At sunset Thursday 11.5.17, with his family surrounding him, Richard’s mooring lines were let go and he slid gently into un-charted waters on his final voyage. He crossed the bar (died) at about 6:00PM with a full moon above.
A memorial service for Richard was held at the chapel of Hanson & Cole Northcliffe Drive Kembla Grange on Friday 19th May .
The service was conducted by celebrants Sister Mary Leahy raj OAM Stellar Maris Chaplain to Merchant Seafarers.
Mr John Kewa (Lay) Chaplain Mission to Seafarers Port Kembla.
The service was well attended by friends, relatives and people far and wide from all walks of life. Richard was well known and held in high esteem throughout the world.