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Clinton Argue RICHARDSON
Père : Silas Richardson
Mère : Emma
Décès le : 2007-06-04
Parution : 2007-06-06
Conjoint(e) : Frances Mary Lalor
Paru dans : The Gazette, Montréal, QC

Brig.-Gen. C.A. (Stoney) Richardson, D.S.O.. C.D. Clinton Argue Richardson, known widely as "Stoney" Richardson, was born in Vegreville, Alberta, October 12, 1908, the son of Silas and Emma Richardson, and passed away peacefully on June 4, 2007 at his residence in Montreal. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances Mary Lalor, in April 2001 following 65 years of marriage. His only family survivors are his nephew, Carson Williams, of Los Gatos, California, and a grandniece and grandnephew in Arizona. Stoney had a very impressive business career, starting first with the Safeway Store Chain in Alberta, and joined the International Paint Company in Vancouver in 1948. In 1955 he was transferred to Montreal as Director and Sales Manager, and was appointed President and Managing Director in 1966, and subsequently Deputy Chairman. He retired in 1973. He and his wife Fran lived on Powell Avenue in the Town of Mount Royal for over 40 years, and following her death he resided at Place Kensington in Westmount. Stoney's military career was a particularly illustrious one, beginning in Calgary in 1940 as a Second Lieutenant, then posted overseas with the King's Own Calgary Regiment. He participated and was wounded in the ill-fated Dieppe raid in 1942, and later was the commanding officer of a tank regiment which he led successfully from Sicily to the northern part of Italy. With the rank of Colonel he brought the regiment home to Calgary in December 1945. He continued to serve in the military for several more years, culminating in his promotion to Brigadier-General in command of the Vancouver Militia Brigade in 1950. For his valour and outstanding service he was awarded many honours and medals, including the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for gallantry, Canada's second highest military honour. Following his move to Montreal in 1955, he became actively involved in numerous community volunteer endeavours including the Canadian Legion, United Services Club, Masonic Lodge, Boy Scouts, the TMR Country Club (lawn bowling), the TMR Curling Club, and in 1975 was one of several TMR recipients of Canada's 125th Anniversary Medal for outstanding community service. He was particularly devoted to Mount Royal United Church where he served for many years as an Elder and Chair of its Outreach Committee. He was one of the organizers of the Cote des Neiges Council of Churches and a past president of St. Columba House where he organized countless drives to transport tons of clothing and shoes to aid the less fortunate in that area. He and Fran also devoted much time to visiting and supporting many of his congregation members who were disabled or housebound. The funeral service will be at Mount Royal United Church in TMR at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2007, followed by a reception. Donations in his memory may be made to the church or to St. Columba House. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Published in the Montreal Gazette from 6/6/2007 - 6/7/2007

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