Richard Haward Obituary, Death – It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we share the painful news of the passing of a beloved patriarch, Richard Haward, in the early hours of this morning. Richard was not just our dad and grandad; he was an integral part of our family’s heart and soul. He passed away peacefully in the hospital, surrounded by the love and presence of his family.
Richard, or “Dad” as we affectionately called him, was more than just a family member; he was a cherished and respected figure in Mersea, a community where he had left an indelible mark. His connection to the waterfront was not just professional but a testament to his passion for the sea. He was not just a man of the water; he was a man of the people, always willing to lend a hand and share his knowledge.
The void left by his departure is immense, and we are profoundly grateful for the outpouring of kindness and support from all those who knew him. The messages and calls during his time in the hospital were overwhelming and heartwarming, a testament to the love and respect that Richard garnered throughout his life.
As we bid farewell to our beloved dad and grandad, we find solace in the knowledge that his legacy of love, kindness, and community spirit lives on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. May he find fair winds and following seas in the next chapter of his journey. Richard Haward, you will be dearly missed, and your memory will forever be etched in our hearts. Thank you for the love and light you brought into our lives. Godspeed, dear dad.