|Do not mourn for me. Remember me when you look at the smiles and listen to the laughter of my children and grandchildren.|
This memorial website was created in memory of Richard Woodall, 78, born on June 26, 1937 and passed away on March 21, 2016. We will remember him forever. He loved family, he loved travelling and he had a full and wonderful life. He would have loved another 10 or 20 years to watch his grandkids grow up but sometimes these things are just not in the cards so you do the best you can.
He was very clear in his wishes for no formal funeral. He had a wonderful and rewarding life,and would like his life celebrated. Enjoy your time. Get on with life. Celebrate his life, grab your clubs and go hit a bucket of balls with friends or family.
Please take a few minutes and look over some pics (click on gallery tab and pick photos),and share any memories. Feel free to add pics if you have any and/or post a few comments if so inclined.
In retirement, he loved hearing stories from people that enjoyed their first dates hitting balls on the range, or had their first job at Woodall's over the 70 plus years it was a Windsor landmark. There were few places he would go that someone would not recognize him or when they heard his last name, start reciting a story from the old golf range days. He loved knowing he played a small roll in many lives and hearing how so many kids that worked there as students had grown up and moved on to great lives and families. Thanks for visiting.
Aunt Earline and family. Just wanted to extend my sincere sympathy on the loss of Uncle Richard. I'm sure you will miss him dreadfully yet still be grateful for all the years you had with him. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Dear Earline: Glenys and I were very sad to hear about Richard's death. There were many good times when I worked for Richard at the Centre - I still am using the Top Flite clubs he sold me (with staff discount!). I also remember getting to know you and the kids better as we crossed paths at the Centre. Richard was a great advocate for golf in Windsor, and a leader in community service - it was a privilege to know and work with him. Our thoughts are with you, Shauna and Rick.
Michael Bull, Adelaide, South Australia"
"Our dearest sympathies go out to you at this time of loss. We have always valued our Woodall cousin connections and you have our thoughts and prayers. Richard will be missed."
My condolences Earline to you and your family on the loss of Richard.
~ Sharon Spurrier, Windsor, Ontario"
What a great guy. He will be missed and I Pray in The Precious and Holy Name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ that Richard is now in His presence.
John Watson, WIndsor, Ontario"
Please accept my deepest sympathy. I have fond memories of Richard driving Bill and I to the show when we were too young to drive. Sincerely, Lynn (Adair) Lindsay"
Dear Earline: Our condolences to you and your family - Richard's sense of volunteerism was appreciated and admired, we enjoyed and shared many such occasions through Meals on Wheels, Life After Fifty Board and Development Fund members, and most recently Windsor Seniors Advisory Committee. We even enjoyed a golfing date together last summer and he was gentle on his advice. Richard will be missed, may he rest in peace, our deepest sympathies, Larry and Joyce Duffield."
Both Carol and I express our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Rest in peace dear cousin and a bucket of balls it will be here in AZ xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Robert Alan Woodall"
"Earline, your friends and families at Meals on Wheels are deeply sadden to hear of your loss. Richard will always be remembered by his love and dedication to his community. You both have touched the lives of so many clients and their families by donating your time to make a difference in their lives. Prayers of strength are being sent your way."
"Earline, please know that many caring thoughts are with you at this time."
"I was so saddened to hear of Richard's passing. I only met Richard recently on the board at LAF, and we were only starting to get to know each other. Even though our friend ship was brief, I feel blessed to have known Richard and only wished we'd had more time to share stories of our journey of life."
"My sincere sympathy to Earline and family. I worked at Woodalls from 1976-1982. It was my first job and I have many fond memories of Richard and his family business. I learned to swing a club there and so much about golf in general. I will certainly be thinking of Richard and his family, as well as Lydia, when I hit my first bucket of balls this year."
"I remember all the good times spent with Richard, Earline and the family. I especially remember the Florida trips very fondly. Alma and I enjoyed our last visit with the Woodall family. Richard was a strong supported of the city of Windsor."
"Earline, Shauna, and Rick, saddened to hear of Richard's passing. Spent some of the best times of my life working for Richard and his dad Les at the Golf Centre during the 60's. May he rest in peace. Danny McKrow. Ft. Myers FL"
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. - Sorry to hear about your dad Rick, he was a good man. i bought my first set of golf clubs from him when i was 16.
So sorry to hear this news. We certainly remember a lot of fun times over the years. Our sincere sympathy to you all...A bucket of balls it is, as soon as the snow clears up here!
Murray & Lynda Arnold"
May Richard rest in peace.I grew up on Dougall Rd. I had visited Woodall's golf center may times.I went to school with his brother Billy. When I was older I took my son to the Woodall's par 3 course. GOD bless Richard and his loving family.
Both Elena and I express our sincerest sympathy to you upon Richard's passing.
We remember the many good times we had playing bridge together in the early days.
Elena and Mike Saffran"
I wish you my sincere condolences at this very difficult time. I hope that your grieving will soon pass and be filled with the many wonderful memories that you have of your times shared. I wish you well as you move forward. Richard and I attended Jaycees together many years ago.
~ David Logan, Blenheim, Ontario"
As an extended family member, we shared many joyous occasions. We have many wonderful memories. We shall miss you very much dear friend. Harv and Lynn Ginter"
I remember Richard fondly in a number of different capacities. First was weekly church services at Westminister United; second was my private golf lessons at Woodall Golf Centre(I should have taken more of them) and lastly was our time together at the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland. Richard was one of our Past Presidents. My sympathies are extended to the Woodall family.
"Bill and I send our condolences to the family on hearing of Richard's death. As long time friends of the Woodall "clan' we remember Richard as a happy person, always smiling . The photos bring back many memories of the Woodall golf range - such fun to play there in our youth. Richard leaves a legacy of love and laughter to his family."
"Gary and I share many warm memories of times spent with the Woodall family dating back over 50 years. Gary also reaped the benefits of having the summer job at the golf range and par three course. The photos were a wonderful reminder of those special times and Richard's love of life and family. We are so sorry to learn of Richard's passing and extend our deepest sympathy to Earline, Rick, Shauna and Bill."
"Remembering all of the good times we had together, wonderful pictures to enjoy, Love and Blessings to all, Carolyn & Guy"
"Remembering many good times with Richard, growing old together. We will miss him so much at "game times." Richard loved "games and good food, travel and family times." We'll miss your quick wit and one liner jokes. Love you bro."
"I remember spending many days in my young years at the Woodall golf course with Shauna. Pretty sure your dad outfitted me with my first set of clubs and golf bag. My favourite beverage there was Tahiti treat! Good times! What a great man!"
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