James 'Jim' Richaur
Born: August 20th, 1928
Passed on: January 19th, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Jim Richaur on Jan. 19, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital with his loving companion Dolsie by his side.
Born in Mill Creek on Aug. 20, 1928, he was the son of the Late Fred and Mary (Dunlop) Richaur.
At the young age of 17, Jim enlisted with the Royal Canadian Army. At the end of the war, he moved to Ontario and worked for Goodyear tire, where he retired after 43 years. It was during his retirement that he returned to the Northside area.
Jim was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Armstrong Memorial Branch 019, North Sydney, where he received his medal for 50 years of Legion Membership. Jim held, at various times, the offices of president, 1st vice president, treasurer and poppy chairman of Branch 008 Sydney Mines. He took great pride in his role as chair of the Comfort Committee, reaching out to sick and shut-in veterans, visiting them at the hospital or at home. Jim had a great love for life and of the outdoors. He enjoyed daily walks, camping at the legion campground in Ross Ferry, and his lifetime membership at Seaview Golf Club. He could be found on the course on any summer morning, and in his younger years enjoyed hockey, baseball and curling.
Jim is survived by his best friend and loving companion, Florence ‘Dolsie’ Jessome; daughters, Mary (Rob) Hardy, Patsy (Bob) Hood; son-in-law, Charlie Clansne; brother, Fred (Elizabeth); sisters, Sheila (Frank) Mora as well as seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim will be missed by Dolsie’s children, Thomas (Christine), Archie (Gwenna), Murray (Wanda), Brenda (Lorne); and good friends, Billy and Sharon Dawe.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by wife, Agnus, daughter, Sharon Clansne, brothers, Oliver, Louis, Kevin, sisters, Mildred, Helen and Leona.
The family would like to thank the staff on 4 West and 4 East at the Northside General Hospital, staff of the Miners Memorial Manor, Dr. A. Wawer, Dr. C. Coish and neighbours Ian and Jane MacDonald for the wonderful care and support provided to Jim.
Cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Immaculate Conception Church at a later date.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home.
Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Sociey or a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.