It is with great sadness that the family of Freeman Ralph Richards announces his passing, which occurred on April 4, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Saint John. Born in Little Brehat, NL, on July 22, 1942, he was a son of the late Harvey Sr. and Ursula (Cull) Richards.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Patricia of Hampton; his daughter, Laurel (Rod) Richards of Toronto, ON; his granddaughter, Elsy; his brother, Harvey (Marjorie) Richards of St. Anthony, NL; his sisters: Joyce (Howard) Bowers of Baie Verte, NL, Madge Kachur of Wintersville, OH, and Vivian (Ed) Parsons of St. Anthony, NL; his sister-in-law, Emma Aitken of Grand-Falls, NL; and his Hampton family: The Phillips’, the Rector’s, Helga Lobb, as well as many close friends. Ralph is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, Ralph was predeceased by his sisters: Celeste Andrews and Mildred Hamlyn, and his brother, Allan Richards.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home, 1063 Main St. Hampton, NB (506-832-5541). A celebration of Ralph’s life will take place at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (486 Kennebecasis River Rd, Hampton, NB) on Monday, April 10 at 2:00pm. Interment will follow at a later date, at the St. Paul’s Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Ralph may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation or the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through reidsfh.com.