Sylvan Lake

Funeral Home

(403) 887-2151

Send Us A Message

5019 47A Ave

Sylvan Lake, AB (Map)

Richmond, Cecile
February 11, 1936 - February 22, 2019
Service:Thursday, February 28, 2019
2:00 pm
A Celebration of Cecile’s life will be held at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Sylvan Lake, AB, 5020 48st, Sylvan Lake,AB on February 28th, 2019 at 2:00pm.


Cecile Betty Ann Richmond
Cecile Richmond, of Sylvan Lake, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 22nd at the Red Deer Hospital at the age of 83 years.

Cecile will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her sons Curt (Krista) and Vern (Tania) beloved grandchildren Caelin (Mark), Ryan, Kendra and Kyle. She will also be missed by her sister Doris (Wil) Richmond, and in-laws Lloyd (Carol) Reid, and Shirley Richmond as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Cecile was predeceased by Cliff, her husband of 32 years, in 1997. Also her parents, and twin sisters Mary and Nel.

Cecile Betty Ann Hnatiw was born Feb 11, 1936 in Crooked River, Saskatchewan to Paul and Lena Hnatiw. She moved to Alberta at the age of 28 where she worked at the doctor’s office in Sylvan Lake. Cecile eventually met and married Cliff Richmond on July 16, 1965. Their firstborn son Curt was born in March of 1966 and Vern followed in April of 1968. Cecile’s pride and joy were her boys… and then she was blessed with her grandchildren, Caelin, Ryan and Kyle. Kendra later joined her family as well. Being a Baba to these kids brought her immense joy.

Cecile and Cliff were self-employed for the majority of their married life and instilled a strong work ethic in both of their boys. The coffee pot was always on at their home and it was never a surprise for Curt or Vern to have company in their kitchen enjoying a visit, regardless of the time of day.

Cecile had many dear friends that blessed her life and she appreciated their companionship very much. She was also an animal lover! She loved her dogs, kitties and her grand dogs too. She was often busy with her social activities whether it be the Red Hatter’s Club (though she didn’t care for wearing hats), Tai-Chi, swimming, the activities that the Senior’s Centre provided, coffee time with friends, or anything else that came her way, she was usually up for it. Cecile was always eager to cheer on her grandchildren in anything they were doing. Any time spent with family, for any occasion, was a wonderful day for Cecile.

Cecile will be sincerely missed and her absence felt daily by anyone who was blessed to have her in their lives.

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” By Thomas Campbell.

A Celebration of Cecile’s life will be held at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Sylvan Lake, AB, 5020 48st, Sylvan Lake,AB on February 28th, 2019 at 2:00pm.


I'm deeply saddened to see that Cecile has passed away. I had the pleasure of getting to know her in the last couple of years through my work and visits at her condo. She was such a pleasure to be around, and her zest for life and staying so active were truly inspiring! Thinking of her loved ones at this time as I know she will be deeply missed.
Tom and Elaine Barker :
Sorry to hear of your Mom and Baba’s passing. We had many a great times together. They were great neighbors! She is in a better place now, no more suffering. We are in California so unable to attend her service but have been thinking of you all.
Ray and Sandra Loewen:
We are sorry to hear of your mother's passing It was a pleasure to have known her she will be greatly missed
Shannon Clark :
Vern,Tania, Kyle and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories you were able to create with her. Thoughts and prayers to you all in this sad time.
Susan (Hall) Neal:
So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Bev Loven:
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a wonderful friend and neighbor. She will be missed.
Marion and Len Thompson:
So very sorry to hear of Cecile’s passing. Always enjoyed our chats and loved to hear her laugh. Such a genuinely nice person and she will be greatly missed.
Bev Barker Gunderson :
Deepest condolences from the Barker family. Cliff and Cecile were great neighbors. It was always a lovely visit when you ran into Cecile.
Bev Witham :
Cecile was a true lady. I enjoyed our time together at Red Hats, and our frequent chats at the grocery store. Gone but not forgotten.
Wendy M.:
Just a note to say that I loved Cecile as you guys know. I am so sorry to hear this but I know she loved her family so much! You are all so lucky to have had her as your Mom and grandmother. Kindest heart and their doors were always open for coffee and a fun visits! My sympathy to you all!
Randy & Cynthia Batty:
Our deepest sympathy and condolences Vern, Tania & Kyle. May many wonderful memories carry you forward and provide comfort in the days ahead.
Mary Graham:
My Deepest Sympathy and Prayers are being sent for the whole family. She was an amazing wife and mother and a sensational grandmother. She will be missed by everyone. God be with you all.i
Diane Powell:
I always enjoyed my chats with Cecile after church. She was a very warm and caring person and will be missed by many!
Shary and Cal Edmunds:
Cecile was a loving Mother,Mother in law and Grandmother and a loyal friend to all those who knew her.Our condolences to the family. May your memories help to comfort you as you process your grief.
Ethel Wilde :
My prayers and hugs are with you .willard and I had many great times as our trip to Hawaii .

Post Your Condolence

Please note that your condolence will be published on this website, but not immediately. All condolences are reviewed before posting. Privacy and Terms