Ricky Carreiro was born in Toronto, Ontario on February 9th 1981. He passed on January 25th 2024 after a long tough battle with Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of Brain Cancer. Ricky was surrounded by friends and family in the evening, and passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home, with his sister Ashley by his side. He held his partners hand as he took his last breath and was guided peacefully by his loving grandmother “Ma” into heaven.
He is survived by his two beloved son’s Preston and Cruz, his Partner Michele, His Mother Patricia, his Father Fernando, his siblings Amanda, Candace and Ashley, his nephew Isaiah and many more family members and friends who loved him dearly.
Ricky’s greatest accomplishment and source of pride were his two children Preston and Cruz. He loved being a dad.
Ricky had a love for hockey, and his extended hockey family. He passed on his passion for hockey to his oldest son Preston and his nephew Isaiah. He couldn’t be more proud watching them on the ice. Ricky was a Zamboni driver at Ted Reeves Arena for 20 years. He also played on the Green Machine hockey team in the ASHL for 15 years. His love for hockey and the hockey community will forever remain. Ricky also had a passion for music and freestyling starting in his mother Patricia’s basement on the karaoke machine, and could often be seen freestyling in his moms backyard with his best friend Mike, brother in law Brandon, little sister Ashley and many other friends and family members passing through. His family and friends will cherish those memories forever.
Ricky fought extremely hard during his battle with GBM. The last six months stole so much from him. But it never stole his witty and funny nature. He is remembered for his humour and selflessness. He was always the one making everyone laugh, and would give the shirt off his back. He was often told “he was the glue that held the family together.” He was his three sister’s “hero”. We all love you, and we will miss you forever and a day Ricky.