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Richard Joseph Paul-Emile Arsenault

ARSENAULT, Richard Joseph Paul-Emile - 1937 - 2019 It is with a sad heart that his family announces the death of their dear husband, father and grandfather on April 3, 2019. Richard was the beloved husband of Francine MacGillivray Arsenault and the loving father of David Arsenault (Lisa MacGregor), Kingston, Kathleen Arsenault (Marc Lewis) of Ottawa, and Jamie Arsenault (Melanie Tallen) of Kingston. He was a great ?Poppa? to Nathaniel, Allesha and Dawson Arsenault, Georgia Lewis and Riley Arsenault who will dearly miss him. Richard was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Lucienne Arsenault and by his sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Robert Shore, as well as his brother-in-law, Father Jim MacGillivray, C.C. And Earl MacGillivray in 1968. A special cousin, Diane (Art Brewer) will mourn his passing, as will Makayla Colette and her brother and sister Sam and Sophie Tallen who also called him Poppa. Numerous relatives and friends will miss his humor. Richard was born and attended school in Verdun, Quebec. He left school to drive transports for his uncle but was soon able to be employed by the Montreal Gazette where he reached the level of Journeyman feeder as a lithographer. His hobby of car painting and bodywork led him to go partners in a garage with his friend Paul Fiola. By 25, his dexterity with his hands made it possible for him to be the supervisor of machine repairs for the Monarch Marketing Systems. In 1964, he married Francine MacGillivray and soon had a son, a daughter and another son. He began to work as a Millwright for Westons Bakery, in Kingston, where he continued for the next 32 years. During that time he built a fine log bungalow north/east of Kingston, outside Perth Road Village. He raised animals on this hobby farm and had a huge garden that provided for many of their needs. His children saw how, with hard work, the land and God would provide. Richard and his family attended Saint Patrick's church at Railton where he was a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus until his heart gave out and his illness kept him at home. Richard or Ric, as most called him, was a Renaisance man. He drew, painted amazing scenes and could making anything one desired. He carved cradles for his grandchildren and built decks for them all. In all his married life, a repairman was never needed. His family was very blessed by his humour and very presence. Visitation at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME - TOWNSHIP CHAPEL, 435 Davis Drive on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of a Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick's Church, Railton on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Rite of Committal will follow reception at St Patrick's Cemetery on Keeley Road. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Richard name may be made to the U.H.K.F. or the Heart and Stroke Association. Online Condolences www.gftompkinstownship.ca13333297
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Posted by Lynn Ferguson (Neighbor) On Monday, April 8, 2019
My sincere condolences to Francine and family on your loss.
Posted by Bill & Emily Flynn (Friends) On Friday, April 5, 2019
Francine and family, we send our sincere condolences to you on the loss of your husband, father and Poppa Richard.

Bill and Emily

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Posted by Pat compeau (Friend) On Friday, April 5, 2019
I am happy for Ric that his suffering is over and he is in the arms of Jesus. My love and prayers to you Francine and your family in your great loss

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