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Donald Joseph Richards


Donald Joseph Richards

Donald Joseph Richards – 87, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, September 8, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Charlos Cove, Guysborough County, he was a son of the late Walter and Gertrude "Gertie" (Snyder) Richards.

Donald worked at Stanfield’s for many years and was a gentle, quiet and unassuming man. He loved his family, and his pride and joy was his grandson, Christopher. He enjoyed golf, hunting and fishing, and in earlier years, bowled on a league. He was an avid fan of baseball and hockey and he could be found cheering on his favourite teams, Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Donald is survived by his daughter, Cathy, Bible Hill; grandson, Christopher, Bible Hill; sister, Laura Geddes (and friend, Murray), Truro; brother, Stephen (Madalene) Richard, Bible Hill; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Beatrice Clare (Kelly) Richards; siblings, Clara Dorian, Lockena (Lewis) Rath, Maude Henderson, Billy Richard, Pauline MacKenzie, Patrick (Clarissa) Richards. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the Liturgy of the Word will be said 2 p.m., Friday, September 13, 2019, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Reception will follow. Interment to follow in Bible Hill Cemetery. If so desired, donations to Canadian Cancer Society are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Donald’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: 

Service Date
Friday, September 13, 2019
Service Time
2:00 PM
Service Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro

Burial Date
September 13, 2019
Burial Location
Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill

Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society