It is with heartfelt sadness that the family of James Anderson Ritchie announce his passing which occurred on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at his home in Wickham, NB. Born in Saint John, NB, on September 2, 1949, he was a son of the late William and Elizabeth Marjorie (Anderson) Ritchie.
Andy is survived by his children: Jordan Anderson Ritchie (Christine) of Fredericton, NB, and Laura Jane Ritchie of Halifax, NS; grandchildren, Oscar and Archibald; brothers: William Ritchie of Gatineau, PQ, and Gordon Ritchie (Nancy) of Nine Mile Creek, PE; as well as nephews Ian and Alex Ritchie (Erin). Andy will also be fondly remembered by his Graham Ave. buddies, the boys from the pool club, and very good friends: Larry Belyea, Brian Britten, Eric Hicks, Gary Hughes, Larry and Bud Merritt, Bobby Thompson, Bruce Washburn, and Jamie Wilson. In addition to his parents, Andy is predeceased by his special aunt Mildred “Jean” Anderson.
Andy believed in the law and was pleased to have fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a trial lawyer. After years as a criminal defense attorney in Saint John, he ‘washed up’ on the banks of the Saint John River and lived out his days there in its beauty. An avid stamp and coin collector, and history buff, Andy loved building rock walls and tending to his plants and property at Wickham. His greatest delight was seeing his beach enjoyed by family and friends. They will miss him dearly.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB. A private Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
Donations in honour of Andy may be made to the New Brunswick Law Foundation Scholarship Fund, the Canadian Cancer Society, or charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through ReidsFH.com