A lifetime resident of the area, James Richardson passed away at the Carefor Hospice in Cornwall on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, following a brief illness. He was 77.
James was born in Lancaster on March 10, 1936, to his parents James and Jenny Richardson (nee Trickey). On December 4, 1953, at Knox Presbyterian Church in Morrisburg, he married Beatrice Richmire and together they had two daughters Debbie and Kathy.
James was well known throughout the community. He worked at Upper Canada Village for a number of years, and he drove dump truck for several local companies through his lifetime including; Alfred Link, Lee Shaver, Barry Forbes and Redmond Sand and Gravel.
James was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who loved to spend time with his family. He enjoyed baking, fishing and working on old vehicles.
James is survived by his daughters Debbie (Terry) Woods of R.R.# 3 Williamsburg and Kathy Markell (Menno Helder) of Riverside Heights and his brother John Richardson of Cornwall.
James will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Tim (Jennifer) Richardson, Calvin (Carolyn) Markell, Pam (Chris) Bullard; by great-grandchildren Tanesha, Jocelyn, Brittany, Haley, Cameron, Paige; and great- great-grandchildren Bryson and Bentley. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Beatrice, his son-in-law Charlie Markell, his brother Herb and his sisters Pearl, Christine, Nellie and Elizabeth.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Saturday, April 13th at 1 p.m., with Rev. Clarence Witten officiating.
Interment followed at New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg. Pallbearers were Calvin Markell, Bill Markell, Matt Richardson, Jim Hess, Chris Bullard and Menno Helder.
Donations to Carefor Hospice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.