Garth Gordon Richards

July 18, 2017 3 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers
On July 14, 2017, Garth passed away after a lengthy illness at the age of 63.
He was born on February 14, 1954 .
He is survived by his sisters Sandra ( Mike) Schneider, Diana (Tom) Buchan,  Shirley (Brad) Nickoruk,
Leslie Richards and Catherine (Alex) Parnisky.  He was predeceased by his parents  Alexander Richards,
in January 2006 and Gerry Richards in March 2012.
Garth was a member of the pipefitters union and had a great love of music.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
  1. Sandy, Diana, Shirley, Leslie, Catherine: I am so, so sorry to learn of Garth’s passing. At 63, he was way too young to have left us. I’ve learned a tough lesson with Garth being gone now – I’d promised myself many, many times to visit him at the General Hospital, and just never…got…around…to…it, and for that I feel very sad. From the first time I met Garth, when he was 13 or 14 years old, I sensed a gentle soul and a big heart. I don’t believe that ever changed, did it. Thinking of all five of you…

  2. We knew Garth from the General and we are saddened to hear of his passing. We shared a love of music and have happy memories of Garth at Folkfest. He always had a smile and warm hello. He was a good friend and is missed. Sending prayers and condolences to the family.
    Len Morrison and Sharlene

  3. I think I may have met Garth once or twice a long, long time ago. I knew better his sister, Shirley, and to her I extend my sympathies for having lost a brother at such a comparatively young age.

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