Rene Joseph Richard

February 21, 1935January 16, 2021

The family is saddened to announce the peaceful passing of Rene Joseph Richard. Rene, best known as Dick, was the son of the late Sara and Euclide Richard. He is survived by his daughter Sylvie (Pierre Morin), his stepdaughters Leigh (Alan MacDonald), Roxanne Delage, and Rhonda Carriere, siblings Mona (Claude Tourigny), Juliette Richard, Louise (Fernand Mondoux), Carole (Gary Katz) , Suzanne (Roger Lalonde), Bernard (Beverly), Robert “Gus”(Brenda), grandchildren Jennifer Morin, Natasha Morin, Josée Richard, step grandson Cole MacDonald (Alysia), and great grandchildren Charly, Maddy, and Malcolm. He was predeceased by his wife Colena, his daughter Lise, son Claude, the mother of his children, Hélène, and his siblings Rita Hannon, Noëlla Binette, Maurice Richard, Anita Rossignol, and Thérêse Lebrun. Dick was a long time employee at the Domtar Paper Mill and in his youth was well known for his broomball skills. Funeral arrangements entrusted to LAHAIE AND SULLIVAN CORNWALL FUNERAL HOMES WEST BRANCH 20, Seventh St. West (613-933-2841) Due to the current Ontario stay at home orders, cremation has taken place and a memorial mass and internment will take place at a later date. For those who wish to make a donation in Dickie’s memory kindly consider giving to the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall and District, or the Ontario SPCA- Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry. Messages of condolence may be left at Special thanks for the wonderful care and compassion provided by the staff at Marlborough Place II Senior’s Residence and the staff of the Janet MacDonell Pavilion of the Cornwall Community Hospital.


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Dolorée et famille Brisson

January 27, 2021

A vous tous qui aimiez Dick comme nous,

C'est avec beaucoup de tristesse que je viens d'apprendre le décès de Dick. Il a été pour moi et pour toute ma famille un ami sincère. Dick était un homme géréreux, travaillant, doux, discret, aimant et très aimé de tous. Il aurait donné sa chemise à qui en avait besoin plus que lui tellement son coeur était grand. Il ne parlait jamais en mal de personne et n'a jamais utilisé de paroles blessantes pendant toutes nos années d'amitié. Il adorait ses enfants et la famille était importante pour lui. Il gardera toujours une place spéciale dans nos coeurs.

Dolorée Brisson et sa famille

Tom & Huguette Cox

January 25, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to all his family and friends. He was a very nice guy and everytime we saw him was always nice to talk to him and how he was doing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Rest in peace Rene.

Suzanne Lalonde

January 24, 2021

Dick we miss you already. You were such a great and loving and kind BROTHER to us all. You were our GARDIAN ANGEL.We love you. Gus (Robert) Willie (Bernard) Ti Coq (Suzanne) Coon (Carol) Lou (Louise) Poust (Juliette) Moon (Mona)xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Don Campeau

January 23, 2021

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the entire family during this difficult time.
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
In our thoughts and prayers

Don & Denise

Louise and Bernard Lafrance

January 22, 2021

Dickie was the nicest man. He took care of our dogs - he loved animals. He was as strong as an ox and loved to help with outdoor projects and yard work. He loved hockey, especially the Canadiens de Montreal and Bernard had the chance to see a few games with him.
We remember he played broomball with a group of young people when he was in his sixties and even schooled them.
He loved to go on the pontoon for a ride.

We were very lucky to have known him. Repose en paix Dickie.

Bernard et Louise