Obituary for Robert "Robbie" George Stanley Richmond
Passed away peacefully at the Tiger Hills Health Center on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at the age of 91 years, Robert George Stanley "Robbie" Richmond, beloved husband of Edith Richmond, of Cypress River MB.
Robbie is survived by his wife of 66 years, Edith (nee Breckman), daughters Sue & Janice, sisters-in law Doreen Richmond, Kathleen Phillips, Shirley Johnson, brothers-in-law John (Dorothy) Breckman, Bruce Breckman, dear friends Bud, Leanne, Karen & Walter as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He is predeceased by his daughter Robyn, parents Gordon & Elizabeth (nee Holmes), siblings Louise (Harold) Simpson, Jean (Walter) Drummond, Marie (Norman) Sholdice, Grace (Roy) Aimes, Murray (Marg), Rowena (Bjorn) Hallgrimson, mother & father-in-law Gudmundur Johann " Joe" & Gertrude (nee Foster) Breckman, sister-in-law Beverley Breckman, and brother-in-law Ron Philipps.
Dad worked hard over the years farming and supporting his community in various ways: as a school trustee for many years, in the 4-H calf club, on the Cypress River history book and on many other committees.
He loved sports, playing hockey, curling, baseball and golf. He played a mean game of pool, enjoyed reading and was known to watch the odd game show. Dad also tried his luck on the slots and playing blackjack now and then. Spending time at the cottage at Twin Lakes Beach with Mom and Aunt Kathleen was a highlight of his summers.
We would like to extend our thank you's to all the staff at the Treherne and Notre Dame Hospitals for the care and support as well as a thank you to Dr. Vorster for your years of dedication to Dad.
Respecting Robbie's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held in the Glencoe Cemetery, Cypress River MB. For those who wish donations may be made in Robbie's memory to the Cypress River and Area Foundation Box 86, Cypress River, MB R0K 0P0 or to the Tiger Hills Health Centre, Box 130, Treherne MB R0G 2V0.