Joseph Richard of Rowley, N.B, beloved husband of Rose Richard, died peacefully
at home on Thursday, January 4, 2007, following a courageous and dignified
battle with cancer.
Alcide was born in Acadieville on April 18, 1941, a son of
the late Adolphe and Evelyn (Frenette) Richard. Alcide and Rose moved to Saint
John, and later Rowley, to raise their growing family. He was a member of the
Marie and Shipbuilders Union Local 3 and was employed for many years at Saint
John Shipbuilding until his retirement in 1997. He remained an active member of
St. Joseph's Parish, Loch Lomond, and the Knights of Columbus up until his death.
His passion for his faith never wavered and he was an inspiration to all who
knew him. Besides Rose, his wife of 41 years, he is survived by five children,
Yvon (Emily) of Quispamsis, Monique Scribner (Joseph) of Fort McMurray, Ab.,
Francinie Bull (Tony) of Harvey Station, N.B., Eric (Lori) of Quispamsis, and
Claude (Rachelle) of Kanata, Ont; four siblings, Adrien (Elva) of Saint John,
Maria L'Abbe (Guy) of Dalhousie, Ferdnand (Claudette) of Buctouche, and Rheal of
Dieppe; ten beautiful grandchildren, Michael, Suzanne, and Kurtis Scribner,
Kathleen and Laura Bull, Jasmine and Traviss Richard, and Evan, Ryan, and Avery
Richard; and several nieces and nephews.
Resting at Fitzpatrick's Funeral Home,
100 Waterloo St., with visiting on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Visiting at St. Joseph's Church, Loch Lomond, on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7
to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church on
Monday morning at eleven o'clock. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the
Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.