RICHARDS – Erwin L., 94, of Brooklyn, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens Manor, Liverpool on Saturday, February 25, 2017.
Born in Lockeport, he was a son of the late Freeman and Teresa (Seaboyer) Richards.
In his early years, Erwin was a fisherman, then became a diesel mechanic and worked for 41 years at Steel and Engine Products Limited (STENPRO) in Liverpool. He enjoyed working in his garage and even built his own diesel engine for his truck. His fishing heritage well established in his heart, he enjoyed going for drives, especially anywhere there was a wharf with fishing boats.
He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth (Mark) Bamford of Dartmouth; his son Stephen (Christa Davis) of Halifax; his grandchildren Tracey (Jeff) Woodhouse, Evan Burdock and Sean Burdock and his great grandson Parker Woodhouse. His brothers Havelock (Dorothy) of Brooklyn and Graham (Joyce) of Bridgewater. His sisters in law Ethel Richards, Alberta and Gloria Richards, Bridgewater and his brother in law Morton (Marion) Williams of Liverpool.
Erwin was predeceased by his wife Ella (Smith), his infant son David and his brothers Norris in infancy, Edgar and Sinclair.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Reverend Dr. Steven Hopper officiating. Reception to follow in the funeral home. Burial will be in Liverpool United Baptist Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Queens Manor, 20 Hollands Drive, Liverpool or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlerdsfuneral.com
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Paul and Shirley Neals
Mort and members of Erwin’s family, we send condolences for your loss.
Erwin’s lighthouse was a familiar beacon on his property.
God bless you all with cherished memories.
Clyde & Wendy (Smith) MacAdams
Liz and family
We were so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
My sincere sympathy to all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Condolences to the Richards family. Erwin worked with my Dad at Stenpro.
Elizabeth, Stephen and family,
I want to send my sincere condolences and sympathy at this time. I wish I could be there with you, but know that you are very close in my thoughts.
Hold onto the precious memories that you have and keep them close to your heart. Take Care.
So very sorry for your loss he was a very nice person
Donna LeRue ( Smith)
Elizabeth. So sorry for your loss.
Charlene & Carl Veinot
Elizabeth, Stephen & Family: So sorry to hear about Irwin’s passing. Such a nice man and it was a pleasure to have a chat with him. Hold his memories close to your heart . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Take Care
Liz and Richards family–Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. Always enjoyed chats with him and your Mother. He will now be happy united with her.Remember all the good memories in your heart.
Sending sincere condolences to the family.
So sorry for the loss of your loved one…sincere condolences and sympathy are being sent your way..cherish the memories of your loved one and hold them close to your heart .God Bless you all.R
Bob and Brenda Lohnes
Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your father and grandfather. We always enjoyed talking with him when our paths would cross and especially after he moved to Queens Manor. Fishing was usually the topic of conversation and he had many good stories to tell.
Cindy and Kevin Borden
Liz, so sorry to read of your dad’s passing. He was always welcoming whenever we visited you at his home. I remember the used car I bought when I graduated from nursing school. He went and looked it over for me before I purchased it. Our thoughts are with you as you go through this trying time.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Our Sincere Condolences to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Phil and Queenie Irwin
Phil and I are saddened to hear about your Dad’s passing. Please accept our condolences.
Linda & Robert Trainor
So Sorry for your loss. May GOD is with you at this time for sorrow. Take Care & May GOD Bless you.
mike and corrie lockwood
Fond memories of Erwin visiting our home. So sorry for your loss.
Jean Saulnier Blades
Sincere condolences to the family..My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sorry to hear about your Dad .
Thoughts are with you and your family .
Allan & Beth LaRocque
To The Family,
We are very sorry to hear of Erwin’s passing. He was a very nice person. We had good talks at the manor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jo-Ann and Rick Baker
Sorry to hear of Erwin’s passing. Always enjoyed our chats when visiting the manor. Our thoughts
are with you all at this difficult time.
Liz and Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May the wonderful memories that you have of your dad, help you through this difficult time.
Jim, Arlene and Graydon Coombs
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Elizabeth Stephen,and families,
So very sorry for your loss. Erwin was a good man; kind, intelligent, steadfast and a pleasure to spend time with.
Thinking of you all at this time.
Holly (Lewis) Smith
Lloyd &Joan Doane
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We always enjoyed your parents friendship.
Elizabeth,Stephen and families,
Sending my sincere condolences.
Kathy and Tony Dillon
Thinking of you at this difficult time. Take solace in your wonderful memories. Share stories, look at pictures and anything else that puts a smile on your face as you think about your dad, grandfather or father-in-law.
Our condolences. go out to the family of the late Erwin Richards Clark and Sandra Hebb
My condolences. I worked with Erwin at Stenpro; he was a great guy.
Allan & Anne Beal
Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
Rev. Robert & Amy Seaboyer
Our sympathy, love and prayers go out to the family of Erwin Richards, who was my cousin. We stopped each summer when we returned to Nova Scotia and enjoyed a visit with him. He had a happy heart, lots of stories to tell and enjoyed and appreciated the care he received after having to leave his home. God granted him a long and blessed life. May each one who knew and loved him find comfort in warm and precious memories. We provided Easter meals for ten men at the Men’s Mission in his memory. Blessings! Bob & Amy Seaboyer