Richard has been a licensed funeral director for 43 years and is honoured and blessed to have walked with bereaved families in Haldimand, New Credit & Six Nations Communities. He supported an 18 year homeschool program for his 6 daughters, a local cooperative pre-school and as a coach for local youth sports. He has been involved for many years and is the current president of the Board of Haldimand Norfolk New Credit Victim Services and the Norfolk Poultry, Pigeon & Pet Stock Association. He enjoys his exhibition poultry, dogs, and quarter horses. His own personal experiences have helped with an understanding of care and compassion to those he meets.