Passed on October 17, 2022
June 2, 1943 – October 17, 2022 Ashley Richards, after a long, courageous battle with heart disease and central sleep apnea, is finally at rest.
How do you sum up a life in a few words? He was a man of great integrity, always willing to lend a hand, capable of fixing anything and a talented craftsman.
He spent his formative years in the Slocan Valley of B.C. He loved his mountains and fishing in their lakes and streams.
He joined the Air Force out of high school where he learned the trade that started him in life and made some life long friends.
In 1966 he married Jillian (Langrell) and together they had four children, Rory, Jody, Joel (Zoie) and Erin (Paul).
He worked for AM International for 30 years, working first as a service technician and rising up to National Service Manager.
After his first heart attack, he retrained as a golf club maker, scoring such a high mark, he was asked to be a presenter at the Golf Expo in Louisville, Kentucky.
He volunteered at the Wellness Centre in Seven Oaks Hospital for many years, twice earning the Volunteer of the Year Award of Excellence.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years; sister Ione (Don) MacLennan, brother Byron (Anne), three much loved grandchildren Kaitlyn, Lauren and Morgan, plus numerous nieces and nephews.
Many thanks to the nurses at St. Boniface Cardiac ICU.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 1–3 PM at the Royal Canadian Legion, Stonewall, Manitoba.
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