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Industry Loses Engine Ambassador


Richard Valentine 1951 - 2012

Amidst a long and distinguished career with Cummins Eastern Canada, Rick Valentine passed away over the Christmas holidays, peacefully, with his family by his side on Sunday December 23, 2012 at the Toronto General Hospital at the age of 61. He fought a valiant battle with courage and grace.

Rick will be deeply missed by his beloved wife Paula; son Matthew; daughter Sarah and her husband Mark and the joy of his life, his grandson Ethan. A dedicated family man, Rick was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandad.

A 40 year Cummins veteran, Rick began his career with Cummins Ontario in January 1972 as a Warranty Clerk. He excelled in many different roles, spending the last 30 years as Territory Manager covering Southwestern Ontario, providing first class Customer Support to the OEM dealer network and Cummins powered customers. Rick felt right at home in his role as a Territory Manager and welcomed every opportunity to work directly with his customers, building strong, long lasting business relationships.

Known for his positive attitude, breadth of product knowledge, tremendous loyalty and infectious laugh, Rick will be sorely missed by both Industry and the Cummins family alike.

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An exceptional man in his work and in his life.