Richard Darrell Bleakney, 78 of Salisbury passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Moncton Hospital.
Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Dorothy (O'Brien) Bleakney. Richard was a residential and commercial painter and he retired from the Department of Transportation Salisbury. He enjoyed gardening and building furniture.
He is survived by his wife Dianne (Wilson); son Terrance; step-son Timothy Rolfe (Trinda), Lutes Mountain and step-daughter Crystal Boudreau (Rob), Kingston, ON; sister June Wilson (late Harvey), Salisbury; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Charles.
Thank you to Dr. Searle, Dr. Nayak and the staff of the palliative unit for the care that Richard received.
There will a graveside service at a later date at Fair Haven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are in the care of Salisbury Funeral Home (372-4800).
If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.