Joseph Richard

October 18, 1935 – January 31, 2016

Joseph Richard passed away peacefully on January 31st at his new home in Comox, BC. He was born in Summerside, PEI. Joe joined the RCAF at a young age where he met Verna Mae Cundict and they raised four kids, travelling all across Canada. In 1985 Verna passed away much too soon and Joe was adrift for a while until he married Joycelyn Geneau; a new love and eight more kids. This gave him a new zest for life. The hustle and bustle of home life carried on into his retirement where they devoted themselves to their Church, charities and those less fortunate.

Joe was pre-deceased by his parents Alderic and Melvina (Gallant) Richard, his brothers, Lloyd, Irving, Peter, sister Gertie, and his first wife Verna. He is survived by his brothers Russell and Lorne, sisters Brenda and Doris, wife Joycelyn, and children Joe, Jeff, Greg, Lynne, Debbie, Michael, Lynn, Peter, Joseph, Daniel, Judy, Theresa and numerous grandchildren.

A prayer service will be held 7:00 PM, Monday, February 8th at Christ the King Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, February 9th at 11:00 AM at Christ the King Catholic Church. Donations to your favourite charity, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation and L’Arche would be appreciated.

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“Good morning, good morning. We danced the whole night through”

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