RICHARDS, Mary 'Paula' (née Richard) - Our precious Paula passed away peacefully with family by her side at The Carpenter Hospice in Burlington on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the age of 59.
Born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late James and Jean Richard (Sampson). Loving wife and best friend of Ken for 39 years. Cherished mother of Jillian (Chris Silveira), and Stephen (Anastasia) and Step Mother of Kimberley (Bob Armstrong). Proud grandmother of Isabelle Paula.
Devoted sister of Donnie Richard (Claire), Judi Richard, Janet Kay (Buz), Paul Richard (Angie), and predeceased by the late C.J. Richard (Karen), late Maureen Chase, and her late (infancy) twin brother Gillis Richard. Dear sister-in-law of Sandie Fox (Ronnie), Joanne Ballam (Ralph), Mike Richards (Brenda), Jimmy Richards (Valerie), Christine Dowling, Harold Richards (Laurie), and Tony Richards (Kelly).
Paula will also be missed by her extended family including many nieces and nephews and by numerous friends and colleagues.
Paula was such a brave and inspirational woman to all who loved and knew her. She touched the hearts of all she met with her wit, charm, loving and friendly ways. Paula loved to play SloPitch in her earlier days and more recently, loved to golf. But most of all she loved spending time with her children, Isabelle, and her extended family on our annual trips back to Nova Scotia. Paula had lots of great memories and made many lasting friendships during her 40 year career with The Royal Bank.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers at Joe Brant Cancer Clinic and The Carpenter Hospice for the exceptional care Paula received.
Private Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held at Smith's funeral home, 1167 Guelph Line, Burlington on Friday from 5-8pm, where a Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday October 22nd at 10:30 a.m. with a reception to follow.
As an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers, donations in Paula’s memory to The Carpenter Hospice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.