by his wife Monica and children Sarah and Jaime Panas. Grandchildren, Benjamin and Paige Amari (Keenan Digiglio), great-granddaughter Keeanna, siblings Cathy Martin (Bryan), Debbie McCoy, Dawn Young (Mark), Wendy Fram (Brian). Cousin to Rosanne Warenda (David), Paul (Heather) and Peter Panas. Uncle to Kari and Sandy, Billy, Melanie, Priscilla and Sam. Jesse, Jordan and Briana. Jordan and Kyle, Shawna and Greg. Rick will also be missed by his extended family, many friends and his musical brothers & sisters and countless fans from his many years as a renowned and admired drummer in the Sudbury music community. We invite you to join us at The Durham Social, on Durham Street, Downtown on Friday, February 24th to celebrate his birthday and his life. Let’s join together and make music in his memory. Come raise a glass and we’ll send him off to that great gig in the sky. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Rick Panas Blues For Food Fund, a cause near and dear to his heart (www.gofundme.com/the-rick-panas-blues-for-food-fund). Arrangements in care of Simple Wishes of the North. (705) 470-7070

Condolence Messages

  1. Pete Wolf, Kitchener,Ontario

    03 February 2017 2 years ago

    It is with great sadness that i learned of Rick’s passing.I will always remember his good nature and jovial manner as we were growing up.He was a huge fixture in the Sudbury music scene with his talent and encouragement for his fellow musicians.I have very fond memories sitting in Fred’s Deli just talking about whatever crossed our minds at the time. I know there will be a special place for him in that big GIG upstairs. My sincerest condolences to the family . Rest in Peace Rick. Pete Wolf, Kitchener

  2. J. Sawicz

    09 February 2017 2 years ago

    I remember Rick as a Drummer in the 60s He was a big boy then in a big talent with a passion for music and drumming in particular. I don’t know how his drum kits lasted. My sincere condolences to his family and legions of friends. That heavenly host now have a drummer.

  3. Lorraine Gagnon

    13 February 2017 2 years ago

    I am just reading of Rick’s passing today. He was a dear friend who I will always remember fondly, his immense sense of humor is something I will remember with great fondness. Rick was an amazing drummer and vocalist who was a joy to watch perform, just another beautiful legacy he left behind. You will be greatly missed my friend….. Lorraine

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