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Carruthers, Richard G.

CARRUTHERS, Richard George –

It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Richard George Carruthers on February 26, 2020, in Guelph.

Beloved husband of over 56 years to Sharon; father to Lawrie and Wendy, father-in-law to David and Luis, grandfather to Claire, Miranda, Marisol and Gabriel.

Raised in the Kingsway and long-time resident of Erindale Village in Mississauga ‘Dick’ was also a loving son, a brother and a cherished friend. Long-standing and proud member of the Mississauga Rotary Club and Erindale United Church. Legendary raconteur, less-legendary singer and unofficial mayor of Koshlong Lake in Haliburton. Dick loved his family, his friends, his cottage and his community, and his absence will be felt by all.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Erindale United Church ( The memorial service which was to be held at Arbour Trails has been cancelled for the time being. Arrangements entrusted to WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 519-822-0051 or

A tree will be planted in memory of Richard G. Carruthers in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 2:30 pm.

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