On August 26th, at about 3:30 am, Darlene Richardson, mother of Tom, Jay and Guy, wife of Warren, passed peacefully from this earth.
Darlene was a generous, kind and giving wife and mother as well as a moral and ethical guide for us all. She and Warren had the dubious task of raising three boys back in the 50's, 60s and 70's, as well as welcoming friends and relatives into her home that needed a place to stay and be loved and nurtured. We all made it through, and her parenting and her love never stopped
Darlene truly enjoyed the following role of grandparent and then great-grandparent
She crafted beautiful personalized hand made cards for all occasions that she sent to her family. She professionally sewed, stitched, and created stuffed animals and dolls in a variety that would put a commercial store to shame. Many friends and family were recipients of her gifts. Another one of her passions was baking. She baked cookies and just about any holiday confection you can think of. She often sent her special treats out as "care packages" to friends and family especially those that served in the military. Every year she baked special holiday assortments to give to her family and friends. She was a loving and sensitive woman being happily married for 64 years.
Darlene and Warren loved their retirement at the lake for nearly 25 years, and they were generous with their time hosting many a get together out there. The family and friends enjoyed bbqs, swimming and holidays at the lake. The neighbors grew fond of my folks and vise versa. Special thanks to Bill, Tish, Homer, Kananie and kids. You people were like family to Darlene and Warren, and saved their lives on a couple occasions. For this our family is eternally grateful.
She enjoyed their transition to Northpointe Village, taking part in nearly all clubs and activities available. Our dad
Warren still resides there. She loved the staff and they loved her. So, a special thanks to the staff that made her life there a real joy.
We miss you, mom. You're one of a kind, being loved and cherished by many, and will never be forgotten. Your pain these last few weeks is over, and may you rest in eternal peace. I know you had a Christian faith and heavenly hope, and may that be realized. You so deserve it.
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