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December 1, 1937 - March 21, 2017
Peacefully on Tuesday March 21, 2017 at the Hull Hospital at the age of 79 years. Richard is survived by his loving and loyal wife Helen of 58 years. He leaves behind his son Danny (John) Mercier, daughter Donna (Barry) Smerdon and his cherished granddaughters Kate and Hannah Smerdon. Predeceased by his son Ricky, brothers Raymond (Myrna), Roland (Monique) and his sister Rita (Gerald) Thibodeau. He will be greatly missed by his neighbors and extended family members, most notably sister Lorraine (Gerald) Normand and nephew Normand (Sharon) Thibodeau. Richard loved his garden and always looked forward to summer where he and Helen could sit outside and admire it. He also enjoyed watching ‘his’ Montreal Canadiens and driving his bright red sports car. Friends and family may pay respects at the
Kelly Funeral Home-Orleans
2370 St-Joseph Blvd. K1C 1G1
Wednesday March 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service in the chapel at 11a.m. A reception will follow the service. In memoriam donations to the Kidney Foundation, Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Ottawa Humane Society are appreciated. www.kellyfh.ca