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Gardner; Sydney “Richard”

Posted By Obits On January 7, 2022 @ 1:14 pm In Obituaries | 19 Comments

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Gardner – Sydney “Richard”, age 78, of Milton, Queens County, passed away in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

Born in Sandy Cove, Queens County, he was a son of the late Sydney and Ruth (Oickle) Gardner.

Richard served five years overseas in Germany as a peacekeeper with the Canadian Armed Forces in his younger years. After returning home, Richard was then employed for 36 years with Proctor and Gamble in Toronto. Retiring in 2000, Richard moved back home to Nova Scotia with Patsy. Richard loved playing sports, especially golf, curling and bowling, which he excelled at. He and Patsy enjoyed traveling throughout North America in their RV and they also took many trips to Trinidad over the years to visit with Patsy’s family, it was there that Richard was most at ease. He will be greatly missed by his family and close friends.

Richard is survived by his loving companion, Patsy; daughter, Gloria Gardner; son, Brian Gardner both of Ontario; step-son, Elvis Martinez of Milton; granddaughters, Ashleigh and Vanessa Legge; sisters, Brenda (Ellsworth) Roache of New Germany, Heather (Blake) Lowe of Brooklyn; brothers, Ronald (Katherine) of New Germany, George (Audrey), Frank (Peggy) both of Brooklyn.

He was predeceased by brothers, Douglas and David.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Bog Road, Liverpool. Reverend Judy Cross officiating. No flowers. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Association of Canada. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Darren Whynot / Lisa Tarr on January 7th, 2022 2:25 pm

To all the family we are sorry to hear about richards passing may he rest in peace

Condolence from Bruce Theriau on January 7th, 2022 3:07 pm

Patsy and Family

I was shocked to see that Richard has passed away. We had many great conversations and I will miss them. My thoughts are with you all in these difficult times.

Condolence from Janette Tielsch on January 7th, 2022 4:41 pm

Sorry to hear of your father and grandfather’s death Gloria, Ashleigh and Vanessa. Thought are with you
From Julian Somes and Janette and Reinhard Tielsch

Condolence from Robert & Linda Trainor on January 7th, 2022 6:38 pm

Patsy & family, So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. Robert & I send you our thoughts & prayers.

Condolence from Shelley Hope Boens on January 7th, 2022 6:59 pm

So sorry to hear of Richards passing. We all grew up in Sandy Cove many moons ago. Keep his memories alive and him close to your hearts. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Condolence from Rose Samaroo on January 7th, 2022 9:14 pm

Patsy, Elvis and Family

We are sorry to hear of Rick passing away. It was lovely spending time and visiting your family in Liverpool. Our sympathies and prayers are with your family in this difficult times.

Love: Rose, Neil, Vicki and Matthew

Condolence from Susan M MacLeod on January 8th, 2022 10:20 am

Dear Patsy and Family

I am so sorry to hear about Richard’s passing. My sincere condolences.

Susan MacLeod

Condolence from Philip& Holly Smith on January 8th, 2022 9:36 pm

To the family,
So sorry to read this sad news. We remember your family when Elvis was part of Junior Curling with some of our sons. Please accept our condolences as you say goodbye to Richard.
Holly and Philip Smith

Condolence from Mekanie on January 9th, 2022 6:06 am

Sorry to hear of your fathers passing Gloria

Condolence from Melissa Buchanan on January 9th, 2022 2:09 pm

Uncle Richard will be greatly missed

Condolence from Melissa on January 9th, 2022 2:49 pm

Sorry to hear of uncle richards passing my heart is with the family at this time may he rest easy and always be in our hearts

Condolence from Vern Madore on January 11th, 2022 11:12 am

Sorry for your loss,

Condolence from Tim McDonald on January 11th, 2022 4:45 pm

I was very sad to hear of Richard’s passing. We had a lot of good times bowling on the leagues in Liverpool. He was a great guy. My sincere condolences to Patsy, Elvis and family.

Condolence from Daphne Samuel on January 14th, 2022 2:46 pm

Patsy and Gloria and family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Rick. He was a great friend and coworker. RIP

Condolence from Larry karpowicz on January 14th, 2022 3:48 pm

Mr . Gardner will be missed ,, I was a young employee under Richards management, he was a good man and fair ,, although he was firm with his managing he was a soft hearted man always , who took care of his crew and issues with the crew stayed with him ,, he left a lasting impression on me as a young man on how to treat people and handle situations,, very saddened to hear of his passing ,, my condolences to his family and partner , Richard was one of the good ones


Condolence from Peter kotselidis on January 14th, 2022 5:55 pm

My condolences with the family.. I worked with Rick several year always treated me and others with great respect will be missed…

Condolence from Gord Johnson on January 15th, 2022 11:24 am

I am very sorry to hear of Rick;s passing. He was a great guy and I enjoyed many years of working with him.
Sincere condolences to Patsy and family.
Gord Johnson

Condolence from Ruth Rogers on January 17th, 2022 9:42 am

My sympathy goes to all family and friends. I last saw Rick at Brian MacDougal’s funeral in C.B. Know him from my 32 years at P&G.

Condolence from Yvonne Marie McNamara on January 25th, 2022 3:45 pm

My sincere condolences to Patsy and all of Richards family in their time of loss.

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