Girard, Richard

It is with heavy hearts our family announces the passing of our dear Richard Girard on Sunday, January 1, 2023. Beloved husband of Vikki Girard (née Godfrey) for 50 years. Loving father of Diane Ryan (Steve Ryan) and Paul Girard (Marlene Ducharme). Proud Pépère of Jason and Meghan Ryan. Predeceased by his parents Roméo and Ida Girard (née Dequanne), his sisters, Vivianne and Diane Girard. Survived by his siblings, Claudette Cotnam (late Murray), Lorraine Girard (Brian Croydon), Lynn Brosseau (Claude Brosseau), Marcel Girard (Tammy Bouffard Girard) and his mother-in-law Arva Judd Godfrey.

A gentle soul who thought of everyone else before himself. He dedicated his life to his family. Nothing was more important to him than his JJ and Meg. After an early retirement from Falconbridge mine, he spent countless hours doing crafts with his wife, either doing the work or giving orders!!

He enjoyed having coffee in his gazebo with his friends & former co-workers. Early retirement gave him quality time to spend his loved ones. He enjoyed camping in Massey with his son Paul & Paul’s wife Joanne Majcher (Predeceased 2018); Richard thought the world of Jo.

As per Richard’s wishes there will be no funeral or service. A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer. If so desired donations in Richard’s memory can be made directly to a charity of your choice.


20 Condolences

  1. Kim and I would like to send with heavy hearts our deepest sympathies for you and your family.
    Vicki, you and Richard will never be forgotten for the kindness and your talent as we appreciate the portrait of our father that reminds me of Richard. He always dropped by and made Dad and Mom’s day with his visit.

    Henry and Kim Girard

    By: Henry Girard
    January 8, 2023
  2. No words can express how sorry we were to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
    Take care. Big hugs ♥️

    By: Agathe & Léo-Paul Trottier
    January 4, 2023
  3. Vicki, Diane, Paul and family. My heart goes out to you.
    We send our deepest condolences.
    Gayle and Mark Wilson.

    By: Gayle Wilson
    January 3, 2023
  4. Sending prayers from the Manjarres family to Richard and family. May God Bless each and everyone of you. My condolences for your loss. RIP Richard

    By: Arva Judd-Manjarres
    January 3, 2023
  5. My deepest sympathy to all the family on the loss of a wonderful husband, father, and friend.
    No one is truly gone as long as they are remembered. Hold those memories close in your heart and they will comfort you now and in years to come.

    By: Myrna Ellis
    January 3, 2023
  6. Sending you my deepest condolences❤️

    By: Angela Leslie
    January 3, 2023
  7. All our sympathies to each and everyone of you. He was a great man with a wonderful family. 😘Grosse caresse. Vous être dans nos prières. 🙏♥️

    By: Robert and Manon berthiaume
    January 3, 2023
  8. So sorry for your loss. Sincere Condolences to the Family and Friends of Richard.

    By: Maureen Bishop
    January 3, 2023
  9. Sorry for your loss.

    By: Roger Leslie
    January 3, 2023
  10. Sending deepest condolences to Vikki, Diane, Paul and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

    Michael & Gail

    By: Gail (Fortin) Kelly
    January 3, 2023
  11. Rest in peace old friend

    By: Jim Michlouski
    January 3, 2023
  12. Our deepest condolences to you and your family

    By: Dawn and Harold wylie
    January 2, 2023
  13. So, so sorry for your loss.
    We send our condolences .

    By: John and Sylvia
    January 2, 2023
  14. Our deepest condolences to Vikki, Diane, Paul and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
    May you R.I.P. Richard.

    By: Annette Pilon and family
    January 2, 2023
  15. Vikki, Diane, Paul and family; we’re sending our deepest condolences to all of you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that Richard will truly be missed. He was such a warm and caring man!

    By: Kim and Scott Ogston
    January 2, 2023
  16. Diane and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

    By: Linda Whitman
    January 2, 2023
  17. So sorry for your loss Vikki, Diane, Paul, and the family💔❤️

    By: Annick Vezeau
    January 2, 2023
  18. On behalf of our family – Stella (who loved Richard like a son), Louise, Danny and Cathy we offer our sincere condolences to all of Richard’s family. Hugs to each and every one of you. Keep his memory alive by telling the many fun and funny stories about Richard and the times you had together. Rest in peace, Richard.

    By: Cathy (Thibault) Branch
    January 2, 2023
  19. So very sorry for your loss Vicky and family!

    By: Norman and Darlene Charbonneau
    January 2, 2023
  20. Oh no, I am so very sorry for your loss Vikki! My condolences to you and your family.

    By: Sharon Matheson
    January 2, 2023

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