Born in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia on December 30, 1953. Son of the late Gerald William Richards and Betty Pauline (nee MacDonald). Survived by his siblings Mildred Peach (Bill) of Nova Scotia, Patrick (Glennis) of Bowmanville, Wayne of Nova Scotia, Lynn Farris (Joey) of Nova Scotia, Dawn Madden (Ron) of Kingston, Tamara Russell (Art) of Nova Scotia, Debbie Hazlett of Nova Scotia, Bill (Jocelyn) of Brampton. Predeceased by his sister Barb Mitton. Father of Jason Richards and Trevor Richards of Newcastle. Grandfather of Ashlyn, Paige and Talin. Stephen will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. A visitation will take place at NEWCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 386 Mill St S, Newcastle, on Monday, October 24, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 2pm at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 214 King St E, Newcastle with cremation to follow. Stephen's remains will be interred in Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada would be appreciated. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.newcstlefuneralhome.com
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