RICHES, Hugh Sydney

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Born on November 22, 1941. Passed away on June 8, 2019.

Dearly loved and loving husband of Janice for 52 years. Cherished father and father in-law of Karen and Greg, Paula and John and Chris and Paula. Adored Pa Pa of Stella, Edwina, Grace, Amelie, James and Thomas.

Funeral Notice

Service: Thursday June 13, 2019

The Funeral of Mr. Hugh Sydney Riches will be held at St. Mary's Church, Gellibrand Street, Colac, on Thursday, June 13, 2019 commencing at 1:30 p.m.

The Funeral will leave the Church at the conclusion of the service for the Colac Lawn Cemetery.

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  1. So very sad. Deepest sympathy to the Riches family. Hugh was such a gentleman. Always a big hug and smile and chats. A truely beautiful, kind man. How I wish we it hadn’t been so long since i seen you last. Rest peacefully Hugh .

    Shellie & Brett Harty family ❤️

    Shellie June 10 2019 9:39 am
  2. Hi Janice
    So sad to hear the news. Our thoughts are with you.
    Rob and Pat Spalding

    rob spalding June 10 2019 4:47 pm
  3. Our Condolences to Janice and the Riches Family. Hugh was a true gentleman,with a kind and generous nature.
    Almost 50 years ago he welcomed us into the Larpent District. He left an indelible memory with us which we will cherish into the future.
    Jennie and Dyson Scott.

    Jennie and Dyson Scott June 10 2019 9:46 pm
  4. We say goodbye with a broken heart. You had such an impact on our childhood and our life. Thank you.
    All of my love to Janice, Karen & Greg, Polly and John, Chris and Paula and their families.

    Courtney Jones June 10 2019 10:28 pm
  5. Hi Janice
    He was such a loving and gentle person will be sadly missed. Our thoughts go out to you and your family. RIP Hugh no more suffering.
    Fellow David Brown Tractor collector.

    Cindy & Danny

    Cindy Jackson June 11 2019 12:41 am
  6. Deepest condolences Chris, Paula and families.
    Love the Sutherland’s

    Donna Sutherland June 11 2019 8:01 am
  7. We have enjoyed knowing you & your lovely smiling face. Our thoughts are with your family and friends during this difficult time. Lots of love and positive energy to you all. Love from Chris, Nolly & Samara Griffiths.

    Nolly Griffiths June 11 2019 10:08 am
  8. Thinking of you all during this sad time.
    Our special times shared during our Larpent school years and on committees together.
    Love from the Higgins family,
    Mooloolaba, Qld.

    B&B Higgins June 11 2019 2:53 pm
  9. Hugh was such a lovely man. We will miss him at the netball. Our thoughts are with his family.
    McNamara family

    Nicole Lynch June 11 2019 3:49 pm
  10. Janice and family ~ our thoughts are with you on this very sad occasion, Hughie was such a gentleman, he will be sadly missed by all our family.

    Paul and Helen Theodore

    Paul and Helen Theodore June 11 2019 4:09 pm
  11. Dear Janice & Family
    My Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Hughie, I always enjoyed a chat to Hugh, one of nature’s gentlemen. Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Kindest Regards Janet Evans.

    Janet Evans June 11 2019 5:25 pm
  12. Dear Janice and family so sad to hear of the passing of dear Hugh.He was a wonderful friend of my late husband Barry and myself and family over many years of following the ploughing competitions.We built a great friendship of both our families.May you be consoled by the fact that Hugh left us all with beautiful memories of those days.Take care…love FAY Frawley and family.

    Fay Frawley June 11 2019 8:07 pm
  13. Sincere sympathy, love and support to our esteemed past Ladies’ President and member Janice, on the sad loss of her husband Hugh. A lovely man who will be fondly remembered.
    Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    Beeac Golf Club Ladies.

    Linda Jaeger June 12 2019 1:01 pm
  14. Dear Janice and family, Hugh was a beautiful man with a beautiful soul and generous spirit. Gone too soon. We will miss him at our David Brown Meetings. Vale Hugh.
    Kind Regards Cheryl and Geoff Deniliquin

    Cheryl Dixon June 12 2019 2:21 pm
  15. Condolences to the family. Sad lost for our club Vice-president for 10 years.

    Kind Regards Tom Oram President of the David Brown Tractor Club Australia

    geoffrey whitfield June 12 2019 2:52 pm
  16. Happy times were had during the ploughing competitions, good times good friends. Condolences to the Richie Familiy.
    God bless,RIP.
    From John Wyke and family.

    John Wyke June 12 2019 5:39 pm
  17. Hughie ……..thankyou for your friendship. We were so fortunate to have been part of the many visits you and Janice made to the Sunshine Coast. You will not be forgotten. . We salute you as you row your boat home……..Sandra, Damien, Briony , Scott, Bob and Barb

    Barb Brady June 12 2019 6:39 pm
  18. Sending our thoughts to all the Riches family on the passing of a well respected member of the Larpent community. Remembering times at the Larpent school on committees and social functions.
    R I P Hughie. Love from the Higgins family, mooloolaba. Qld.

    B&B Higgins June 12 2019 7:14 pm
  19. To Janice Karen Paula Chris our sympathy to you all in the loss of your dear Hugh a warm smile for all , nature’s gentleman what a wonderfull life well lived. Our prayers are with you. Love. Eileen and MIck.

    Eileen and MIck M c Guane June 12 2019 9:53 pm
  20. Deepest sympathy to Janice, Family, and to Hugh’s sisters , Margot, Susan & Jenifer.
    One of natures gentlemen and a great contributor to the Colac and District Community.
    May He Rest in Peace.
    Warren & Sue Riches
    “Derrimut”
    Warrion.

    Warren Riches June 13 2019 1:07 pm
  21. Hughie was always so caring, loyal, supportive and just a great bloke to me in his role as Colac P&A President and I can never thank him enough for always having my back. Above all else, I valued his friendship and our memories will forever be held so close to my heart. My deepest sympathies and love to Janice and his family he adored so much. I’m so broken we’re in WA and couldn’t be there to pay tribute and say goodbye to such a wonderful man. RIP, Hughie, you will be so sadly missed ❤
    Sheryl, Brad, Emma, Matt and Abbey xx

    Sheryl Hunter June 14 2019 2:28 am
  22. Deepest sympathy to you all.
    A good man and a great neighbour..

    Beverley Gleeson June 14 2019 1:09 pm
  23. Sorry to hear the passing of Hughie a gentleman at all times, the community of Colac will certainly miss his guidance.
    Mike & Colleen Touzel

    Mike & Colleen Touzel. June 14 2019 8:50 pm
  24. Deepest sympathy to Janice, Karen, Paula and Chris and families. Memories of a lovely man.
    Fred & Merrill O’Donnell, Renee, Jacqueline and Dylan

    Merrill O'Donnell June 16 2019 4:46 pm

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