Elda Richmond

A photo of Elda Richmond


Blenheim United Church
Monday November 18, 2019
11:00 a.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Sunday November 17, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Elda Richmond, beloved wife of the late Alex Richmond (2004) passed away on November 14, 2019.  Born in Dahinda, Saskatchewan on November 10, 1924 Elda was the last surviving member of her family having been predeceased by her parents Charles & Naomi (Cundle) Morrow and by her siblings Clara, Ruby, Lloyd, Wesley, Gordon, James, Arthur, George and Fred.

Elda was a wonderful mother and mother-in-law to her seven children; Ruth & Glen Babcock, Gordon & Linda Richmond, Wayne & Barbara Richmond and Marvin & Carol Richmond all of Blenheim, Cheryl & Mickey Brooke of Morpeth, Gerry & Anita Richmond of Ridgetown and Tamara & Ian Toll of Blenheim.  She will be remembered fondly by all of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her grandson Jonathan Goodbrand in 2018.

Elda and Alex farmed together for many years and raised their family at Huffmans Corner.  She was a long-time member and supporter of the Blenheim United Church and was well known for her baking and her talent as an upholsterer.

Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home for visitation on Sunday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m.  A Funeral Service for Elda will be held in the Blenheim United Church on Monday November 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Friends wishing to remember Elda with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Hospice or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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My heart is heavy learning of this lady's passing. Deepest sympathies to the families..sending prayers to all .may she rest in piece

I am so very sorry to hear of Elda,s passing. She was a sweet kind lady who I met many years ago through her wonderful upholstery work. I have many pieces that she completed for me and will be reminded of her whenever I look at them. Again, I am very sorry for your loss.

To the Richmond Family: Thinking of you with sympathy, prayers and caring. Elda was a great talented lady. We too, have some of her beautiful handiwork in our home.

Sending sincere condolences to the entire Richmond family on the passing of your mom. Elda was a very special lady to so many in the community. She was always welcoming and positive whenever she was in your presence. Elda's upholstering skills were amazing and I will fondly remember her when I use those pieces of furniture in my cottage that she so skillfully transformed. Elda was a wonderful lady who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

We are sorry to hear of Aunt Elda's passing. We have fond memories of times we spent at her home. She always was interested in what our family was doing and tried to keep us up on the latest Morrow news--from the East to the West. She took good care of our dad, Lloyd, who she often called "John". Last summer when we visited her, she entertained us with afternoon tea and delicious homebaked goodies. She loved her family, and we were happy to see some of them whenever we visited her. I cherish the photos we took of her that day. God be with you, her family. With our love and prayers , Joe & Sharon (Morrow) Smith & family

So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very kind lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Bernadette and Rick

Tammy, Ian , Emily and family. We are saddened to hear the passing of your mom and grandmother. May she Rest In Peace and God, Family and friends enjoy some great memories of Elda. 🙏💞

Sorry to hear of Mrs. Richmond's passing. She was a wonderful, kind hearted lady.

Condolence to the whole Richmond family from Bob and I and our families.

So sorry for our loss. She was always there when we needed her. Her family always came first. She will be missed but we will hold onto our memories.

My deepest sympathy to the Richmond family

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

We were so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Our own mother (Evelyn Tompkins Jenkinson) has mobility and cognitive issues that make it difficult for us to bring her to the services. Huffmans Corners is our "home" and Elda was an integral part of that. We have so many wonderful memories of your mom, as she was not just a beautiful person, but a cherished friend of our family. Our prayers are with you as you say goodbye to a very dear lady. Fran McKeen, on behalf of the Jenkinson family.

Sending my condolences and love

so very sorry to hear of the passing of Elda. What a great Lady in many ways. Hope you all can cherish the many good memories and forever keep her in your hearts. Love & Prayers Ron & Jan Graves

So sorry to hear of your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

My condolences to the Richmond family. Elda was a lovely lady whom I got to know through many pieces of upholstered furniture. Most are still being used and still look beautiful. She was so very talented! Thinking of you all at this time.

Deepest sympathy to my cousins. Aunt Elda’s passing brings a flood of memories of family dinners at the farm with wondrous smells coming from her kitchen and parlour games after dinner. She was the centre of it all and so calm in the chaos. The end of a generation! Judy Morrow Capps Ottawa

I remember your Mom and Dad when I was growing up at Huffmans Corners My dad was Norman and we lived on De Clarks farm and went to school with some of you. Your Mom was a great lady. my condolences Sherry Parr [Russell]

Sincere sympathy to all the family.

My sincere condolences to all of the Richmond family on your sad loss. Elda was a wonderful caring person who will be missed by so many. I treasure my memories of her whenever I see the wonderful upholstered chairs which she did for me. Bev Whitelaw

Our deepest condolences to all our “Eastern” family. Aunt Elda was a great lady who will be missed by many. She will always hold a special place in our “Western” hearts.💗Hugs to all.

We are so very sorry for the passing of your Mother. She was a pillar in the community. Bless you all.

I would like to pass on my condolences to the family. I remember all the good times we had down on the farm and Elda was such a lovely lady.

Our sincere sympathy to you Tammy and families. KeepI got you in our thoughts and prayers at this time of loss.

Our condolences and prayers go out to all the Richmond families.... Elda Richmond had a special gift of hospitality that made everyone feel welcome and at home. Her beautiful smile was sincere, she was always interested in people and was present in the moment. Our memories of this lovely lady are treasures, she was full of fun, laughter and some cute jokes. She loved her family dearly and knew what each of them were up to. Second to none were her delicious pies and baking mm..mm..m.! Though our hearts are heavy with the loss of Aunt Elda, we will see her again one day in heaven. Charles and Shirley Greff

I'm sorry to hear about Elda. She was loved very much by her family, her church, and her community.

Our condolences to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Elda was a very lovely and caring lady. We will miss her smiling face.

Thinking of You All 🌹 May Edna ~Mrs Richmond RIP ~ She was a lovely lady , dedicated to her Family, great Seamstress / Upholsterer & a good hearted neighbour 💗 May your happier memories bring you comfort in the days to come ~Sincerely Cindy Ayres

So sorry to hear about your loss. She was a very sweet and kind lady. My prays are with you and your whole family in this time of grief.

Sorry for your loss, our prayers and thoughts are with you

Deepest sympathy for your loss. Of a lovely lady

Richmond Family..... so sorry for the loss of this wonderful lady, thinking of you during this time, sorry we will be unavailable to attend her services, as we are away at this time ….. hugs to everyone …..

Thinking of the family with fond and loving memories of Aunt Elda. Larry and Family

Our heartfelt condolences to the Richmond family. Elda was a great lady and neighbour. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

We are so sorry for your family’s loss. May she rest in peace in God’s loving arms.

My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you. She will always have a special place in my heart. I am so sorry for your loss.

Very thankful to have awesome memories of Elda. She will be missed. Sincere condolences to the Richmond family.

Marvin and Carol, Kathy and Brian sorry to hear of your loss. Please know we are thinking of you all.

my heart goes out to all of you she was such a caring person . I remember so many days we spent together and special occasions. Love to all of you at this difficult time Barb Harris and family

Tammy, Ian and family... Thinking of you all. God's peace. Kathy, John and Jack Noble

Marvin, Carol and Richmond family... so sorry to hear of your loss... may your memories help you thru this difficult time...

Our deepest condolences to Gerry and the Richmond family. Sarah & Gord Duplessis Shoo, James and Justen Wilkes

My heart goes out to all the families. I have many fond memories to cherish. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and especially to my son, Craig Richmond and my daughter, Tracy Richmond who will miss very, very much the visits with their Grandmother. Prayers and condolences to all.

Thinking of you all. What a wonderful legacy of memories you all have to cherish. May you find comfort in these memories. Brenda Rumble

So sorry for your loss she was an amazing and hard working woman. She will be happy being reunited with your dad.

My condolence to all the family . She was incredible upholstering some of my furniture & what a long life she had .God bless her.

Our deepest condolences to all who carry on auntie Elda's legacy. I have wonderful memories of spending summer days on the farm, the family, the food....oh the food, and the laughter. She will be missed.

Elda will be missed by all! Such a caring and giving lady. My heart is heavy today, and I know yours is too. You are all in my prayers.

A very sweet loving lady. As we prepare for this year’s church bazaar, I am reminded of her delicious elderberry pie she was famous for.

I am so sorry for your lost. You will all be in our prayers and thoughts.