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Norm ''Indian Jack'' Richard

1939-2020

Norm ''Indian Jack'' Richard

Norm "Indian Jack" Richard, 81, of Moncton, passed away on Friday July 24, 2020 at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont. Born in Lewisville, he was the son of the late Laurie and Estelle (Melanson) Richard and the step-son of the late Blair Babineau.

If anyone lived life to the fullest, it was our Dad. From the golf course, the ball field to the hockey rink, the social time with friends and teammates after a game were just as important as the final score.  Dad and Mom held countless pool parties, Roadrunners get-togethers and family reunions in "Lower Lewisville". Every trip to the grocery store or to the Market took twice as long as he knew everyone and everyone knew him. He could also be found most days playing cards at the Press Club or the War Vets Club. He loved pulling pranks on friends and family. One of his most endearing qualities was his sense of humour.

His pride and joy were his children, grandchildren and most recently his great-grandchildren. He loved to spend quality time with them as well as keeping up to date on their daily lives whether it was a new motorbike or a first tooth.

Dad was a member of the Moncton Roadrunners Hockey Club, the Moncton Sports Wall of Fame (Moncton Schooners, Lewisville Jr. Keefe Cubs) and Baseball NB Hall of Fame (Lewisville Jr. Keefe Cubs). He was a long standing member of Lakeside Golf and Country Club and a life long member of the United Commercial Travelers.

The family would like to express our deep gratitude and thanks to Sue for bringing such joy and happiness to our Dad over the past two years.

He is survived by one daughter, Krista Richard of Moncton; two sons: Brent (Patti) of Riverview, and Bobby (Linda) of Moncton; four grandchildren: Breanna (Jérémie), Joshua, Jeremy, and Tyler (Amanda); two great-grandchildren: Gabriel and Samuel; his special friend, Sue Gallant of Moncton; two sisters: Jeannette Melanson (Byrne) of Shediac, and Andréa Chappell of Moncton; one brother, Paul of Vernon, BC; as well as his nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and step-father, he was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Ann Richard (2016).

The family will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, 88 Church Street, Moncton (858-1900) on Tuesday August 4 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm only. Due to the pandemic, face coverings are required for visitation. By request, there will be no funeral service. In memory of Indian Jack, a contribution to the N.B. Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.

 

Words of comfort and donations may be made at www.frenettefuneralhome.com