RICHARDS, ROBERT GRAHAM “BOB”, Colonel (Ret’d), Air Force Logistics

Bob, 68, passed away Thursday, July 30th at home in West LaHave, NS. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late James Patterson and Dorothy (Pollock) Richards.

Bob retired from the Canadian Forces after 36 wonderful years of service. He had a very successful career during which he dedicated his professional life to the military. He had a great love for life and people, and he was energized by really getting to know the people whom he met during his various postings to such places as Quebec City, Lahr, Winnipeg (twice), Moose Jaw, Cold Lake, Toronto, Borden, Ottawa, and Washington, DC. His positivity was contagious and reassuring when times were tough for the people around him. As the senior Logistician within the Air Force, “Officer” Bob mentored many of the most successful and senior Air Supply and Transport Officers serving our country today.

Bob always wanted to retire to Nova Scotia which he referred to as God’s country. He settled easily into retirement and became an avid gardener, boater and community volunteer. He loved to share stories, especially over a bottle of fine red wine. Boating the LaHave River and Islands on his treasured Camelot was very special.

Surviving is his loving wife of 44 years Cheryl (Williams), West LaHave, sister Margaret Ann Clarke (Christopher), Liverpool, NS, brother-in-law Pat (Toni) Williams, Warren, PA, brother-in-law Ray Williams (Carole Taylor), Bainesville, ON, sister-in-law Debbie Williams (Danny McCarthy), Windsor, ON, many nephews, nieces, and great nephews and great nieces, and of course his most loving pets Casey & Missy.


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