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Thomas Cecil Richards, Jr. (1919-1942)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Friday, July 31, 1922


    There was a great shock felt throughout the community when it became khown that Mr. Cecil Richards, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Richards of this city, was drowned whilst swimming in Ear Lake last Sunday afternoon.

    The funeral service was held Tuesday in Christ Church, the Rev. L. G. Chappell officiating. Sympathetic friends of the family filled the church to over-flawing. The profusion of flowers placed on and around the bier and also in the chancel was a silent and eloquent tribute to the esteem in which Cecil was held throughout the community. The pallbearers, most of whom were his former schoolmates, were Messrs. Don Murray, R. Greenslade, D. Blaker, J. Boon, W. Rowlings and Lloyd Ryder.

    The untimely death of Cecil was deeply felt by all. He was born and raised in Whitehorse and after completing his education at the public school here went to the coast where he and his younger brother attended Chesterfield School, North Vancouver, B. C. He would have been 24 years of age in September.

    To his sorrowing parents and to members and relatives of the family sincerest sympathy is extended.