Reverend Robert Richmond

A photo of Reverend  Robert Richmond

Reverend Robert Alexander Richmond passed away on Monday October 11, 2021 just days after making the trek from Halifax, NS to visit his younger sister Wendy Holmes in Blenheim.  He was 74 years old; one of three children born to the late Catherine & Alexander Richmond and is survived by Wendy (Fred) Holmes and Ruth (Bill) Neil along with their families.

Robert will be remembered fondly by his wife Narda Carmona Vela in Nova Scotia, his daughter Kristi (Brian) McKinnon in Calgary, by Narda’s daughters Hedayza and Narda Calderon Carmona and by his grandchildren.  In his life he accomplished many things and wore many hats.  He was an avid bass guitar player and was proud to have served as an Anglican Priest for the past thirty years.  His kindness and generosity will be missed by many.

It was Robert’s wish that cremation take place.  His family will remember him privately at this time followed by a Funeral Service in St. Andrews Anglican Church in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.


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To Bob's family ,We are both shocked and saddened to hear of Bob's passing,Bob and I worked at Halifax cabel vision many years ago,and made many trips to Liscomb Guys county to spend time with myself,brother John and my family.Many years later were able to reconnect when he moved to our community of Tangier to become our Anglican minister,it was great getting to talk about the old days,and laugh together again.He was a great minister,and even a better friend.Rest easy Bob,now your making music with the angels.😢❤

To Bob's family ,We are both shocked and saddened to hear of Bob's passing,Bob and I worked at Halifax cabel vision many years ago,and made many trips to Liscomb Guys county to spend time with myself,brother John and my family.Many years later were able to reconnect when he moved to our community of Tangier to become our Anglican minister,it was great getting to talk about the old days,and laugh together again.He was a great minister,and even a better friend.Rest easy Bob,now your making music with the angels.😢❤

Grace and peace to family and friends in this loss of Robert. I remember him so fondly as a colleague in Parrsboro. Our inter-church events were good at that time, thanks to Robert as part of the team. Singing as a trio with the United Church minister was a fun addition to ecumenism. His encouragement to me, a new Baptist minister, was gracious. And I shall always remember the day he said to me, "So, Jeff, when are you going to become an Anglican?"

Narda and family, We are so sorry for your loss, much too soon. We'll always remember Rev Robert fondly. Sincerely, Leigh, John, Sophie and Otto & Lorraine

This is a very late message but no less heart felt. It was only today that I found out about Robert's untimely passing. Such a shock as we had been talking only a few weeks before this about new liturgies and the like - things to bring a new voice, a different perspective to our worship times. He was always looking forward. We got to know and love him when he was a priest at St. George's, New Glasgow. He also played bass and worked with Monica and her Pictou District Honour Choir providing an invaluable bass line to many choral pieces. He will be sadly missed by his many, many friends and admirers. RIP dear friend.

Ritchie was a great bass player, who I had the pleasure of playing with in the late 70's along with Joe Murphy, Terry Edmunds, Dick Snook and John Howitt. The 'Ravioli Brothers'. He will be missed. My heart goes out to all his family. R.I.P. '

Robert was in the parish of Sheet Harbour for a short time when my father passed away. I remember him as such a kind and very gentle man . He was a great comfort to our family .. Condolences to his family,

My sincere condolence to all Robert’s family .As a colleague and friend to so many , his compassionate ministry and giftedness in music will be greatly missed . May he rest In Peace and light perpetual shine upon him .

It is with great sadness that I send condolences to Robert's wife and family on his unexpected passing. I met Robert when he came to the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax at a time of transition for the Cathedral and as we were planning for and embarking on the 100th anniversary celebrations for the church. With his understated leadership, Robert was the perfect pastoral leader and was greatly appreciated by the Cathedral congregation. It is evident from the many tributes to him that Robert was much loved by so many - he surely will be missed - may he rest in peace and rise in glory. Cynthia Pilichos

I met Richie when I was 16 years old. He played in a band called The Lost Children. They had long hair and lived together in a house in Halifax, and made their living playing music. I was totally enthralled by them, and went anywhere to see them, particularly at The Shore Club in Hubbards. We kept in touch, and jammed together many years later. So saddened to hear of his passing, see you on the other side, my friend.

What a profound loss. A person of faith, compassion, and a wickedly dry wit.

I met Richie in 1976 and have felt his presence in my life ever since. His first lesson was teaching me how to make the "perfect egg"--I have known Richie as a great friend, mentor, counselor, musician and confidant. I felt always, that I could call upon him at anytime--and I did--and he never failed me, even to reforming in the studio to do a final cd for SYLVESTER STRETCH--he was right there. Richie, was the best at anything he put his hand and mind to. I will miss our coffee talks and our Scotch tasting, but his presence in my life will be forever--Thank you most Rev. Robert(Richie) Richmond, for being a special part in my life ...I know we will meet again, bye for now.

Dear Narda and family of Richie... I'm so sad at the news of Richie's passing, but in truth it's a selfish feeling because I know I'll never see his smile or hear his wonderful voice again. I think now of the countless people touched by the ripples of his influence, as he wielded his wit, wisdom, honesty and sensitivity through the many years of playing music, touching souls and sharing both the wonder and sometimes brutal truth of existence as he saw it. We're so lucky to have had such an extraordinary man touch our lives. I love you, Richie. Rest easy, you awesome dude.

I am so very sorry to hear of Robert's death. He and your family are in my prayers. May he rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon him.

Sending our deepest condolences to all Robert's family. We met Robert in 1988/1989 when he was a student at St. Mark's in Halifax. He was tireless in supporting the parish at that time when we were transitioning between priests. More recently, Robert has been a regular performer in our Jubilate Singers' & Friends Festival of Carols for Christmas food boxes. In fact, we'd just been emailing back and forth about arrangements for this year's virtual concert. We will deeply miss his talent, professionalism and selflessness in his dedication to the concert. God bless you all as you grieve his passing.

I am happy to have known Robert from his time in Parrsboro/Fox River. He was a friendly, deeply caring man who always had time and a smile for you. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to his entire family!! Rest in Peace, Robert and thank you for touching our lives.

We send our sincere sympathies to Robert's family. We remember him fondly, as members of the college of clergy in Nova Scotia/PEI. May his soul rest in peace and rise with Christ in glory. Blessings, Rev. Krista Hilton & Rev. Tom Vaughan (St. Catharines, Ontario)

My sympathies to all Robert’s loved ones. He and I met while studying for ministry and continued friends through the years. We were so honoured when Robert agreed to be our son’s Godfather. Rest In Peace my friend

Dear Narda and family, …So Sorry to hear about Robert’s passing! About three years ago I visited with my guitar and we jammed in your living room for a couple of days! A special memory blessing for me with Robert! Some of the best music making I was blessed to experience were with Robert!!! He was a faithful friend to me and I loved that we shared our faith in Jesus our Lord! We pray that Jesus will carry you ,and all Robert’s family , through this great loss of your loved one, in Jesus Almighty Name we pray!

I met Robert when he ably steered All Saints Cathedral in Halifax through a transitional time; he and my mother were good "coffee hour" friends. He was kind, gentle, wise. He got me into teaching Sunday school telling me: "It's not rocket science." I still teach Sunday school 15 years later. Sometimes it IS rocket science but I've always been grateful to him for gently nudging me onto this path. I am so sorry for your loss. Elissa

Our deepest sympathy and prayers are sent to Robert's family. We remember him so well from his time as a student under Donald at Holy Spirit , Dartmouth. His whit and love of music as well as the faith he showed in his daily life will remain a lasting memory for all of us to treasure. Prayers ascending, Fr. Donald and Sarah.

On behalf of our family and the members of Minas lodge #67 in Parrsboro, NS please accept our deepest condolences. A good man in every sense of the words---- gone too soon. God bless.

So very sorry to learn of Robert's passing. He was a true man of the "cloth" and will be missed my many. Have a lot of warm memories of Robert when he was part of the ministry team here at Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton (part of the Anglican Churches of Pictou County). His dedication, kindness and generosity were immeasurable. God bless my biking pal and rejoice with the angels that you now play bass with.

Our family sends sincere condolences to the Late Robert Richmond's family. We were so fond of Fr. Robert's priestly care of our congregation of the Cathedral Church of All Saints in Halifax. Our prayers and our thoughts go before the Blessed Trinity as we remember Robert. Kent, Sarah and Bailey and Gilbert

Condolences to the family remember him in Parrsboro

Cobdolences to Robert's family & friends. I knew Robert from his time spent in Parrsboro as our Minister. A caring person.

My sincere condolence to all of Robert`s family. During his time in Parrsboro, he was a fellow musician and friend to my father who passed away in 2017. Dad enjoyed Robert`s company and their shared passion for music. Robert sent me a very nice note when Dad passed that was much appreciated. RIP Robert. Loving thoughts to his family. Janice

Richie was a bass player's bass player . Back in "the day " he was revered as one of the original PepperTree members . A great guy and a great talent . He shall be missed by all when were fortunate enough to have crossed his path in Life .

Sending sincere condolences to the family. Rev. Robert was instrumental and encouraging me to play the organ at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Fox River while he was priest. He surely will be missed by all who knew him.

My deepest condolences. Richie was a great friend of mine, more like brothers. We played together the Sunday before he headed up to Ontario. We had a great musical afternoon and were looking for more of the same when he got back to Halifax.

So very sorry to hear of Roberts passing. My sincere condolences to all the family. Remember him well from his time in Parrsboro when he served our parish, a wonderful kind man.

Very sorry to hear about Robert's passing. We did some music ministry together and were colleagues in Christ. His humour is something I will remember about him. May God bless him and keep him, may his face shine upon him and may he rest in peace and rise in glory.

rip my friend

So very sorry to hear of Robert's passing. I remember him well when he was our rector in The Parish of Holy Trinity, Tangier on the Eastern Shore. My family and I were very appreciative of his support doing my Dad's 1st heart attack while he & my Mum were visiting family in BC in 1993. He called her every few days for a check up and to offer prayers. Robert was also kind enough to be a part of my Dad's funeral in 2008. We will miss him. May he Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory. Lauralee Kennedy

To Robert’s family and close friends- Please accept my condolences on the passing of such a wonderful, kind man. Robert was an outstanding priest in our Diocese and no doubt, will be dearly missed by his family, friends and congregants. Sincerely, Cynthia Stilwell

So sorry to hear this news. My condolences to the family. Robert will I know rest in peace and rise with Christ in glory.

So sorry to hear of Roberts death , he was a valued part of our college of clergy . His kindness , and balanced loving approach to any thing we had to deal with was always a blessing . May he Rest In Peace and rise in glory . Our love and prayers to all you who loved him and were loved by him. Rev John Ferguson & Rev Carolyn Tomlin

Dear Narda and family, I grieve with you at the death of Robert. He was a role model that I thank God for. A wonderful pastor, priest, and teacher and a darn good friend.

Wendy, Fred, and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Strength and comfort to you in these difficult days. Bill and Olwen Terris

So sad to hear of your brothers passing Wendy. Sending our condolences to all during this difficult time

Wendy and Family..... We are sadden to read of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincere condolences.❤🙏

Wendy, Fred and families. Please know we are thinking of you. Prayers coming your way.