Kenneth Richards laid to rest

Credit Union Stalwart, Kenneth Richards, was laid to rest on Saturday
Credit Union Stalwart, Kenneth Richards, was laid to rest on Saturday

The man described by many as a stalwart in the credit union movement, Kenneth Richards, was laid to rest at the Roseau Catholic cemetery after a funeral mass at the St. Alphonsus Catholic church.

Richards died last weekend at his home in Goodwill.

He became active in credit union work in 1956 and between then and 1975, he served in various capacities in the St. Alphonsus Credit Union (now the Central Co-operative Credit Union) and Dominica Co-operative Credit Union League.  Richards also served as a Director at the West Indies Conference of Credit Societies (WICCS) a regional credit union which preceded the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions (CCCU). Richards was awarded the Commonwealth of Dominica second highest award the Sisserou Award of Honour in 1983 in recognition of his contribution to the development of the Credit Union Movement in Dominica.

In his homily, main celebrant, Fr. Eustace Thomas, called the late Richards a ” spiritual guy who had a passion for his work. ”

According to Fr. Thomas, the fact that Richards prepared his funeral program means that he was “ready and prepared” and had no fear of death.
“When he opposed he was tough but when he sided he was crystal clear, ” Fr Thomas said.

He called on the faithful to follow in the footsteps of Richards by making time for God.

General manager of the Caribbean confederation of credit unions ( CCCU ) Ralph Wharton, President Charles Savarin, former President Eluid Williams and his wife along with past and present credit union staff and volunteers, attended the funeral mass which was concelebrated by 3 priests.

 

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4 Comments

  1. %
    April 25, 2016

    RIP Mr Richards.You served well!!

  2. Realist
    April 24, 2016

    One can probably deduce from his past work history present and past Presidents and 3 priests just to highlight a few attendees at his funeral that he was a true stand up guy spiritually and ethically May your soul rest in eternal peace along with your dear wife Tonia and recently deceased grandson Kevin “KP style” Richards .

  3. April 24, 2016

    yes spiritual and historical guy..

  4. Face the Facts
    April 24, 2016

    It is sad to know you have gone but it is to your eternal rest which God prepared for you at the appointed time. Wish you were not sick and could have remained longer with us but God has better plans for you.
    You have done your part in life, the best you possibly could do according to your ability, diligently giving your all. Now for your rest from your labor.
    Hope you are holding hands with your dear wife, Tonia. :)
    God bless your soul. God bless her soul. Rest in God’s glory and peace. Amen!

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