Emile J. Richard
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Emile Joseph Richard on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Drew Nursing Home in Sackville, New Brunswick. Emile's passing was just nine days shy of his 100th birthday. Emile was born in Cap-Pele, NB, he was a son of the late Maximilien Dosithe Joseph and Zoe Marie (Arsenault) Richard.
In his earlier years, Emile worked in Amherst, Nova Scotia at the aircraft plant. Emile was also formerly employed at the Enterprise Foundry and Tantramar Regional High School until his retirement. Emile was a hard worker and avid gardener who enjoyed being outdoors.
He is survived by his two daughters Nora (Bryon) Parrish of Hutchinson, Kansas and Edna (David) Marks of Midgic, four sons, Reginald (Kathy) of Moncton, Michael (Tasha) of Sackville, Gerard (Cheryl) of Sackville and Ronald (Susan) of Regina, SK. 16 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Emile was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Doris (Melanson) in 2008, daughters, Mona and Rita, Brothers Tilmon, Frederick, Charles, Adelard, Rene and Joe and by sisters Alice,, Edna, Hazel and Alvina.
Arrangements are under the care and supervision of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville, NB (506-364-1300). A graveside service will be held from the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Sackville, on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 3 pm. Please bring a mask and respect all social distancing measures.
Donations in memory of Emile may be made to the Drew Nursing Home, Sackville.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Emile's online memorial at www.jonesfuneralhome.ca or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.