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Myrna Richards

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Myrna Anne Richards (Tays) on October 27, 2023. Myrna took her last breath at the Saint John Regional Hospital in Saint John, NB. She was born on June 8, 1941, in Mercer Settlement, New Brunswick, and was the second of Horace and Doris Tays’ eight children, including Carole, Kenny, Dale, Maureen, Linda, Brian, and Sheryl. Myrna tied the knot with Donald Richards in 1964, and together they raised two children named Eric (Genevieve Desmarais) and Elizabeth (Michael Keleher). Her grandsons, Maxwell, Owen, and Xavier, brought immense joy to her life.

Myrna, an alumnus of Teacher’s College in Fredericton, pursued further education at the University of New Brunswick, where she earned a Bachelor of Education and a Law Degree. Her commitment to public service was evident in her role as the Chairperson of the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women and Vice Chairperson of the New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board. She also served on the Premier’s Council on Health, dedicating her efforts to fostering positive change in various realms.

While her absence leaves a void in our hearts, we take solace in knowing that Myrna has been reunited with her parents, beloved husband, son, and siblings, namely Kenny, Maureen, and Dale. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), located at 1063 Main Street Hampton, NB. Family and friends are welcome to pay their respects during the visitation on Friday, November 17, from 4 to 7 PM. Additionally, a funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Hampton at 1:00 PM on November 18, 2023. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Myrna’s memory can be made to Hestia House in Saint John or the charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences and memorial donations can be submitted through ReidsFH.com.

We bid farewell to a remarkable individual whose impact will be felt for generations to come. Myrna’s legacy will forever be cherished, and she will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

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