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Albert Austin Richardson


Chief Petty Officer, RCNVR


Born: 14 Nov 1914, Pleasant Point, Nova Scotia


Died: 25 Feb 1994, Halifax, Nova Scotia


RICHARDSON, Albert Austin 79, Colonial Nursing Home, Halifax, died February 25, 1994 in the home. Born in Pleasant Point, he was the son of the late Gordon and Nellie (Decker) Richardson. He was a chief petty officer in the Canadian Navy during the Second World War, and spent most of his life as a seaman. He is survived by two daughters, Daphne, Shirley, both of Montreal; two sons, Leslie, Montreal; Allen, Vancouver, several grandchildren; five sisters, Brenda, East Sable River; Evelyn, Dartmouth; Elizabeth, Prince Rupert, B.C.; Kathleen, Pleasant Point; Florence, Bridgewater; two brothers, Cecil, Allendale; Carl, De Bay Cove. He was predeceased by a sister, Roberta; brother, Arthur. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at sea at a later date. Donations may be made to Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia." During the war years he served on the corvettes, HMCS ROSTHERN K169 and HMCS DUNVEGAN K177. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea on July 23, 1994 at Pleasant Point. There is a memorial plaque at Osborne Cemetery for him. His son, Leslie is actively pursuing and documenting the Richardson family genealogy. (The Halifax Chronicle-Herald)


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