Richard John “Rick” Aubert

March 07, 1952 - December 06, 2023

Richard John “Rick” Aubert

March 07, 1952 - December 06, 2023


It is with deep sadness we are announcing the passing of our beloved Richard (Rick) John Aubert, (1952-2023), on December 6th. He went peacefully with family in attendance, holding his hands. Rick was preceded in death by his parents Bea and John Aubert, brother Steve Aubert, and Steve’s wife Cindy. Rick is survived by his brother Jamey (Kodi) Aubert, and sisters Gena (Gus) Gustafson, and Sally (Alan) Beard, along with many well-loved nieces and nephews.

Rick was a Sehome Mariner and excelled in sports.  He went to State competitions in both track and swimming. He attended W.S.U and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity where he made lifelong friends. Rick received his B.A. from Brooks Photography Institute in Santa Barbara, California. After graduation he did work as a professional photographer. During his life he also worked as a commercial fisherman, as a sales representative at  Lummi Fish Co., and Lake Padden Golf Course.

Rick traveled to many countries. He once lived with the primitive Yanomamo native tribe in Venezuela for 6 months on a National Geographic Expedition with renown anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon.

During his life, Rick enjoyed recreational baseball, golfing with friends, and many fishing trips to Canada with family.

He was a very kind, compassionate, and loving man. Rick always looked out for the underdog.  His fun sense of humor was a delight to others, including his nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Rick will be missed by many.

We would like to thank Rick’s steadfast friends who added so much to his life, and the wonderful support they gave to him in his recent months of declining health.

Rick’s final quote was ” I’ll be looking forward to seeing family and friends in heaven for a good game of scratch golf! ”

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rick’s honor may be sent to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in Chicago Ill, or Whatcom Hospice Organization.

A celebration of life will be held in spring. Date to be determined.

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6 responses to Richard John “Rick” Aubert

  1. Rick Harvie says:

    I’m saddened to hear of Ricks passing. I hadn’t seen him in years and didn’t know he was ill. He was just a super nice with a great personality and that Albert laugh. I’ll miss Rick. My condolences to his family and friends.

  2. Ranny Mann says:

    Rick was one of a kind, broke the mold, stand-up guy! A once steed on the gridiron, Olympiad-like in the pool, whether freestyle or his majestic butterfly stroke & believe he shot an uncontested hole-in-one! Rick’s eye for detail behind the shutter lens was truly impeccable! His hands resembled a precisioned doctor’s and once jokingly said, ” mine were mangled ” presumably from many years of comm’l fishing.
    Ride onward Rick and one day we’ll shoot another perfect round, no gimmies!

  3. Rick was my best buddy and best man. Grew up with him and shared many fun filled great times. He was one of a kind, wonderful friend. I’ll miss him dearly. We laughed together so hard over the years. I’ve never laughed so much with anybody. Hope to share those laughs with him again.

  4. Steve Miller says:

    My thoughts and prayers to the entire Aubert family! Rick was a great friend of mine for over 50 plus years and will be missed by everyone who crossed paths with him. Rick was one of the greatest friends anyone could have with the very special way he treated everyone he met and his fantastic sense of humor. I’m so very lucky that I got to spent lots of time with him over the years in so many different adventures. R.I.P. Aub, love ya!

  5. Grew up with Rick since he was my brother’s best friend. Many fun trips back and forth to Pullman. About the nicest guy you could meet and that special smile. Will miss you Rick.

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