Robert Harold Richardson

Passed Away October 13, 2021
October 15, 2021 11 Condolences Print Obituary

Robert Harold Richardson, 79, of St. Albert passed away on October 13 2021 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Bob grew up in St. Albert and graduated from NAIT as a denturist in 1966. At NAIT he met Dianne, his wife of 55 years. Soon after, he opened Richardson Denture Clinic in Vermilion where they lived for 27 years with daughters, Shawna and Dayna. During his time as a denturist and business owner he mentored and trained many successful denturist students.

Bob was very involved in the denturist community. Serving as president of the Alberta Denturist Association as well as being on the Federal association board. He also served on the examining board to qualify new denturists. Bob was the first denturist to be awarded the Award of Merit from the Alberta Denturist association. Bob donated his time and expertise on multiple dental missions in Central and South America over the years.

Bob was always busy with different organizations in Vermilion, Kinsmen, Curling Club, United Church, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary to name a few. Bob was also a wonderful family man. He loved spending weekends at the lake in the summer with his family and friends. He looked forward to fishing and hunting trips every year with his buddies.

After selling the denture clinic in Vermilion he and Dianne moved to St. Albert where Bob started instructing at NAIT. After several years Bob retired in 2003. Once retired he had time to pursue his hobbies of furniture building and wood carving. At this point he also enjoyed being grandpa to his 4 grandchildren.

Bob was predeceased by parents Dan and Agnes Richardson and sister-in-law Beryle. He is survived by wife, Dianne, daughters Shawna (Tim) Hawkins and Dayna (Kerry) Kineshanko. Grandchildren Graham Kineshanko, Everett Kineshanko, Elias Hawkins and Donovan Hawkins. Brother Fred, sister Kathleen, nieces and nephews.

To honour Bob’s wishes there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers consider making donations to Pacific Alzheimer’s Research Foundation (

  1. I know he raised an amazing daughter whom I have the pleasure to work with. I am donating in honour of her and what she stands for. May his family and my friend Dayna find peace in his passing.

  2. Fond memories of Bob and Diane when I was visiting Audrey and Bernard. I remember when I was visiting Vermilion and a partial plate of mine broke. Bob quickly repaired it for me. Forever grateful.
    I also remember when B and D, A and B stayed at my house in Waterloo when they were on their way to a South American tour. Bob had packed shampoo in his suitcase, it leaked and he was up rinsing his clothes for an hour to two.
    Condolences Diane and family.

    • I remember these occasions too Doris. We were often included in Audrey’s family.

  3. Sincere condolences to you and your family Dianne. When we think of Bob we see him as Elvis down at Coachstop! What a guy he was. 💕

    • Thanks. Bob didn’t seem to mind honing his acting skills while at Coachstop.

  4. Sincere condolences to Dianne, Shawna, Dayna and families from Paul and Fay Yaceyko.

  5. So sorry for your loss Diane and family our prayers and condolences are sent to you ❤️❤️

  6. Our prayers are with you

  7. My prayers and thoughts are with you Dianne and your family.
    May the love of your life Rest In Peace.

  8. My sincere condolences in the loss of my friend and occaisonal fishing and hunting partner

  9. Bob was an exceptionally talented denturist. I am still wearing the one he made me in 1985…because I am allergic to all the new material. I wish he could make me another. My sympathies to his family and many friends.

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