At the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford, ON N4L 1B9
RICHARDSON, ALAN DONALD
Born in Collingwood on August 9, 1929, a son of the late Clifford and Cora (nee Lachapelle) Richardson, longtime Meaford resident Alan Richardson passed away in Meaford on Sunday November 12, 2017 at the age of 88.
Owner and operator of Cliff Richardson Boat Works for many years and a tireless volunteer, builder and sponsor of sports in the community, Al was also an avid curler and golfer whose cheerful manner made him a favourite and leader in all he set his hand to accomplish. Many will recall his dedication to the Meaford Fastball Club where he and his teammates were tremendously successful and formed lasting friendships.
Al will be remembered as the devoted husband of Olive (nee Seabrook) whom he married in Walter’s Falls in 1954. He will be recalled with great affection by his son Mark and wife Yvonne, formerly of Aurora and now residing in Meaford, and he will be sorely missed by his grandsons Brett and Stefan.
A brother Douglas Richardson predeceased him and he will be remembered also by Dorothy Pillgrem of Meaford and by his sisters-in-law Iva Rennie of Owen Sound and Blanche Mower of Meaford and by his several nieces and nephews and their families.
A memorial gathering, celebrating Al’s life will be held at the Meaford and St. Vincent Community Centre, Collingwood St., Meaford on Friday November 17 from 12 noon until 3 p.m. where family will welcome the opportunity to share memories of Alan. Memorial reflections will be offered at 1:30 p.m.
Family will attend a private interment of Al’s ashes at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.
If so desired and as your expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made directly or through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca
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Ferguson Funeral Home
48 Boucher Street East
Meaford, ON N4L 1B9