Anthony Richards

Anthony Gerald "TONY" Richards

Friday, October 12th, 1934 - Monday, May 25th, 2020
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With tremendous sadness, the wife and children of Tony Richards announce our Husband and Dad passed away at home in Tillsonburg on Monday, May 25th, 2020.
Tony was born in Chessington, Surrey, England on October 12th, 1934. He arrived in Canada with his family on September 14th, 1968 and never looked back. In England, he was a telegraphist in the Royal Navy, followed by a career with Western Union until coming to Canada, where Tony spent 22 years at the Ford Talbotville plant, retiring as a Supervisor.
Left to miss Tony every day is his beloved wife and best friend, Dorothy of Hickory Hills, Tillsonburg; his four much loved children; Mary (Dee) of Strathroy, Eileen (Steve) of London, Susan of Wesley Chapel, Florida and David (Linda) of London. He will also be dearly missed by his grandchildren; Emily, Alison (Charles), Jason (Katie), Lindsey and Terri, and five great grandchildren. Also survived by sister-in-law Barbara Casavecchia of Ottawa and Elenore Richards of Suffolk, England. Predeceased by his parents John and Violet Richards, his brother Gordon and sister Barbara, all of England. He will be also missed by his close friends in Hickory Hills.
Dorothy and her children would like to thank two special people; Dr. Robert Butchey of London, who has supported us and kept in touch regularly during Tony’s illness; and Dr. Anas Al-Kassam of Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe, whose surgical skills gave us 11 precious weeks with Tony. Thanks also to the nurses and PSW’s from Team 6 LHIN who came to our home to help Tony and our family during this difficult time. Our friends in Hickory Hills have been of great comfort, and we thank you all for your emails, cards, phone calls, desserts etc. over the past 3 months.
Cremation has taken place and a private family service will follow. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ostrander’s Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell St., Tillsonburg, ON, N4G 3T6, (519) 842-5221. Donations to honour the life of our beloved Husband and Dad may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity close to your heart.
We’ll meet again
Don’t know where
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day.

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David Spry

Posted at 04:54pm
I haven’t seen Tony in over 45 years but I remember him as a good man who always made you feel welcome in the family’s home. I am saddened at the news of his passing and would like to express my deepest sympathies to Dorothy and the family.

Mary E. Spry Posted at 11:48am

Thank you for the kind words, David. We appreciate your comments, and Dad always enjoyed having you in our home too! Mary and all the family.

Devon and the Rudloff family

Posted at 09:00am
Our hearts are heavy and you are in our prayers. May God bless you and hold you in His mighty arms. We send our love from Florida
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Sue R Posted at 07:11am

Thank you for the kinda words and prayers. We really appreciate the memorial tree. Sue & family

Rose Walton and Family

Posted at 09:35pm
Tony was a wonderful father and grandfather. He created cradles and toy boxes for grandchildren. His sense of humour seemed to shine through the gravest of days. Wishing the Richards family peace and time to reflect on a life well lived. To Dorothy, the Richards children, grand children and great grand children we send you our deepest condolences.

Sue R Posted at 07:13am

Thank you Rose, we really appreciate the lovely thoughts and sentiment.

mike chute

Posted at 05:14pm
I worked with Tony for many years at Ford Motor Company..remembering him as a genuinely nice man.
Mike Chute

Pat labrosse Posted at 03:52pm

We met tony in hickory hills we have great memories of times we met for lunch on our travels in Florida and for myself the humorous posts we shared by email a wonderful sense of humour and a truly nice man our condolences to dot and family

Sue R Posted at 07:13am

Thank you.

Sue R Posted at 07:14am

Thank you Mike for taking the time to leave a comment, we really appreciate the kind words.

Mary E. Spry Posted at 11:51am

Thank you, Mike. Ford was a big part of Dad's life and by extension, our family's.

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