Richard Thomas

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, December 16, 2022
York Funeral Home's T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel
302 Brookside Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
(506) 458-9538


Douglas Rural Cemetery
123 Wilkins Avenue
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Obituary of Richard Lorne Waldo Thomas

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The passing of Richard Lorne Waldo Thomas of Fredericton, NB, husband of Joan (Vanderbeck) Thomas occurred on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital.  Born on January 1, 1939 in Fredericton, NB, he was the son of the late Floris (Wilson) Saunders (step father Byron Saunders) and father, Lorne Thomas. Richard worked for the NB Provincial Government.  Richard enjoyed bowling, square dancing, hunting and fishing; he also enjoyed going over to the Miramichi.


In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by daughter, Sandra Demerchant (Peter); son, Bradley Thomas, (Shelly); four grandchildren, Victor Chabot, Jeremy Chabot, Blake Thomas Archibald and Bailey Demerchant; sister, Dawn Sullivan (Ted) in Ontario; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Susan Chabot (Daniel); sister, Elda Milton and brother, Steven Thomas; brother in law, Gus Milton.

The Memorial Service will take place at York Funeral Home’s T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel on Friday, December 16, 2022 at 11 am with Rev. Kay Clowater officiating.  The family have requested that masks are to be worn for the service.  Interment will take place in Douglas Rural Cemetery in the spring.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Personal condolences may be offered through


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