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Kenneth Elden Richardson


Kenneth Elden Richardson passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Veterans’ Health Centre, Moncton, New Brunswick. The youngest son of Albert and Hattie (Killam) Richardson. He was born January 10, 1921 in Humphrey’s Mills, NB and attended Humphrey’s School and Moncton High School before commencing work with the Canadian National Railways in 1939. Ken joined the Canadian Army in 1942 and trained in Fredericton, NB and Debert, NS; Berryfield and London, ON, before going overseas in 1944. After landing in Scotland, he trained in London before proceeding to Europe, where he served in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany as a A.F.V. Fitter with the 5th Division Armoured Brigade. Returning from Holland in March of 1946, he resumed his employment with the CNR and worked throughout the positions of Trackman, Section Foreman, Snowplow and Extra Gang Foreman, Road Masters Assistant and finally Road Master at Moncton, at Sackville and on Prince Edward Island. He was Supervisor of Maintenance for the Moncton Subdivision when he retired in 1981. Ken was a member of curling clubs in Sackville, NB, Charlottetown, PEI (Belvedere) and Moncton (Beaver).  In February 1999, Ken was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Kelsie Jean (Berry) and in October 2014, daughter, Norma Duplain, Fredericton, NB.  Ken is survived by his sister, Lillian Murray; son, Ivan Richardson (Sheila) of Dartmouth, NS; son-in-law, Richard Duplain of Fredericton and grandchildren, Scott (Kelly) of Ottawa, Andrew (Alyson) of Whitehorse; Sarah Elizabeth and Samuel (Amanda) Duplain, Fredericton; great grandchildren, Ian and Meredith Richardson of Ottawa; and Hugh and twins, Wilfred and Harriett of Whitehorse and several special nieces and nephews.  In earlier years, he was predeceased by brother, John (Myrtle) Richardson; sister, Bessie (Harold) Chase; brothers-in-law, Johnny Murray, Austin (Verna) Berry, Allison (Helen) Berry and Karl (Ruth) Berry and sisters-in-law, Odessa Berry and Doris (Richard) Clark.  Ken enjoyed working on home projects, especially for family members and friends. If you could repair something or design a replacement, there was no need to buy new. Summers were spent at the family cottage at Caissie Cape. In recent years, he was active in the Legion and a member of RCEME and CNR Pensioners Association.  The family would like to express their gratitude to Gaetano, the nurses, caregivers and volunteers at the Veterans’ Health Centre for making his time there since September 2014 pleasant.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Friends of The Moncton Hospital, the Lewisville Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.  Visitation will take place at Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, with a Moncton Legion Branch #6 Veterans’ Service at 6:45 pm. The funeral, led by Rev. Gordon MacLeod, will be held at the same location on Saturday, May 12 at 2:00 pm. Reception to follow. Interment will take place at Fair Haven Memorial Gardens on the Salisbury Road.  Online condolences for the family can be made at www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com Click here to View Condolences Service Date Saturday, May 12, 2018Service Time 2:00 pmService Location Fergusons Funeral Home Chapel Visitation May 11, 2018Visitation Time 7:00 - 9:00 pmVisitation Location Fergusons Funeral HomeBurial Location Fair Haven Memorial GardensRequested Charity Friends of The Moncton Hospital, Lewisville Baptist Church or Memorial of Choice