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It is with heavy hearts the family announces the unexpected passing of Terry Dean Richards on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 at his residence in Chapple Township, Ont.

Terry was born Dec. 14, 1981 in Creston, Iowa to Russel and Carol Richards. In 1986, the family moved to Rainy River District, settling on a farm in Chapple Township.

Terry was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoying all the outdoors had to offer. His greatest love, though, was for his two girls, Sasha and Aimee.

For numerous years, Terry worked in construction, and worked as a farm laborer in Park Rapids, Mn. and as well driving truck.

He will be sadly missed by his daughters, Sasha and Aimee, and their mother, Kara Knowles; his parents, Russel and Carol; brothers Tony (Renee), Tim, and Todd (JoAnna); grandmother, Joan Richards; aunt, Ann (Marvin) Snell; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Terry was predeceased by his grandfathers, Russel Richards Sr. and Carl Brolin.

Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ont., with Pastor Mark Mast officiating.

Interment took take place in the Barwick Cemetery.

The pallbearers were Travis Michl, Peter McLean, Wellington Gibson, Tommy Angus, Shawn Angus, and Adam Gray.

The honourary pallbearers were Tony Richards, Tim Richards, Todd Richards, Colin Johnson, David Simmerman, Dennis Simmerman, Deborah Stine, Quincy Snell, and Carey Robins.

If desired, in memoriam donations may be made in trust for Sasha and Aimee Richards c/o CIBC Emo or Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.

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