Alfred Richard (UPDATED)
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POINTE-SAPIN, NB - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our great friend, Alfred Richard, who passed away peacefully at the Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital, Sainte-Anne-de-Kent, on Saturday, March 25th 2023, at the age of 79. Alfred Richard, born in Pointe-Sapin, was the son of the late Charles and Léa (Daigle) Richard. Alfred is survived by his three sisters: Antoinette Richard of Sainte-Anne-de-Kent, Zella Martin (Richard) of Baie-Sainte-Anne and Gabriella Légère of Dieppe; his nephews, nieces, and very dear grand nephews and nieces, whom he loved as if they had been his own children.
Besides his parents, Alfred was predeceased by his sisters, Florine, Élodiane, as well as his three brothers, Vital, Léonard and Cyrille.
Before retiring, Alfred worked as a teacher for several years before being appointed Principal of the Pointe-Sapin School, and had a profound impact on his community and all those who came into contact with him. During his career, Alfred had a remarkable influence on the development and establishment of sports infrastructure in Pointe-Sapin. He was a golf enthusiast and member of the Saint-Ignace club for many years. He loved enjoying the good weather outside and taking his daily walks on the beautiful beach of Pointe-Sapin.
Vistation will be held at the Pointe-Sapin Community Centre on Friday, May 12th, 2023 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm and Saturday, May 13th, 2023 from 9:00 am until departure for the funeral. The funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 13th, 2023 at 11:00 am, Saint-Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Pointe-Sapin. In lieu of flowers, if desired, a donation in memory of Alfred can be made to benefit the Pointe-Sapin Community Centre.
Arrangements are in the professional care of Thompson Funeral Home, Richibucto, (506) 523-4252.