Saturday, July 23, 2011

Obituary:

Ex-Regina Pat -Ivor RICHARDSON - (Executive - 1969)

August 16, 1932 to May 10, 2011

Ivor Hugh Richardson - It is with profound sorrow and heavy hearts that we, his children, announce the passing of our dear father. We shall find peace and comfort knowing he has been reunited with his wife and soul mate, Joni; mother, Elsie; father, Samuel; and, brother, Ken.

Born and raised in Stoughton, Saskatchewan, he moved to Regina as a teenager where he attended Scott Collegiate. A Master Plumber, he started Monarch Plumbing and Heating in 1957. As a member of the Mechanical Contractors Association he served on the Board of Directors and as President of the local association. He left his mark on several Regina landmarks including the Conexus Arts Centre, Cornwall Centre, Northgate Mall, additions to the Pasqua and General Hospitals, the Regina Inn, Miller and ONeill Collegiates and numerous apartment buildings and retail outlets. As a Master Mason and member of the Blue Lodge, a lifetime member of the Regina Optimist Club, and the WA WA Shriners Motor Patrol, he was actively involved in, and committed to community service. As well, he worked on several fundraising projects for Taylor Field and the YMCA.

A true sports enthusiast, Ivor was a season ticket holder for the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club for 55 years, on the Management Committee of the Regina Pats Hockey Club in 1969, and an avid collector of sports memorabilia. Throughout his lifetime and following his retirement in 1990, Ivor, with his wife, Joni, shared their love of life with family and friends in Regina, at Regina Beach and in Palm Desert, California. Touching the lives of everyone he met with his laughter, generosity, kindness, and sensitivity, he maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end.

Poppy had a great love for his grandchildren: Chad, Brandon, Alex, Chris, Craig, Kieran, Lindsay, Taylor, Austin, Derek and Geneva, and he recognized and honoured them as individuals. He enthusiastically spent countless hours in hockey arenas and on basketball courts beaming with pride. Many fine medical professionals gave the utmost care and attention to Ivor over the last few weeks.

The family cannot convey sufficient thanks to Dr. MacLeod, Dr. Ahmed, Reverend Dan Cooper and the Palliative Care Unit of the Regina Pasqua Hospital. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Salim and Dr. Clein who were supportive even in the final moments. We also thank the outpouring of kindness, prayers and wishes from friends too numerous to mention. In honour of our father (and father-in-law), we ask that you join us for a Celebration of his Life to be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. A private family interment was held in Riverside Memorial Park. Left to cherish his memory; Sandra, Kelowna, BC; Sherry (Neil Roach), Calgary, AB; Lisa (Rick Ledingham), Regina, SK; Mike, Kelowna, BC; Jacquie (Nils Corneman), Toronto, ON; Gary (Sharon), Regina, SK.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Regina Palliative Care Inc, 4F-4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK, S4T 1A5. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.speersfuneralchapel.com