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Obituary for Gordon Douglas "Gord" RICHARDS

RICHARDS: Gordon D - Passed away with his family by his side at the Woodstock General Hospital on Thursday September 14, 2023, in his 86th year.

Beloved husband of the late Jeanette A Richards (Willer) whom he married on August 10, 1963. Dear father to Kevin (Melinda) Richards, Deanna (Craig) Wyville & Dwayne (Sharmaine) Richards. Loved grandfather of Makayla (Drew), Karissa, Daen, Sarah (Connor), Amanda, Josh (Chantelle), Liam & Ian. Great grandfather to Maybel, Hazel, Adeline & Benjamin. Dear brother to George, brother-in-law to Leroy (Donna) Willer, David (Marge) Willer & Alan (Jeannette) Willer. Gord is survived by many nieces & nephews and his friend Shirley Bannerman

Predeceased by his brothers Robert & Donald, sisters Nina (Ron) Otten & Jean Turner and sister-in-law Alice Richards.

Gord was a long-time member of Knox United Church, Embro.

The funeral service will be held at Knox United Church, 116 Kincardine St, Embro on Thursday September 28, 2023 at 12:30 pm with Rev. Susan Cole officiating. Interment in the North Embro Cemetery.

Family & friends are invited to join the family at the Embro Community Centre, 355644 35th Line, Embro for a Celebration of Gord's Life from 2:00pm to 7:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes to Knox United Church, Sakura House or Woodstock General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made by calling the Francis Funeral Home, Tavistock at 519-655-2431. Personal condolences can be posted at

At this time, the family would like to send their appreciation to the following: Nursing Staff on the M200 & Palliative Floor at WGH, Care Partners, Oxford Gardens & Dr Kocsis and his staff.