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In Memory of Richard Bernard Brigden

On Sunday January 16th, 2022 Richard Brigden of Ottawa, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the age of 74.

Richard will be lovingly remembered by: his wife Debbi of 49 years, his son Michael and his daughter Stephanie, and brother Paul Brigden.  Predeceased by his mother Flore (Lemay), father Harry and brother Robert.  Cherished by his grandchildren Alyssa, Noah and Avery.  Richard will be dearly missed by all his friends and family.

Richard was born in Montreal, Quebec and he proudly received a B.Comm from the University of Ottawa.  He received a Master’s Degree from the University of Saskatchewan and then spent 32 years faithfully serving our Federal Government in increasing responsibility within Public Works.  Like most government employees, he wanted to give back to his community and he dedicated himself to bettering the lives of children at hockey rinks, first as a trainer, then a coach.  Volunteering first with hockey in Orleans, then rising with increasing roles to Chairman of the Ottawa Capitals.  Richard was also part owner of the Gloucester Rangers Jr. Team before moving into retirement.  Richard enjoyed his time helping others, constantly learning, being patient, teaching finance and most of all loving his family & friends.

A private service will be held at the family’s request.

Memorial Donations may be made in Richard Brigden name to: Canadian Cancer Society at: https://support.cancer.ca/site/donation

The Brigden family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at: Carefor & Bayshore HomeCare, the Orleans Palliative Care Group and TOH General & Civic campuses for all their care, dedication and compassion.

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Dear Stephanie,
My sincere condolences to you for the loss of your dad. My thoughts are with you and your family, and I wish you peace and courage through this difficult time. I did not know your dad personally, but I can see in your warm tribute to him that he was a wonderful and caring man, and a pillar of his community. Hugs to you and your family.

I’ll always remember the man who taught me to tie my tie, Hang in there Brigden’s, I’m thinking of you all.

Debbie and Family: I was so sad to hear of Richard’s passing. He was always such a great person. Quiet and kind.
I will remember the great nights we enjoyed at the ballpark in our Sudzers uniforms. Also, the great parties.
Take care of you Mom guys. Regards
Bob Hartley

Dear Stephanie, my deepest condolences for you and your family. I have said prayers for you and know that we are here for you if you need us. Take care of yourself.

All my sympathies to you Debbie to the children and to all the family.

Why do we have to lose the good people we have in our lives?

Mister Richard was a good wise and understanding man!

May his soul Rest In Peace!!!

Stephanie and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss and send my deepest condolences. Although I did not know your dad, it is obvious he is very loved and respected by many and made wonderful contributions to his community. May you find strength in each other during this most difficult time and find comfort in your cherished memories. Thinking of you.

Our deepest condolences to you, Debbi, and your family on Richard’s passing.

We have so many wonderful memories of Richard from the early days on Depatie, Maine and of course as next door neighbours.

You are in thoughts and prayers as you move forward during this very difficult time.

Wayne & Shirl

Saddened to hear of Richard’s passing spent a lot of time at the diamond in Orleans Wood playing ball together and socializing after on Grenoble Cr.Sending our heartfelt condolences to Debbie and the entire. Brigden family may the Gun RIP

Debbi, Michael and Stephanie

Please accept our sincere and deep condolences, to your loss. We had lots of great memories from Grenoble crescent

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time

Prospero and Lynda

My condolences to the Brigden Family. Richard was a kind and smart man. He will be missed.

Angelo D’Amico

Debbi, Michael and Steph. It is hard to believe that Richard has been taken away, he was part of our group and we made so many memories together and to this day just thinking about it, we smile. He will be missed and you are all in our hearts.
Bob, Carol, Francine and Pierre.

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