Richard, Deloris (Dee) 

January 13th, 1955 – August 14th, 2023

We are devastated to announce the unexpected and sudden passing of our dear Deloris, daughter of the late Betty and Charles “Mickey” Strum, of Bruce Mines. 

She is survived by her loving husband of 23 years Leroy Richard. Daughters Debbie Dixon (Ken), Natalie Larrett (John) and Nicole Thibert (Dave). Cherished grandma of Hannah, Emma, Alex, Gabby, Tanner and Brody. As well as being a “second” mom to many. 

Dear sister of Jim Strum (Peggy), Judy Barbarie and Fred Strum all of Bruce Mines. Sister-in-law Elva Chretien (late Gerry) of Hanmer, Reg Richard (Lyla) of London and Jean Hunter (Harry) of Minto, New Brunswick. She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and as well as customers that became friends during her 25 years at Tim Hortons. 

Deloris was known for her friendly and welcoming nature, beautiful flower gardens and delicious baking (always cooking enough food for a small army) but most of all for the love she had for her family. 

In lieu of a funeral service, a celebration of life will take place on Sunday August 20th, 2023 at her residence from 3pm-8pm.  Please reach out to the family for the address. 

Mom, you will always be the most beautiful flower in our garden. Rest peacefully you will forever be in our hearts.


14 Condolences

  1. My deepest condolence to Debbie, Natalie, and the whole family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    By: Nathalie Michaud
    August 25, 2023
  2. Our deepest condolences to Leroy, the girls and families. We have known Dee for 25+ years both from Timmies and personally and enjoyed many happy times together. Dee you were one in a million and you have left a hole in so many hearts, you were always a friend along the way to so many with your smile and your warm welcoming nature, We shall miss you always and enjoy one more piece of Fudge! RIP Dee
    Anne,Kevin & Meghan Osburn

    By: Anne,Kevin & Meghan Osburn
    August 23, 2023
  3. Dear Deloris,
    I would like to thank you for all the chats we had when I would come give you haircuts. I’d also like to thank you for sharing your beautiful family with me and welcoming me with open arms. You will truly be missed my friend. Rest in peace. To the family, my deepest heartfelt condolences to Leroy, Debbie, Nat, Nikki, and to everyone.
    Love you

    By: Louise OBomsawin(Gigi)
    August 19, 2023
  4. My sympathy and condolence to the family and friends.
    She was an amazing person, and I was glad I got to know her and work with her at Tim Hortons. She always had a smile, plus we
    always had fun at work. She will be miss deeply but will always be in our hearts.

    By: Pauline Larabee
    August 18, 2023
  5. My Deepest sympathies to Leroy and all of Deloris’s Loving Family. I worked with Dee at Timmies many years ago and always remember her as a fun, kind and amazing co-worker and Friend. Her smile and gentleness will be missed by many.

    By: Suzan Marcon
    August 17, 2023
  6. Nat and family, I am so very sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. My deepest condolences to you all. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    Sharon (Zimmer)Zanini

    By: Sharon Zanini
    August 16, 2023
  7. My deepest sympathies to her wonderful, kind, loving family, a true reflection of Deloris, she was a dear friend for all my years with her at Timmies.

    By: Brenda Simon
    August 16, 2023
  8. Our deepest sympathy to Leroy and the Girls. Deloris was a part of our working family for so long and contributed to making the Tim Hortons a great place to work. She was so friendly and caring to all she met that she will be sorely missed by everyone
    Keith and Sue

    By: Keith and Sue Ballance
    August 16, 2023
  9. Dear Jim, Thinking of you at this very sad time. Sending blessings to all your family.

    By: Marilyn & Bernie Watts
    August 16, 2023
  10. Our condolences to all of the Family. Deloris was such a special person, a joy to work with and a pleasure to know.
    God Bless.

    By: Susan and Dale Peloquin
    August 16, 2023
  11. I have worked with Dee for 16 years at Timmies and grew an amazing friendship. The memories we have I will always cherish. She will definitely be missed. My sincere condolences to the family and of course Leroy especially.

    By: Dale St jean
    August 16, 2023
  12. Chère Debbie et famille, mes condoléances les plus sincères.

    By: Rachelle Lacoste
    August 16, 2023
  13. I worked at Timmies with Deloris a long time ago and my husband also works with her son in law Ken. She was an amazing loving person. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to all the family.

    By: Ginette Gouin-Nicksy
    August 16, 2023
  14. Our deepest sympathy to the whole family
    She will be missed by many people 😢

    By: Lise Larocque
    August 16, 2023

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