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June 10, 1933 - May 21, 2016
With deep sorrow we announce the passing of Joseph C. Richards, just shy of his 83rd birthday, Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. He was the beloved husband for 55 years, 10 months to Beverly Richards (nee Lewis) and King of the castle to five daughters. He was the cherished father of Karen-Marie Siyanbola (Kayode,pre-deceased), Melanie Vendryes (Simon), Camille Richards (pre-deceased), Nadine Richards (Erik Bhattacharya), Tricia Richards and very special son Melbourne (Hank) Colley. The cherished grandfather of : Kolade Siyanbola, Dominique Vendryes (Aldayne Haughton), Mackenzie and Alyciah Vendryes and Liam and Ethan Bhattacharya. Beloved great-grandfather of Xion and Alakai Haughton. Joseph is survived by his sisters Marie Lewis (Harry) and family; Claire Richards, and his brother Michael Richards (Jeanne) and family; eldest sister Theresa (Leonie) Morales (Ludlow) (both pre-deceased) and family, and youngest sister Eunice (Niecy) Richards (pre-deceased) and family. "Joe" will be forever remembered for his great sense of humour, his love for story-telling, his love of delicious food and his dedication to East Metro Services, Clifton House for Boys and St. George's College Old Boys (STGC good and true) . Most of all, he was an amazing father, devoted husband and a devout Catholic: St. Bartholomew's(Scarborough), Prince of Peace (Markham), St. Catherine of Sienna (Mississauga), St. Dominic and St. Matthew's (Oakville). Forever in our hearts xoxo