Alfred Richard, 88, formerly of Moncton, passed away on Friday, January 10th, 2020, after a short illness at the Villa Providence, Shediac.
1st, 1931 in Shemogue, NB, he was the son of
the late Alyre and the late Marie (Beaudry) Richard.
He is survived by his children: Huguette of Fredericton, Danny of Amherstview, ON and Paulette of Moncton. He is also survived by 3 grandsons and 3 great- grandsons; his brother, Camille (Gloria) of Shediac-Bridge; his sisters: Aline Wade (late Joseph) of Whitby, ON, Jenny and Geraldine Denault (Marcel), both of Ile-Perrot, QC, along with many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Terry (1962); by brothers: Valmond, Yvon and Oswald and also by sisters: Doris Melanson, Rita Phillips and Thérèse Johnson.
Alfred joined the Canadian Army in 1953, trained as a paratrooper in Germany and served until 1956. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 6. He worked for Eastern Bakeries for 35 years whereby he acquired the name of "Freddy Butternut" for the bakery’s best selling sliced bread. He was a Route Salesman until his retirement. He was involved in union activities for several years with The Bakery, Confectionary and Tobacco Workers Int. Union. He also served as a Vice-President for the Moncton District Labour Council.
Alfred was an avid hunter and fisherman and a favorite pastime was fly fishing for salmon on the Miramichi.
Chapel service and internment will be held at a later date.
In memory of Freddy, donations to a Nature Conservation organization would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Chartersville Funeral Home, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe (857-1901).