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Richard E. Nemis

NEMIS, Richard E. - Sadly we announce the passing of Richard E. Nemis on March 9, 2019. Richard, or Dick, as he was fondly called, a “Northern Boy”, was born in Sudbury, Ontario in 1938 to the late James and Chrissie Nemis. He was predeceased by his wife Diane (Coulson) and is survived by his children Jennifer Elizabeth and Richard James. He also leaves behind his brother Terry and sister Melody (husband Charles), several nieces and a nephew, plus a multitude of great friends and boat pals. He was educated at the University of Ottawa and Osgoode Hall and, after a short career as a lawyer, he dipped his feet into the interesting world of Mining Exploration where he definitely left a mark. With his beautiful smile, intelligence and integrity he raised millions to invest in some “big finds” including Eagle River, Windfall Lake and many others. His greatest legacy will be the Ring of Fire, which he discovered with the ultimate team (The best of the best). With Dick at the helm of Noront Resources, and most recently Bold Ventures, companies he originally named and founded, the world now has one of its biggest chromite discoveries. It was his fondest wish that one day this area in Northern Ontario would be developed. Friends can meet at ROADHOUSE & ROSE FUNERAL HOME , 157 Main Street S., Newmarket on Friday March 15, 2019 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. to share stories and remember. A Celebration of his life will be held on at 6 p.m. on Saturday March 16, 2019 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Richard Nemis Ring of Fire First Nation Community Trust at, or Margaret Bahen Hospice (905-967-1500). And the legend lives on…13330172
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To a friend
Posted by Jim and Barb Kozlich (Friends) On Monday, March 18, 2019
From sharing an apartment in our wild and crazy days at Ottawa University, Dick and I (two Sudbury boys), have kept in touch. We were supposed to meet again last fall - but he postponed until this spring. I was really looking forward to seeing him again. I will grieve the loss of this unique man.

Jim and Barb Kozlich, Sudbury

Posted by Steve Monk (Summer Hockey friend) On Sunday, March 17, 2019
Richard, I'm very sorry for your loss.

Chris & I knew him through summer hockey, ages ago.

Keep strong.

Posted by Edmund Elbert (Friend and colleague) On Saturday, March 16, 2019
Dick and I have been friends for over 20 years. One of the key people that gave me an interest in the mining industry. Will miss his positive attitude. He was never a quitter whether it be for his companies or for fighting his sickness. I have always looked up to Dick and will forever hold high respect for him. A good friend lost but never forgotten.

Edmund Elbert & Family

Fond memories and a sad day
Posted by Clifford Martin (Friend) On Friday, March 15, 2019
Dick was a great friend, and wonderful ally. When I learned of his passing I felt a profound loss and sadness, but those feelings were tempered by fond memories of good times. My deepest sympathy for his family and friends in this difficult time.
Sad goodby
Posted by Margaret Robertson (Friend) On Friday, March 15, 2019
Dick was a great friend to me and my husband Art...I was saddened to hear of his death yesterday .When we retired to Collingwood in the90s Dick would surprise us with a visit out of the blue. Hate to say goodby...he will be missed

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