Francis Joseph Richard
The death occurred peacefully at his home on Monday, April 20, 2020, with his loving family by his side, of Francis Joseph Richard of Union Road, St. Louis, aged 81 years. Beloved husband of Lucille Anne (nee Doucette) Richard. Born on June 20, 1938, he was the son of the late John P. and Edith A. (nee Blanchard) Richard.
Loving father to Eileen Richard of Belfast, PE, Betty MacNeill (Maurice Gallant) of St. Nicholas, Frank (Kelly) Richard of St. Catherines, ON, Dennis (Paula) Richard of St. Louis, Dianna (Todd) Getson of Kingston, PE, Peter (Anna) Richard of St. Catherines, ON, Norma (Rudy) Beckers of North Rustico, PE, and Lorna (Keith) McInnis of Tignish. He will be sadly missed by his 29 grandchildren and by his great-great-grandchildren, as well as his nieces, nephews and friends.
He is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Edna (late Andrew) Jones of Tignish, Wilfred (Eileen) Doucette of Tignish, Evelyn (late Ronald) Myers of Pleasant View, Arthur (Ada) Doucette of Pleasant View, Julia (late Melvin) Doucette of Alberton, Deloris (late Lawrence) Doucette of Alberton, and Lorraine Peters of Barrie, ON.
He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Wayne MacNeill, and by brothers, Fidele Richard, Lawrence Richard, Guillaume (late Florence) Richard, Adrian (late Vera) Richard, Aubin (late Alethia) Richard. He was also predeceased by half-sister, Emma (late Fred) Arsenault and by half-brothers, Isadore Peters, Paul (Hilda) Peters, Felix Peters, two Peters children in infancy, and by a brother Freddie (late Joan) Doucette.
Francis drove the school bus in the St. Louis area for over 32 years until his retirement.
Resting at the Rooney Funeral Home and Chapel, Alberton. No visiting hours will be held. A funeral mass will be celebrated at the Immaculate Church, Palmer Road at the date and time to be announced.
As an expression of sympathy, memorials to the Canadian Cancer Soicety would be gratefully appreciated.