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Sunday February 24, 2019

RICHARDSON, John Kenneth (1956 - 2019) - passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the age of 62, with his loving family at his bedside.  Darling husband and best friend of Ellen Coffey.  Adored father of Jennifer, Kenneth, Stuart and Ian (Jillian).   Protective and doting Grandpa to Myles.  Beloved son of Victor Richardson and predeceased by Mother Jean Richardson (1998).  Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Bob (Allie), Cathy, Judy (Randy), Diane (Daniel), and Rose.  Pre-deceased by brothers-in-law Paul (2014) and Tom (2016).  Loved and missed by many nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.  John embraced the outdoors and was an avid woodsman and hunter.  A natural teacher he shared his knowledge and passion with others.  He dearly loved his family and always put them first.  John placed great value on friendship and had a wide group of friends including many that date back to his school years.  After graduating from Sir Sanford Fleming College, John worked for over 25 years at the Equipment Centre in Simcoe and Woodstock.  He spent that last 10 years of his career as the Lift Bridge Foreman in Port Dover, before retiring in 2013.  During his retirement he and Ellen enjoyed traveling, hiking and spending time at their cherished cottage that he built on Manitoulin Island.  Friends are invited to share their memories of John with his family at the JASON SMITH FUNERAL CHAPEL, 689 Norfolk St. N. Simcoe for visitation on Friday, March 1st, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.  John’s funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.  Private interment of ashes at a later date.  Those wishing to donate in memory of John are asked to consider the Canadian Sepsis Foundation.  Personal online condolences at  (519) 426-0199

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