Bernie Arnold Richardson

2/21/1932 - 7/1/2017

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Bernie Arnold Richardson

Richardson, Bernie Arnold – age 85 of Dartmouth, passed away on July 1, 2017 at the Dartmouth General Hospital.
Born in Tribune, SK; he was a son of the late Patrick and Mary (Slager) Richardson. As a young child he moved with his parents to Atholville, NB. After graduating from high school he completed a one year business course. In July 1951, he was accepted into the RCMP. He received his training at the depot in Regina. Following graduation he served in Halifax, Antigonish and New Glasgow. He then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, Security Branch. He spent a number of years in Special Investigations both at the section and detachment levels. He was also in charge of Military Police training at the CFSIS School in Borden, ON. In Halifax he served as Base Security Officer for CFB Halifax, Security Officer for Marcom HQ and later Commander, Special Investigations, Detachment Atlantic. Bernie was active in curling, golfing and enjoyed watching sports on TV. Bernie was an active 35 year member of the RCMP Veterans Association, serving a term as President. He was very active in his parish, serving on numerous committees including Parish Council, Finance Committee, Parish Administrator, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Liturgy Committee, Eucharistic Minister, Knights of Columbus and Mass Coordinator. He was very dedicated to his wife of 63 years and to his family.
Left with fond and loving memories are his loving wife Genevieve “Gen”; daughter Lorraine of Dartmouth; grandson Joey of Dartmouth; son Bill (Lesley) of Oshawa, ON; grandsons Martin of Oshawa, ON and Frazer of Mississauga, ON. Also survived by his sister Patricia of Hamilton, ON; sisters in law Carole Richardson of Hamilton, ON, Paula Smith of Ottawa, ON, Margie (Vince) Grace of Antigonish, NS, Theresa (Allan) MacDonald of Antigonish, NS; brother in law Ron (Sheila) Fraser of Pasadena, NL; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his sister Elaine; brothers Conrad, Robert and Charles.
Visitation will be held at the Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 Main St, Dartmouth on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 2pm from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, 320 Flying Cloud Drive, Dartmouth, with Father Bernie O’Neill officiating. Reception to follow in the Stewardship centre. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Bernie may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Parish Roof Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society. Private family interment at a later date.
The family wish to thank the nursing staff of 4 East in the Dartmouth General Hospital; Dr. Cheng, VON, Northwood Manor and the Palliative Care team.
Online condolences may be made by visiting (Dartmouth Chapel)

Funeral Details

  • Visitation

    Atlantic Funeral Home

    Event Times

    7/6/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    7/6/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Funeral Mass

    St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church

    Event Times

    7/7/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Posted by Jack & Hilda MacLaughlan | 7/14/2017

Our Sincere Condolences in the loss of your husband & father...He will be missed especially by the N.S. Veterans. May he rest in peace.

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Posted by Mary Lee Richardson-Goebel | 7/13/2017

With heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. Mary Lee & Steven Goebel

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