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John Rutherford Richardson

June 27, 1924 - September 26, 2017


It is with great sadness that the family of John Rutherford

Richardson, known as “Rud” to his

friends, announces his passing on

September 26, 2017, at the age of

93 in Nelson British Columbia.

Rud was pre-deceased by the

love of his life Laura in August of

  1. Rud will be lovingly missed

by his daughter Karen, son-in-law

Bruce and grandchildren Lauren and Ian, cousins Brent and

Charlotte Richardson, Pam Hierlihy and close friends Wendy

Gibson, Chris Smith, Jenna, Reese and Riley.

Rud was born on June 27th, 1924 in the small town of Ochre

River Manitoba. It is also where he met and eventually

married his high school sweet heart Laura, on July 16th of

  1. He joined the Canadian Military during World War II.

After the war, they traveled North America and Europe with

the Canadian Military until 1974 when they retired in Comox.

Rud worked as a civilian auditor for the Department of

National Defense until 1984.

Rud will be missed for his sense of humour, infectious laugh,

his love of children and his ability to fix almost anything

including the bumper on the motor home twice.

Karen’s buddies will remember “Ruddy Buddy Beer” and

happy hour at the Richardson’s, a tradition that continued

until he entered care. The fishing stories with Howie and Ken,

and the loud outfits that he wore while cutting the grass will

not be soon forgotten.

Rud will be remembered for his dedication to the community.

Both he and Laura worked with the child identification

network that created the data base to prevent lost and

missing children in association with the Wing in the 1990’s. He

was one of the founders of Glacier Greens Golf Club and he

spent many hours volunteering at the Comox United Church.

Rud also spent many afternoons calling Bingo to fundraise for

children’s charities.

The family would like to thank Dr. Trevor Janz and the staff

of Mountain Lakes Seniors Community for the care and

compassion that they showed for Rud over the past year.

A graveside service with family and friends will be held in July

of 2018 where he and Laura will be laid to rest beside their

parents in Ochre River Manitoba. Donations in his memory

can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC

or the Canadian Cancer Agency or BC Children’s Hospital



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Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Cal and Valetta Nixon
Relation: church members

Our sympathy to all Laura and Rudd’s family. We knew them through Comox United Church and Cal enjoyed several pleasant visits with them along with Don Silman when it became difficult for them to attend church. A lovely couple and great example of living life happily with the love of your life.

From: Marni Fisher
Relation: Knew of him through church members.

Comox United Church would like to express our sympathy on Rud’s passing. He is fondly remembered by Don Silman and Cal Nixon who visited him on behalf of the Pastoral Care team.

From: Nance-Ann (formerly Pettman) LeBrun
Relation: Former neighbour

Dearest Karen – so sad to read that your Dad has passed. I remember the good times on Strathcona Crescent and your immaculate yard and home. Your Dad was so proud of the tree in the front yard…was it a tulip tree? He always had a smile and a pleasant greeting…to me as well as Cam, Sheila, Kathy, Connie and Mike.
Your Mom and Dad were lovely people. They were good neighbours and made our street a safer, nicer, and more attractive place to live.
I send my condolences.
Nance-Ann (Kath Pettman’s Mom)

From: Barbara Peyton

Karen, Bruce & Family, With sympathy on your loss of Rud & Laura. I knew them from the jewelry store in Driftwood Mall. They were such a lovely couple & may you have many good memories to cherish.

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Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

Donations in his memory

can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC

or the Canadian Cancer Agency or BC Children’s Hospital


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