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60 Roe Ave
P.O. Box 539
Gander, NL A1V 2E1
Phone: 709-256-8585 or 1-888-256-8585
Fax: 709-256-7606
Charles (Roy) Richards

Charles (Roy) Richards

Saturday, July 26th, 1924 - Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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Passed away peacefully at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre, Botwood, Saturday 18 May 2019, Charles Dawson Roy Richards, 94 of Gander. Predeceased by mother Sara Grace (nee Soper), father Roland, wife Alice (nee Hanlon), daughter Sharon, sons Roy and Gary. Left to mourn with loving memories, daughter Brenda, son Tony (Joanne) of Gander, granddaughter and Pops girl, Cordelia of Wabush, step granddaughters Hayley and Jill and step grandson Gregory, special family friend, Hazel Osmond, all of Gander. Resting at Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander on Wednesday, May 22nd from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Flowers gratefully accepted or in lieu of flowers, donations in Roy's memory may be made to the Gander and Area SPCA, 36 McCurdy Dr. Gander, NL. A1V 1A2 Dad was a World War II veteran, Royal Artillery, RA # 1158269. Following discharge he embarked on a career in the aviation industry working as an aircraft mechanic for Allied Aviation and Eastern Provincial Airways. In 1968 Dad accepted a position teaching Aircraft Maintenance Engineering at Gander District Vocational School, a position he held until his retirement in 1988. Along the way Dad attained his Federal Aviation Administration Engineering License and was past president of Nfld. Government Employees Association in 1973. An avid fisherman and camping enthusiast, he spent many days fishing on the Gander River. A special thank you to the doctors and staff at the Twomey Centre, Exploits Valley Veterans Pavilion Wing, for the exceptional care they provided while Dad was a resident. As well, a very special thank you to Dr.Eric Button for your care as Dads physician and friend over the years. A life well lived, a rest well earned.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander
    60 Roe Ave
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander
    60 Roe Ave



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Gloria Coady

Posted at 02:00pm
Tony & family, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. It's surely a difficult time/week no doubt. May the days ahead get easier for you all. Take care.

Gary Noseworthy

Posted at 09:38pm
Please except my deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Richards . I have Lasting fond and colorful memories from the classroom, ones you don't forget. It was a real privilege having Mr. Richards as an instructor and he'll never be forgotten.

Gary Noseworthy / Class of 82-84

Brenda Lee Ellsworth

Posted at 08:01pm
Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family through this difficult & sad time. Thinking of you all , God Bless
Kevin & Brenda

Larry Drover

Posted at 07:44am
To Brenda, Tony and family: Sincere condolences on the passing of your father. He certainly was a wealth of knowledge to us, as his students in the Aircraft Maintenance Program, we had so much to learn and he had so much to offer. So many fond memories of him in the school. Lots of laughs and lots of stories too! Oh where has the time gone!
Larry Drover and Family
Class of 78-80

Dean Gale

Posted at 06:48pm
To Tony and family, our condolences, difficult days for sure. I am one of many AME’s coached by your dad, he kept it interesting and real. In 1978, we were pretty green to say the least, but I always felt he was proud of us as we are of him. Dean Gale and family, GrandFalls-Windsor.

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