In Loving Memory Of
Emerie “Frenchie” Richard
1951 ~ 2024

Dieppe, NB – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Emerie “Frenchie” Richard, 72, that occurred on Wednesday, June 26th, 2024, at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton. He fought a courageous battle with cancer and has now gone home to his eternal resting. 

Born in Richibouctou, he was the son of the late Joseph Richard and the late Aurelie (Robichaud) Richard.

Emerie served 25 years in the Militia 8th Canadian Hussars. Retired as a Chief Warrant officer, as well as Canada Post as a Postal Worker for 35 years.

He enjoyed the outdoors; bicycling, camping and vanning. Together with his loving wife, they explored the Maritimes, every corner and every road. He also enjoyed family gatherings and coffee chats with his friends.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 49 years of marriage, Laura Richard; his son, Joseph “Joe” of Dieppe; his daughter, Nathalie Richard (Luc LeBlanc) of Dieppe; his two grandchildren: Samantha “Sam” Robichaud, and Damien Richard; his four brothers: Regis (Rosalind Wells) of Moncton, Ovila (late Linda) of Owensound, ON, Adrien of Montreal, and Gerard (Gloria McCaie) of Moncton; his seven sisters: Jeannine (late Ronald) Daigle of Robichaud Office, Delta Richard of Moncton, Noella (Blaine) Ramsay of Quispamsis, Claudine (Bruce) Hanley of Moncton, Annette (Guy) Landry of Saint-Antoine, and Audette (Jeff) Eagles of Bouctouche, and late Francine;  his furry friends: Sally, Gremlin, and Marvin; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from Passage, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB, (506) 857-1901, on Tuesday, July 2nd, from 1 to 4 pm, followed by the service in the chapel at 4 pm.

In his memory, a donation can be made to the Bouctouche Legion Branch #43, Kent South.

The family invites you to sign a book of condolences at:

Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center.

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  1. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. Our sinceres sympathies to all the families. You are in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏❤

  3. A part of me has gone home with you. I will miss you my dear brother, your family values, your sense of humour, your curiousity to understand things and sharing that knowledge with others, your finger pointing at me, and mostly your resilience during the last 2 years if fighting your illness.

  4. We used to see Emerie when he visited my Mom (Maggie) in Ontario with his Dad. We also appreciated that he spent time to send us copies of the Richard family tree. I was very sad to hear that he was so sick. My prayers and condolences to all the family from all of us.

  5. A part of me has gone home with you. I will miss you my dear brother, your family values, your sense of humour, your curiousity to understand things and sharing that knowledge with others, your finger pointing at me, and mostly your resilience during the last 2 years if fighting your illness.

    So many good memories.

  6. I remember Frenchie very well back in the 70’s with the 8th Canadian Hussars “C” Squdaron. We went on a lot of training together. Although we lost contact over the years, I followed him through his time in the Reserves. Always a great guy to be around and a great leader of men. The world will be a little less without him. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and all those affected by his passing…

  7. You will always be in our hearts Uncle Frenchie xo
    Our thoughts are you you Aunt Laura, Nathalie , Joe and family.

  8. Our sinceres sympathies to all the families. You are in our thoughts and prayers xox

  9. My deepest symphonies to Emery’s family. He was a great mentor and well respected to all the young men and women that served with him in the reserves. He will be truly missed by all. Rip Emery.

  10. My sincere condolences to Laura and her family. May god help you through this difficult time.

  11. À Nath pi sa famille,
    Mes plus sincères condoléances
    Ton père a sûrement prouvé comment tough sont les Richards
    May that strength sustain you during these difficult times.

  12. Rest in piece I’ll never forget you always packing your gear on your bike would leave early in the morning sometimes for days may you finish your journey now. ❤️

  13. Nos plus sincères sympathies à toi, Nathalie et la famille Richard. Nos pensées et prières sont avec vous tous en ces temps difficiles.

  14. Mes sincères sympathies à la famille. XOXO

  15. Sorry for your loss our thoughts are with you and your family, Frenchie was a really great fellow I enjoyed working with him.

  16. Thank you Warrant Officer Richard for all your wise advice as you patiently taught me how to be a troop leader with A Squadron. I never saw you without a smile as you guided me through the ways of the army. Always enjoyed our coffee chats at Champlain Place too. My thoughts go out to your family tonight; I know the 8 CH family is forever grateful that they let us share so many enjoyable hours in your fine company.

  17. My deepest condolences on the loss of Frenchy. He was talked about fondly by my sister Linda. She loved her east coast family. My heart is with you!

  18. We met Emery when his son Joe joined 3006 Dieppe Royal Canadian Army Cadet, he was a liaison between the Corps and 8CH. My husband and I have great memories of him that we will cherish forever. May you rest in peace Emery, condolences to your family.

  19. Emerie was a very dedicated Hussar. It was a pleasure to have served with him. He was committed to his regiment, to his colleagues and his soldiers. On behalf of the 8th Hussar regimental family, I extend our deepest sympathies to his family and Friends.

  20. Mes plus sincères sympathies à toute la famille. Qu’il repose en paix.

  21. So sad to hear. Frenchie was my neighbor for many years. He got me to enlist in the militia quite a few years ago. He was a good man and will be sadly missed. i will remember him fondly.

  22. Our sympathies to you Reg and the whole family and friends
    RIP Frenchy and God bless you

  23. My deepest sympathy for you Laura and your family….so sorry for your loss

  24. My condolences to Emerie’s family.
    He was a great mentor and teacher to me when I was a young soldier. We stayed in touch through the Regimental Association where he was always an encouraging supporter for my later career. I’ll miss him.

  25. I always found Emerie (WO Richard) a calm and reasoned voice among the chaos of people and circumstance of a military unit, especially if you were a junior officer from another Squadron. Deepest condolences to his wife, family and friends.

  26. You will forever live in my heart. As children You always looked out for me. I always knew I could rely on you. You were an exceptional and kind person. I love you to the moon and back. Rest in peace my dear brother.

  27. Mes Sincère Sympathies a la Famille! R.I.P Frenchie! He was a co-Worker at Canada Post.

  28. So sorry to hear of Emerie passing.He was a good friend. I worked with Emery for most of my 22 years in the 8th Hussars. He was a great leader and so dedicated to the th Hussars.He taught me so much while I was there. He was often at some car shows with his van. I always enjoyed our conversations with him and Laura.We will all miss him .

  29. Our sincerest condolences to all the family during this very difficult time.

  30. Claudette[Leger] Richard
    We had so much fun playing darts. Rest in peace my friend.
    So sorry to the family.

  31. Our Deepest Condolences to the Richard family in the passing of Frenchie.

  32. Our sympathy to Emerie’s family and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Knew Emerie and enjoyed his many stories while at the post office and meeting him at Champlain Place . Bob & Judy Christie

  33. Sorry for your loss of your dear one, Frenchie, our deepest condolence to Frenchie wife and family. Our hearts and prayers are with you. You sure will be missed. A friend to all. RIP

  34. It is with heavy heart that the passing of my brother emery has come to and end but never forgotten my deepest condolences to Laura Joe & Natalie and grand children you are in our thought

  35. My sincere condolences to the Richard family. While Noella is the member best known and admired by me for the closeness and mutual support existing through the years in the twelve siblings in the Richard family has always been a beautiful example of the true meaning of family .

  36. You were the light when walking in a dark room. So full of stories & laughter. Many fun times at the P.O. to remember. RIP FRENCHIE. 😔

  37. To Annette (Guy)and the Richard Family, our deepest condolences on the passing of your brother.Our thoughts are with you.

  38. There is a special place we keep people when they are no longer with us , and you are now there rest in peace my friend and thanks for being just you .

  39. My condolences to the Richard family as I also will miss a person who made me feel like an old friend every time we meet.

  40. Nathalie, Luc and family;
    May his memories of him give you strength to support your difficulties at this time.
    Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Bon Courage!

  41. So Sorry to hear of my Cousin Frenchie passing. I have only known him in his later years but will
    miss our visits and talks regarding family, history and anything military related.

    Thoughts and prayers go out to all Family during this difficult time.

  42. Nos plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille de Emery.
    Il a été généreux envers beaucoup de monde.

  43. Nos sincères sympathies à la famille Richard. Great guy in a great family.

  44. Frenchie always had a smile and a kind word whenever we met. I appreciated that more than words can say. We always talked about bicycles.
    The last time we talked it was about electric bikes and he had to use his writing pad, so in Frenchie’s honour I wrote him a poem. I call it ‘Bicycles in Heaven.’
    If there are bicycles in Heaven, you’re silhoutte would go pedaling by in a golden light
    If there are bicycles in Heaven, they’d have the wings of angels for you to take flight.
    And when the trumpets of Angels takes you across the finish line, you go around one more time
    If there are bicycles in Heaven always at the ready, then bicycles in Heaven are called a ‘Frenchie’

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