In his early years, Richard was a poet and artist. In later years, he concentrated on gathering Collectables. He had a good eye for interesting things. He enjoyed biking and repairing bikes. Richard spent much of his working life at Abco Manufacturing, where employees were treated as family. He was employed there from 1994-2009. He was a valued employee within their working team. He enjoyed a solitary life and never married. Privacy was important to him. He suffered from "Bi-Polar" Syndrome throughout his life and faced many challenges. He loved his beer! He felt sorry for the men who fell through the cracks and were unable to cope.
He is the Loving brother of Nicole Rasmussen (Henry). Dear Uncle of Wade Brown (Lisa) , Brett Brown (Kim), Shane Brown (Lynette). Predeceased by parents; Lorraine and E. Stanley Ernst; by step- father; Arnold Miller and by a brother Paul Gordon Ernst.
Cremation has taken place. A private family interment will be held at Memory Gardens.
Donations may be made directly to the House of Friendship or St. John’s Kitchen as expressions of sympathy. Messages and condolences may be left for the family at tricitycremations.com or 519.772.1237.
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