We Remember

RICHMAN, Milton Laverne

June 2, 1923 — October 31, 2021

In loving memory of Milton LaVerne Richman who went home to be with the Lord on October 31, 2021, at age 98.

Milton is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Margaret Isabel; his three daughters: Christine (Eric) Tromsness, Mary (Glen) Ratzlaff, and Janet (David) Shreve; his grandchildren: Mark (Zahra) Tromsness, Rebecca (Gabriel) Navarro, Jonathan (Keertana) Tromsness, Jessie-Anne Tromsness, Matthew (Emily) Ratzlaff, Timothy (Andrea) Ratzlaff, and Christopher (Sarah) Ratzlaff; and great-grandchildren: Emmanuelle, Santiago, Camila, & Lucienne Navarro, Ari Tromsness, and Freya & Rory Ratzlaff.

Milton was born in Edmonton in 1923, and he worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway and the City of Edmonton. He was a man of God, serving faithfully in the church; a lover of music, singing in choirs and quartets; a man who loved sports of all kinds: baseball, bowling, biking, hockey, roller-blading, golfing, hiking, swimming; and a lover of nature – always noting the beauty of God’s creation ~ a sunset, the colours of the seasons, local birds and animals.

Dad was a beautiful example of a life led in and through Jesus. His spontaneous and endearing smile, kind words, and great sense of humour will be forever etched in our memory. He was both a gentleman and a gentle man, his eyes lighting up at the sight of babies and children! While we miss him greatly, it is a gift and a comfort to have experienced a full, close, and beautiful life with him. Cherished memories will forever live on within us.

His peaceful passing was in keeping with the way he chose to live each day – his love for the Lord was visible to the end! Those who knew him or cared for him witnessed his enduring faithfulness to God, his wife and family, his kindness, and gratitude.

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” (Psalm 116: 15)

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice – this would reflect Dad’s most generous heart!

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