Peacefully in hospital blessed by the love of his family on Friday, September 15, 2017, aged 83 years. Married to his soul mate Maralyn Joynt for 58 years. Dad and friend to his precious daughters Brenda Lee (Brian O’Farrell) and Kathleen (Benoit Regimbald). Devoted grandfather to Renee Regimbald and Alannah O’Farrell. Brother of Enid Rabb of Smiths Falls, Lorraine (Gaston Tremblay) of Thunder Bay and Dallas (Brian Reinke) of Ottawa. He will be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Dr. J.A. Kearns and Juliette Richard, sisters Adele (Roy Thomas), Moira (Harry Ottenhof) and brother-in-law Jack Rabb. Fondly remembered by Maralyn’s family Wayne (Marilyn) Joynt and Norma-Lee (Warren) Churchill. Richard was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway as a Rail Traffic Controller for 35 years. An avid outdoorsman, hockey player, hockey fan, and gifted storyteller who enjoyed playing his guitar. A life well lived. A special thank you to the team of doctors and nurses at the ACE Unit of the Queensway Carleton Hospital for their excellent care and compassion. Friends may pay respects at Kelly Funeral Home, Kanata Chapel 580 Eagleson Road Ottawa, ON 613-591-6580 on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Parish Fallowfield, 15 Steeple Hill Crescent, Nepean, ON on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Richard, please consider the ACE Unit, Queensway Carleton Hospital or the Canadian National Institute for The Blind. Condolences and sharing memories at www.kellyfh.ca.