Obituary for Richard John Lewis
Lewis, Richard John
Sadly we announce the peaceful passing of John on October 2nd, 2017 in his 77th year.
Loving husband of Darlene (Hoskin) for 54 years. Proud father to Wendy Melnick (Jeff) and Robert (Chantal). Adoring grandpa to Lauryn Melnick, Sarah, Monica, and Olivia Lewis. Beloved brother to Ken (Martha), Murray (Maria) and Marian (Colin) as well as an uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents Richard and Alma, his parents-in-law Glen and Doreen Hoskin, his brother Ken, his brother-in-law Colin and his granddaughter Monica.
John was a farmer, a horseman and a GM retiree with more than 30 years of service. He enjoyed repairing lawn mowers and snowblowers in his retirement and visiting with his many friends while working in his garage.
John was a strong role model for his children and granddaughters and was a true gentleman that was always helping others any way he could. He will be forever missed.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held at Armstrong Funeral Home on Sunday October 15th from 2:00 – 5:00.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.