It is with great sadness that the family of Max Richardson are announcing his sudden passing on March 25, 2019.
Max was born in Worthington, Missouri on April 18, 1953 to the late Willia and Berdean Richardson. He had many wonderful memories growing up and working on his parents’ farm. Max maintained close lifelong relationships with his high school classmates from Schuyler County R-1 High School class of 1971. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Army, serving 4 years, then returned home to study at Northeast Missouri State University.
His early working years were spent as an auditor with Georgia-Pacific Building Supplies. He was able to travel the country doing this work and it was while performing an audit at Georgia-Pacific in Moncton, NB, that he met and married Mary Beverly Brehaut of Newcastle on December 27, 1980. Shortly after their marriage Max left his beloved country (USA) to immigrate to Canada where he studied law at Dalhousie University. When his study was completed, they moved to Fredericton NB where he practiced law until shortly before his death. During their life together they raised two boys. Max was extremely proud of Andrew and Bradley and the wonderful men they became. When his grandson Sawyer William was born his exuberance could not be hidden. Although he never had the opportunity to meet his second grandchild Eli Maxwell, he was for the second time, an extremely proud Grampie who greatly looked forward to their FaceTime.
Max was well known for his sharp sense of humour and was a knowledgeable and versed conversationalist. He had a unique sense of fashion, especially hats, that left none wondering if there was still any country left in the man. He cherished his time with family and passed on this virtue.
Left to mourn Max’s passing is Mary, his wife of 39 years; his sons Andrew (Katee) of Halifax, NS and Bradley (Kendra) and their children Sawyer William and Eli Maxwell of Manhattan, Kansas. Also surviving are his sisters Mary Lee (Paul) Bailey of Queen City, Missouri and Jean Ellen Richardson of Columbia, Missouri. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at McAdam’s Funeral Home on Friday, April 5 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. A funeral service will take place at the Rusagonis Baptist Church on Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 with the Rev. Brent MacDonald officiating. For those who wish, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.