January 22, 1931 – January 6, 2023
In loving memory ~
We are sad to announce the passing of our mother, Joycelyn Mary Richard, (nee Geneau) on January 6th, 2023. She was fortunate to be living with our sister Theresa and her husband Darren, and died in her own bed surrounded by her children.
She is survived by her 8 children: Debbie Reynolds, Mike Geneau, Lynn Bromilow, Peter Geneau, Joseph Geneau, Daniel Geneau, Judith Conway, Theresa Wood and her step children Greg, Lynn, Joe and Jeff Richard, 19 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and her siblings Aiden, Linda, Sharom and Ronnie back east.
Mom was born in Digby, Nova Scotia to parents Clifford and Mary Mullen. It was in Digby that she met Yvon Henry Geneau, whom she later married and had 9 babies in 10 years! Mom’s life with dad was full of fun- dancing, golfing, camping and an epic road trip to Disneyland with all 1O of us in the station wagon!
After Dad died, mom met the second love of her life, Joseph Emanuel Richard. Both mom and Joe were devout Catholics and this bond brought them together and they soon married. It was with Joe that mom traveled the world with the Catholic church group, seeing Rome, Greece and many other countries. Sadly, Joe passed away in 2015 .
Mom lived in the valley for 62 years and was well known for her kindness and generosity. She was especially fond of those who were less fortunate and could see the beauty in everyone she met.
Our sincere thanks to Dr. Winter who went above and beyond and to the wonderful home care nurses.
A funeral mass will be held at the Christ the King Church on Friday January 13th at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the downstairs hall.
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