Peacefully at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Richard Louis Bedard, of Zurich, passed away on Sunday September 18, 2011 in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Elizabeth ( Dalton) Bedard. Dear father of Kim and Mike Foster of Stratford, Kris and Linda of London and Kerry and Kelly of Wyoming. Loving grandfather of 17 grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jim and Veronica, Peter and Theresa, Cecilia and Gordon Smith, Anthony and Marlene, Monica and Larry Bedard, Agnes and Greg Willert, Percy, Madeline and Stuart Shepherd, Julie and Marty Becker, Ivan and Rosemary, Jim and Corrie Dalton, Isadore and Paula LaPorte, Dan and Sandy Dalton, Joanne and Ken Ducharme and Julie and Ken McColl. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Percy and Marie (Masse) Bedard, brother Michael, sister Patricia Worsell, sister-in-law Mary LaPorte, brother-in-law Frank Dalton and his son Karmen. Dick was a well known contractor in the area and owned and operated Richard Bedard Construction for 35 years. He loved sports and was an avid participant in hockey, baseball, golf and bowling.
Visitation in the J. M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen St. N., Zurich on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Sept 21, 2011 at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Joseph, Ont. Fr. Graham Keep celebrant. Parish Prayers will be said on Tuesday at 8:45 p.m. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bluewater Development Foundation – Zurich Arena.