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Metzger, Richard Raymond

Posted By Obits On November 5, 2009 @ 8:49 am In Obituaries | 15 Comments


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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Condolence from Jennifer Slauenwhite on November 5th, 2009 9:45 am

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.

“Saying Goodbye”
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

Condolence from Pam Foley on November 5th, 2009 11:06 am

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)

Condolence from Kathy Gallant on November 5th, 2009 12:23 pm

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.
Kathy Basdeo(Gallant)
long time childhood friend of the family.

Condolence from Gordon Peverill on November 5th, 2009 4:48 pm

May GOD be with you and give you comfort

Condolence from Eldrige And Phyllis Whynot & Family on November 5th, 2009 6:05 pm

Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With You In Your Time Of Sorrow.

Condolence from Nadine Mansfield Sarty on November 5th, 2009 8:40 pm

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

Condolence from Gerald Keddy, MP on November 6th, 2009 6:28 am

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.

Sincerest Regards,

Gerald Keddy, MP
South Shore-St. Margaret’s

Condolence from Eleanor , Garnet and Dwayne Cluett on November 6th, 2009 6:39 am

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.

Condolence from Linda & Robert Trainor on November 6th, 2009 12:18 pm

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

Condolence from LLoyd and Barbara Naugler on November 6th, 2009 3:02 pm

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.

Condolence from Paulette Wamboldt on November 6th, 2009 7:36 pm

Richard and Noelle: Very sorry to here of your loss. Your Dad will be missed at Hillsview. Esspecially by Georgina and the Residents.



Condolence from Belinda Fisher on November 10th, 2009 2:56 pm

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.

Condolence from Daniel Huskins on November 24th, 2009 9:18 pm

my deepest thoughts and sorrow go out to the family,,”BookBinder”…will be missed by all,.

Condolence from jennifer slauenwhite on December 1st, 2009 9:23 pm

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.

Condolence from Gavin francis on June 8th, 2015 9:12 pm

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.

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