METZGER – Richard R., 81, of Hillsview Acres, Middlefield, formerly of Western Head, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on November 4th, 2009
Born on April 22, 1928 in Niagara Falls, ON, he was a son of the late Raymond and Marie (Alexandria) Metzger.
Richard was a former merchant marine serving aboard the Gypsum Queen. He was a former employee of Nova Scotia Power, Bowater Mersey Paper Company and spent 14 years with Atlantic Bookbinding in Liverpool. He was an active volunteer with the Queens County CB club working on Crime Prevention Breakfasts and with EMO. He was also a member of the Canoe and Camera Club in Milton.
He is survived by a daughter Sharon Slauenwhite of Bridgewater. Sons: Richard (Noelle) of Western head and Philip (Laura) of Halifax. Sisters: Doris Kaulback of Liverpool and Dot Budd of Massachusetts.
He was predeceased by his wife Gloria “June” (Manthorne).
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A graveside memorial service will be held Monday, November 9th, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. in Zion United Cemetery, Payzant St. Liverpool. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the family through Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.
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We Love you and shell miss you very much.You have many grandchildren and great grandchildren who will carry on your life and your children who all carry apart of you in them.Richard was my grandfather and he was the kind of man who would give you anything he could even the shirt off his back.He was a kind and loving man his heart was so big that he had love for all his family and still had extra love left over.RIP grampie I know you are looking down on all of us and we will all make you proud of the family you have mad.
Why did you have to go and die?
I don’t want to have to say goodbye.
God must have thought you were special to take you away,
but couldn’t he have waited for another day?
God’s looking after you now,
High, high up in the sky.
Up there where all the angels lie.
You wouldn’t have wanted me to make a fuss,
After all, you’re still down here with all of us.
Just because I can’t see you, doesn’t mean you’re not here.
I know you are somewhere very, very near.
I love you so much but it time to say:
Goodbye My Friend
Because your life here on earth has come to an end.
Rest in Peace
To Richard, Phillip, Sharon and families….your dad’s passing marks the end of an era—my parents and yours, best friends and family in life, now all four resting together for eternity. Brings back a lot of bitter-sweet memories. Take care, I’m thinking of you.
Pam (Brian, Chris & Daphne)
To Sharon, Phillip and Ricky
My thought and prayers are with you and your families as you greive your loss together. I pray for strenght and unity in the coming days.
long time childhood friend of the family.
May GOD be with you and give you comfort
Eldrige And Phyllis Whynot & Family
Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With You In Your Time Of Sorrow.
Nadine Mansfield Sarty
My sympathy to Sharon. Richard and Phillip on the loss of your Dad..I have many fond memories of the time I spent at your Dad’s when I was a growing up in Milton. I have often thought about him and your Mom over the years,,wish I had seen him again…he had a huge heart and always had time for all of us when we came there. God bless and keep him.
Nadine Mansfield Sarty Truro NS
Gerald Keddy, MP
To the family,
Please except my sincerest condolences. Richard will be respectfully remembered as well as deeply missed by his friends and family. May you find comfort and support in the days that lie ahead.
Gerald Keddy, MP
South Shore-St. Margaret’s
Eleanor , Garnet and Dwayne Cluett
Our sympathies to Sharon, Richard and Phillip in your time of loss. It brings back many memories of working and socializing with your dad and mom over the years. You will miss him greatly .Know that we are thinking of you at this time.
Linda & Robert Trainor
Dear Richard & family
We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May God give you all the needed strenght to get though this time of mourning. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Linda & Robert Trainor
LLoyd and Barbara Naugler
We were very sorry to hear of Dicks passing as we saw him on our visits to Hillsview.He will be missed by many of his fellow residents.and staff but especially by his family. Our thoughts are with you .God Bless.
Richard and Noelle: Very sorry to here of your loss. Your Dad will be missed at Hillsview. Esspecially by Georgina and the Residents.
Hello Pippy and Dick, i am so sorry to hear about your loss. I belive that you both are at rest now knowing that he is in a better place than we are, and give his dog a oat for me, God Bless you both for helping him in life.
my deepest thoughts and sorrow go out to the family,,”BookBinder”…will be missed by all,.
Thank you to all that has keep my grandfather in their heart and mind,also thank you for your pleasent words to the family.We all miss him and will always think of the good memories of him.when he is missed I just think that he is now in a peaceful place and he will always watch over all of us.so once again thank you to all who kept his 3 kids(sharon metzger,richard metzger,and philip metzger)in mind through this ruff time.
jenn. Ur sweet. U took care of him in the last days.
Hope u r well . I am the father of Casey & gavin Francis.2 of dicks great grand children. I met him once. I and I loved him for his honesty. From the hour I spent with him. It was worth my time.