Lloyd Ernest Richards
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Lloyd Richards on July 28th 2021. He was born July 25 1942 in Kirkland Lake to Lloyd and Bessie Richards who eventually settled in South Porcupine where they raised their family and set up their family business “Lloyd Richards Shoes”. He was the eldest of four children.
He leaves behind his wife Nancy, his companion animals, Echo, Bear-Bear and Shadow, his children Bradley (Carmen), Randy (Jocelyne Sirois), Cathy, and Troy (Kelly), dear brother to Dr. Sherrill Richards (Howard Holtzman), Maureen Moore (Doug Moore) and Lyle Richards (predeceased). He is also survived by the mothers of his children, Betty Janveau and Shirley Martel for whom he held great respect. Beloved grandfather to Lianne Richards Tyson (Ed Tyson) and Alexandria Richards, Kelsi Bernier (Sebastien), Dylan Richards Whidden and Erin Richards Whidden, Samantha Richards (Michael Watson), Matthew Richards and Nicholas Richards (predeceased). Great grandfather to Grace and Lincoln Tyson, Hudson and Henri Bernier and Olivia Watson. Will also be missed by Nancy’s sons, Terrill and Chad Dent.
We have lost a great man! Lloyd often chose the road less travelled, in doing so he paved the way for others to follow. Having briefly worked at the Pamour Mine before getting into the cement block business he finally went on to building his namesake company L. Richards Moving, a valued member of United Van Lines which he has successfully operated for the last 54 years.
Always a hard worker, Lloyd was well known for being active in his community. His drive to develop and foster relationships continued throughout his life as an active member of “The Porcupine Trucking Association, Ontario Movers Association, Timmins Rotary, Timmins Chamber of Commerce, Ontario Northland, Night Hawk Flying Club, Canadian Owners and Pilots Association and the Young Eagles Flight Program” just to name a few.
Throughout his life, Lloyd came to know many people, however he was always a great lover of animals. He devoted much of his time to support organizations in their quest to rescue animals and provide them with the lives they deserved. Over the course of his life, Lloyd provided loving homes to many cats and dogs, and believed firmly that animals brought life into a home.
His greatest passion was found in the sky, where he started a lifelong journey. In 1979 he pursued his private pilot’s license, earning his wings in 1981. Part of these adventures were annual trips to Oshkosh where he became active in the EAA and eventually the Young Eagles program. It is there that he would raise the bar for pilots all across North America and introduce the magic of flying to over 2,600 kids of all ages, a feat that no other Canadian pilot has surpassed.
Those interested in sharing stories or photos may do so via firstname.lastname@example.org. We will endeavor to share these at his memorial.
We would like to take this time to thank the entire staff at Timmins and District Hospital for all of their compassionate care in his final days. Special thanks to Dr. G (Dr.Gopolarishnan) and the staff at 4 North at The North Eastern Cancer Center in Sudbury. Lloyd fought a very courageous battle.
If so desired, sympathies may be expressed by contributing to Timmins and District Humane Society, Young Eagles “Lloyd Richards Chapter” or the Northern Cancer Foundation.
The family will receive friends at Stinson Funeral from 2:00p.m to 4:00p.m. and from 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. on Thursday August 5th. A Memorial Service will be held at the Bible Fellowship Assembly on Friday August 6th at 11:00a.m. with interment to follow at Whitney Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Stinson Funeral Home, 100 Bruce Ave., South Porcupine (705)235-2900
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