Jan 03, 2019

CHALLENGER, Richard – Passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 at the age of 70 at the Laurier Manor.  He leaves behind his loving wife of 35 years Helen Ferguson.  Deeply missed by his children Christopher, Clem (Hildred), Carmen and Simon.  Sadly missed by his in-laws; Sally (Wayne Mitchell) and Claudette Richardson. His granddaughter Kiena and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Raymond and Carmen (nee Peters) Challenger. Cherished sibling of Cornelia (Wayne Smith), Dorothy Challenger, Merle Challenger,  Garnet (Debbie Cordick) Challenger, Nazette Challenger, Heaver (Ana Challenger), Bonifest Challenger and Francis Challenger.  The family would like to thank all of the staff and nurses on the fourth floor of Laurier Manor for all of their care and compassion towards Richard.  Richard will always be remembered for his love and passion for music.  A Liturgy of the Word will be held on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 11am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish (400 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON).  Interment will take place immediately following the service at Beechwood Cemetery.  Reception in the Church hall following the burial.  In Memory of Richard donations to the Diabetes Association or to Parkinson’s Canada would be greatly appreciated.



  1. Denyse Braun January 12, 2019 at 12:21 am - Reply

    My sincere condolences to you, Helen, and to all the family. Richard is now at peace. May God grant you His grace so that you too will find comfort and peace.

  2. Claudette Dangleben January 9, 2019 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    Deepest condolences to my god mother Cornelia and the entire family. May he soar with the angels and rise in God’s glory.

  3. Hazel January 9, 2019 at 2:17 am - Reply

    God will guide and uphold you in your time of grief. Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and the family

  4. denise charlebois January 8, 2019 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    My condolences to you and our family Helen

  5. Gisele Mystal January 8, 2019 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathies To you Helen and your family. May God gives you strength and courage to go through your pains.
    May he Rest In Peace.

  6. Delphina Leblanc January 8, 2019 at 3:10 am - Reply

    My thoughts and prayer to the family.
    Richard you will be missed.

  7. Anne-Marie January 7, 2019 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family you at this difficult time,
    deepest condolences and sympathy to you Helen and family from David & Anne-Marie Bostic. May he rest in peace

  8. Ruth nation January 7, 2019 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Rip Richard

  9. Dorothy January 7, 2019 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Rest In Peace Richard. You were a humble, loving and caring person. You will be missed.

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