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Born: Jun 02, 1943
Date of Passing: Oct 17, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
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 BC. 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 lifelong 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 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Stonewall, Manitoba.
Ken Loehmer Funeral Services
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 22, 2022
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
Al & I were so sorry to just learn of Ashley's passing. We realize that our words are late in coming but they are sincere none the less. All the best to Jill and her family. Sincerely, Robin & Al Rice - Posted by: Robin & Al Rice (Friend) on: Jan 03, 2023
Grandpa, you visited me in my dream last night. We had a heartfelt conversation about everything that's been happening of late. It made me realize that I was able to share anything with you, because you always made an effort to listen, understand, and comfort. I always felt safe in your presence and will forever remember your hugs. You were always so bright and positive, even through all your pain. I aspire to make someone feel how you made me feel. Loved and comforted. - Posted by: Lauren Humenecky (Granddaughter) on: Nov 10, 2022
Jill and family I am so sad to hear that Ashley has passed away and my heart goes out to all of you as he was a wonderful friend to me. Ashley was my volunteer extraordinaire for a very long time. He kept my computer databases in order for the rehab department of the Wellness Institute. There was never a job too big or small that Ashley couldn’t handle. He assisted me with all my projects and made them his own. I never had to worry about the job being done right as his problem solving skills and ideas were far superior to mine. He was family to all our staff. We looked forward to seeing him every week and enjoyed having him share his life experiences with all of us. He will always be in my thoughts. - Posted by: Laura Hertzog (Friend from Wellness Institute ) on: Nov 04, 2022
Ashley was truly one of the best, we have been brothers-in-law for over 30 years and, although I had to pass some of his tests/criteria in the early days, have been very good friends all this time. I very much enjoyed spending time with Ashley whether it be fishing, golfing, snowmobiling, working on a project or just sitting around the campfire it will leave me with many great memories. Cheers to "Bro" and condolences to all. - Posted by: Scott Keddie (Brother in law) on: Oct 26, 2022
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