Joe passed away January 21, 2015 with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Joe was born on June 20, 1941 in Fort Gary, Manitoba. He was the eldest of eight children born to Lucien and Lucille Richard.
Joe met the love of his life, Patricia in Winnipeg where he was a delivery driver for Burks. The couple was married November 6th, 1976. Their life together had them in many different parts of B.C.: Terrace, Campbell River, Chetwynd and finally settling down in 100 Mile House for the last 23 years.
Joe was an extremely hard worker; it brought him the most happiness. He couldn’t give it up, even during his last year. Throughout his life he held different types of jobs from driving for Burks, falling trees, owning his own logging company and doing construction.
When he wasn’t working you could find him at the mall playing KENO, where he liked to go and see “the gang.”
Joe loved being with his grandkids, being a Grandpa was his greatest joy in life. He cherished watching movies with his best friend and son-in-law Mark. Joe had many long time friends, one of those being Brad P. whose friendship over the years he valued deeply.
Joe will be sorely missed by his 6 kids: Joe Richard (Karen) Kristin and Sydney; Suzanne Bird (Nelson) Wayne Myrissah and Terry; Angela Grant (Mark) Ryan and Evan; Christie Mailhot (Brad) Shayla and Kaylee; Chris Richard and youngest daughter Aimee Richard (Clay) Dakota, Skylar, Zoey and Carter.
Siblings: Doreen (Don) Derksen, Jeanne (Gerald) Grenier, Bernice (Roy) Danielson, Henry (Helen) Richard, Brian (Linda) Richard, Donald Richard, and many nieces and nephews.
He is pre-deceased by his loving wife Patricia Richard, his parents Lucien and Lucille Richard, his brother Marcel Richard, and twin sons.
The family would like to send a special thank you out to Dr. Schoeman, RN’s Heidi and Kirstin for going that extra mile for him, helping him live his last year the way he wanted.
A private family service will be held February 21st, 2015 at 100 Mile Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life for Joe at 12:00 at the top part of the curling rink.
100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd.
entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243
Condolences can be sent to the family care of www.100milefuneralservice.com