Earle Richardson passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Ste. Rose General Hospital at the age of 92 years.
Earle was born on December 29, 1925 in Winnipeg, MB. He grew up in Rorketon and the surrounding areas. Earle met Shirley McKinnon and they were married on April 21, 1951 in Dauphin. Following their marriage, they moved to Sheridon, MB for two years and then moved to Lynn Lake in 1953 where Earle worked in the mines. In 1959, they moved to Dauphin and then to Winnipeg in 1963 where Earle worked as a heavy duty mechanic for Winnipeg Hydro until his retirement. Earle and Shirley then moved west in 1990 to Strathmore, Alberta until 2015 when they returned to Ste. Rose du Lac, MB and resided at the Trois Villas.
Earle was an excellent mechanic and do-it yourselfer. He was never afraid to tackle a job whether it was plumbing, mechanical work, to electrical and carpentry. Where ever Earle and Shirley lived, everyone in the community knew that they could come to Earle and he would do his best to help them get their job done. Earle was a hardworking man, always very meticulous and exacting in his work, a trait that I am told he passed down to his family.
As part of his service to his fellow man, Earle was a long time blood donor, receiving an award from Canadian Blood Services for the number of blood donations he made over the years.
But Earle’s life was not all work and no play. He enjoyed fishing and camping especially when his grandchildren were able to join him. Earle loved helping his grandchildren with many projects especially when they all worked together to build bird houses to put all around the yard.
Earle leaves to mourn his passing and cherish many fond memories; his beloved wife of 67 years Shirley, his children of whom he was so proud Donna, Brian and Judy, and Audrey and Jack and his cherished grandchildren Kelsey Baldwin, Brad Richardson and Ryan Richardson and a great grandson Christopher along with numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.