In Celebration of

Gerald Wurtele Richardson

August 30, 1947 -  September 7, 2020

Passed away peacefully on Monday, September 7, 2020 at age 73 years at Élisabeth Bruyere Hospital. Devoted husband of 50 years to Willene "Billie" (Maddox). Loving father of Robert (Hao-Wen Kong). Amazing grandfather of Amber-Rose and Caleb. Brother of John. Uncle of Lily Maase. Predeceased by parents Robert and Mary (Wurtele).

Gerald was a proud graduate of Gallaudet University (College at the time) Class of 1971 in Washington D.C. followed by a long career with Energy Mines and Resources (NR Can) in Ottawa. Gerald was a pillar of the deaf community in Ottawa and across Canada as well with interests in curling and most recently Ottawa Deaf Seniors Club.

The family thanks the staff at Ottawa General Hospital Cancer Ward and Palliative Care group at Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital for their loving care and support.

A Memorial Service will be live streamed on Sunday October 4, 2020 1:00pm. If you wish to join the service please copy and paste the link into your browser.
Private internment will be at Huntley Presbyterian Cemetery. If friends so desire Memorial Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society


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Bruce/Theresa Ullett (Friends)

Entered September 17, 2020 from Ottawa

We are sorry for the loss. We know Gerald for many, many years. We camped every 2 weeks in summers. We live on the same street for 45 years. Gerald was the great leader in the Ottawa Deaf community. He was clever in Chemistry, high tech, and many things. We will remember him.

Marilyn/Michael De La Franier (A good friend)

Entered September 20, 2020 from Kitchener, ON

Dear Billie/Family,

We knew our old friend, late Gerald Richardson at OSD, Belleville, ON. Gerald was very friendly and cheerful guy at OSD school.
Our heartfelt condolences are with you, Billie, in the loss of your beloved husband and family too.
Rest In Peace, Gerald Richardson. 🙏🏻🕊

Garnet Pink and Frances Tremblay (Friends)

Entered September 20, 2020 from Orleans,Ontario

Our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Billie and families.

Sherry Turner (Good friend)

Entered September 20, 2020

I have known him for more than 40 years. We travelled together for Canadian Deaf Curling along with his wife Billie. Gerald will be missed by many, especially those who are members of the Ottawa Deaf Seniors organization.

Godspeed, Gerald! Hugs to Billie, Bobby and family.

Love always,
Sherry, Twyla and Elbert

Carol southam (Friend)

Entered September 20, 2020 from Ottawa

Gerald is a great person with a big heart. RIP Gerald ... you no longer in pain ...


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