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Jeff ""Heapster"" Neal Richard


Jeff ""Heapster"" Neal Richard

RICHARD- It is with profound sadness and broken hearts the family announces that Jeffrey "Heapster" Neal Richard passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on April 11, 2015 at Bobby's Hospice, Saint John, NB.

Husband of Shari (LeBlanc) Richard of Saint John, NB.

He was born June 28, 1970 in St. Stephen, NB., son of Ray (Sharon) Richard of Moores Mills, NB and Linda Richard of Saint John, NB.

Survived by his wife, his parents, one sister, Pam Richard one brother, Josh Richard, one step brother, Christopher Justason, one step sister, Joanie Justason, nieces and nephews; Megan, Matthew, Alex, Cortney, Nicholas, Annie, and A.J., mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joe and Marilyn Deveau and his K-9 friend, Koda, many aunts and uncles.

Jeff was a graduate of St. Stephen High School Class of 1988 and a UNB graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. This led to a career as a Survey Tech working on the construction of the Confederation Bridge to PEI. After the completion of the bridge project, he returned to college in Lawrencetown, NS to further his education in Surveying. He spent many years travelling to locations such as, Massachusetts, Maine, Vancouver, New York, California and Mississippi for different bridge construction jobs. After many years of travelling for work he and Shari settled in Saint John, NB where he started a new job with Canada Post.

Jeff was an avid rugby player and he especially enjoyed his time playing with the St Stephen "Swines".

Family and friends are all invited to attend a celebration of Jeff's life at the Moores Mills Community Hall,24 Moores Mills Road, Moores Mills, NB on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 6-8 PM.

Jeff was passionate about all animals, so for those who wish, remembrances to your local SPCA would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Funeral arrangements in care of The S. O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St Stephen, NB.