Philip Stuart Richardson

Richardson – Philip Stuart, passed away Friday, September 3, 2004, after a brief illness. He is survived by wife Eileen; sons: Bruce, Kenneth, and Michael; daughters: Marcia Allardice, Janet Jackson, and Judi Mainwaring; 14 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Dad was born in England in 1914 and emigrated to Canada at the age of 17. He pursued several successful careers while living in the Comox Valley, Richmond, Deep Cove and White Rock. He provided care and love to his family for his entire life, a life that must be judged as a complete success. The world is a poorer place for his passing but he has left his mark. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, September 13th at Good shepherd Church, 2250 – 150th St., Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice.


SAIL AWAY


To our Dad came a moment when the time was just right

When the conditions were perfect even though it was night

It was time to cut loose and just drift away

The boat was in order, there were no bills to pay

This time he did not answer the companionable hail

From the boats that he passed as he hoisted his sail

He paid no attention to his family who’d say

They don’t want him to go; they’d prefer that he stay

It was time for this traveller to be on his way.


There are friends left behind, many would be missed

There are those he loved dearly and some that he kissed

There are a few he disliked but most he held dear

The latter will be sad and may shed a tear

But he will rest easily in that far distant space

Watching sports and playing bridge in some faraway place.