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Richard Sauvé

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September 28, 1939 – April 7, 2024

Richard Edward Joseph Sauvé was born on September 28, 1939, in Sudbury, Ontario and passed away on April 7, 2024. He lived some time in Thompson, Manitoba before his final move to Winnipeg. 

Richard was blessed to have two families or should we say two families were blessed to have him. He is predeceased by his wife Annette leaving behind three children, Kim, Kevin and Keith, and their spouses and families. He leaves behind his wife Judy, and four stepchildren Sherry, Tracy, Paul and Michael, and their spouses and families. His favorite, good girl Janie will miss his lap forever. 

Anyone who knew Richard could attest to his kind heart, his contentment and joy in life‘s simple pleasures. He never met a buffet, a shrimp ring, or a steak he didn’t like. While driving home after receiving his chest tube, his only request was to stop for a hotdog. He was a man whose heart was found through his stomach or with his “it’s 5 PM somewhere” rum smash.

Papa was a man on the move. Until recently he was out for his walk every day. Rain or shine for Papa, every day was a beautiful day. He didn’t take fashion tips from anyone; he had summer crocs that changed to winter crocs!  

One of dad’s favourite places was Paint Lake where he would spend time with family playing games having cocktails and lots of chuckles. With his free time, he loved golfing with Annette and later in life loved puttering in the yard with Judy. He may have slowed down, but he was always up for a game of crib. He enjoyed a good “who donnit” novel and cheering our Canadian curlers on even just last week. 

You can rest assured whenever he saw you he would enthusiastically call out hello doll, and you knew you were special.  Full disclosure when asked recently, what is your nurses name today? He admitted he can’t remember their names, and he calls them all doll and they are. 

He arrived at Riverview, just a few short weeks ago, and quickly determined he liked this five-star hotel. But keeping it honest he was quick to add they need help with the vegetable soup, who can screw up vegetables?? 

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank the staff of Riverview palliative care, you have shown Richard and his family, love, kindness, and compassion. Providing comfort to him and us during this challenging time. 

Richard’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.


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May 9, 2024 at 9:22 PM

RIP Uncle Richard.   Give Aunty Annette and my Mom a big squeeze from me.   Luv ya


May 9, 2024 at 9:19 PM


May 9, 2024 at 9:17 PM

The pictures are are so beautiful Keith


May 9, 2024 at 9:17 PM

A beautiful man, all my condolences to the family.

Sherry Martin ( Hanmer, Ontario)

May 9, 2024 at 9:16 PM

I last saw my uncle Richard at his brother Ron's 80th Birthday celebration, where Richard and Keith made the long trek to surprise him in Angus, Ontario. Richard's presence that day made his brother's day. I will miss my uncle's sweet demeanor the most. RIP, Uncle. All my Love our, your niece, Sherry Martin ( Hanmer, Ontario) 💜


May 9, 2024 at 9:08 PM

To Judy and family, I am so sorry, living next door to you

Both has been a joy. Every time I would walk in he always

Had a smile and a hello doll. Makes me smile. He will be


Ted Scoles

May 9, 2024 at 9:06 PM

My sympathies  to Richards family . I knew Richard and Annette  in Thompson during the seventies  in The

Thompson Kinsmen club  and later in the  80"s . They were a fun couple  and contributed greatly to the community of Thompson .Rest in peace  Richard

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