Obit.: Richards, James Wilson

Obituary for James Richards

Richards, James Wilson ­ 68, of Masstown
James Wilson Richards was born on August 12th, 1944 to Wilson and Nellie
(Tattrie) Richards. Jim finally retired permanently on August 6th 2013. He
leaves behind his long-time companion, Evangeline Yorke, Masstown; daughter,
Kimberley Richards (Les), New Glasgow, NS; grandson, Scott Gorman
(Courtnay), Sackville, NB; granddaughter, Kaili Gorman (Will), Brownfield,
Alta.; great-grandchildren, James and Charlotte Johnson; brothers, Courtney
(Paulette) Richards, Hilden, NS, Sterling (Debbie) Richards, Kemptown, NS;
sisters, Dorothy (Gordon) Richards, Portapique, NS, Pearl (Gary) Slack,
Folly Mtn, NS, Crystal (Garry) Richards, Red Deer, Alta; along with a host
of nephews, nieces and cousins who will miss him greatly. Jim was
predeceased by both parents, his daughter Susan and sister Ruth Richards.
Jim was a Millwright/Welder and a member of the local 1178 Millwright Union
for forty-one years. He was an entrepreneur, owned and operated Jim Richards
Boom Truck Services. You might remember him better as ³loose wheels
Richards² if you came to play on Sunday evening at the Onslow Racetrack. He
was a current member of the South Colchester ATV club. He was an avid
hunter, fisherman and, if not found driving one of his big boy toys, could
be found tooling around on his 4-wheeler looking for the next great
hunting/fishing spot. He loved to hear a good tale and could spin a yarn as
long as your arm. Jim was well known for his sarcastic wit, ironic sense of
humor and unique laugh. He will be greatly missed by many. A gathering of
family and friends will take place on Saturday, August 10 from 11:00 am ­ 12
noon in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro.
Interment to follow in Wentworth United Baptist Church Cemetery. Family
flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart
and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice. On-line
condolences may be made at

[Collected by DAW, 9 Aug 2013]