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RICHERT, Rhys Carson.

[1]Richert, Rhys Carson. Passed away peacefully at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital on Friday September 18, 2020.
Loving son of the late Dorothy and Herman Richert . Predeceased by his dear brother Karl. Rhys lived his entire life in Dunnville and spent his career at “The Atlas”. Rhys also found humour in life. “I never took a wife, I delivered the Spec, travelled widely , read only non-fiction, was not athletic, saw Johnny Cash 9 times , enjoyed photography, gardening and consuming “Nectar of the Gods” with childhood mates. Rhys was a world traveller and often entertained groups with his slideshows and commentaries. “I enjoyed a healthy life style, managed to retire after 37 years of pushing a pencil and found truth in Peggy Lee’s saying, “Is that all there is?” Rhys was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 142 Dunnville where he donated a number times. Thank you to the staff of Haldimand War Memorial Hospital for their kindness. Donations in Rhys’ memory can be made to the Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation or charity of your choice . Rhys will be missed by his many friends especially his  “Mates” to whom he was the “Admiral” and by his neighbour Shirley Fester. Rhys lived his life in his own unique style. Cremation has taken place. Rest In Peace my friend. Online condolences www.jwhartfuneralhome.com.
             “If you are looking for me, I will be resting under several beautiful trees.”
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8 Comments To "RICHERT, Rhys Carson."

#1 Comment By April Cormaci On October 6, 2020 @ 12:33 am

To the family,
On behalf of the Dunnville District Heritage Assn., I extend our sincerest condolences on your loss. Rhys was a regular attendee at our local history programs. He always had an interesting story to tell. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
April Cormaci
President, DDHA

#2 Comment By Alan Guest On October 6, 2020 @ 8:05 am

When Rhys was born, “ they thru away the mould”, knew him for many years, the more sarcastic you were to him , the better he liked you-Could tell many stories of him @ the Legion, but best left to live on as a “ Folk Hero”
Didn’t know brother Karl had passed ,The downtown in Dunnville will not be quite the same, Pity…..

#3 Comment By Sheila Gray On October 6, 2020 @ 8:15 am

I looked after Rhys ‘s mother at GVL and spent time listening to his stories and travel ..very interesting individual and was always so nice and considerate of others ..Rest in peace my friend !!!

#4 Comment By David J Rowe On October 6, 2020 @ 1:11 pm

My condolences to the family. I knew Rhys all my life who was my “down the street” neighbour … his mother was my grade 4 teacher at Central Public School where I learned all about the explorers of the world that inspired me to travel as well … may he rest in peace.

#5 Comment By Dave & Marnie Green On October 8, 2020 @ 7:54 am

Enjoyed Rhys’ company on many occasions while delivering meals on wheels to him. One Christmas we delivered a turkey dinner to him because he had a bad cold and could not come to eat with us. He told me it was the first time in 68 years a woman had brought dinner to his door!
Always a “character” for sure! Life would be boring for sure without people like Rhys in it! We will donate toGrace United Church in his memory.
Dave and Marnie Green

#6 Comment By Dave and Marnie Green On October 8, 2020 @ 8:10 am

We enjoyed Rhys’ company many times while delivering meals on wheels and he would send articles he had made to the Church to auction at the bazaar.
We delivered a Christmas dinner to him one year when he had a bad cold and could not join us! He told me it was the first time a woman had delivered a meal to his door in 68 years!
He was unique and a “character” but life would be boring without some “characters” in it!
Rest In Peace Rhys!
Marnie and Dave

#7 Comment By Dan & Ruth Rykse On October 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

To Family and Friends of Rhys
Rhys was a unique individual. We enjoyed reading the newspaper articles that Rhys would contribute. They were always novel and written in a most interesting style. His yearly birthday celebrations became a tradition and are remembered by all of us who attended them. Everyone in town knew Rhys and Dunnville will not be the same without him.
With our sympathy,
Dan & Ruth Rykse

#8 Comment By Nellie Zylstra On October 17, 2020 @ 3:09 pm

Rhys was such a kind and thoughtful soul. I worked in customer service. I made a mistake one day and instead of berating me, he kindly said “no problem” and the next day he sent me flowers. Who does that in this day and age. I never forgot that and will never forget him either.