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Richard Blais Guibeau Sr.
  • 77 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 13, 1936
  • Place of birth:
    Coventry, Rhode Island, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 29, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Titusville, Florida, United States
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Richard Guibeau Sr., 77, born on March 13, 1936 and passed away on September 29, 2013. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Richard Guibeau on 30th September 2016

"Hey ho daddy o............   well I had to sign some papers, and realized what day it was, got off at midnight, thought about you many times today.   Just wanted to say I miss you and love you and it's not fair you're not here enjoying the good life you created for all of us.  Hugs....."

This tribute was added by Pauline Guibeau on 29th September 2016

"Three years ago I lost you.  I still miss you a lot, but memories in my mind and photographs we took help to bring smiles to my face now and then especially when I feel lost and alone.
     Things get very stressful for me.  You know that I worry about just about everything.  You always called me your worry wart.  I guess that fact is still so true today.
     Just know that your children and I miss you dearly and look forward to the day that we will see you again in paradise.
     Love forever and a day"

This tribute was added by Richard Guibeau on 19th June 2016

"Father's Day 2016.  I took a nap and had a dream about my dad!  I decided the rest of the day, I was going to try to remember one memory that I hadn't remembered since that day. I thought hard, driving down streets, things he said or did.  Every memory was one that I hadn't thought of in a while, but not one that came back to me from years ago.   All of a sudden I was watching a movie with Lali I saw a musician that reminded me of a musician I met years ago, and there was my memory, my father and I talking at little family owned motel.  I even emailed the musician today after almost 40 years to share with him maybe give him inspiration since I am sure his father passed since then. Anyway, thanks for visiting my dreams dad, and thanks for a new memory."

This tribute was added by Pauline Guibeau on 13th March 2016

"Happy 80th Birthday, honey.  Your brother Aime  joined you a couple of days ago. I hope you two are not partying too much.
     We all miss you here on earth,  but know that you are happy to be with your Mom and Dad and now your brother.  We will be with you "in a blink of the eye," so they say.
     Till then, know that you are forever missed and loved by me and your entire family.
     Love forever and a day"

This tribute was added by Richard Guibeau on 29th September 2015

"Well once again today I went through the range of motions.  First upset about the fact that YOU are not here.  It's unfair.  YOU created this family, and you ran this family and had to leave it so early (in my mind way to early) You had 4 kids that did pretty well, didn't wind up in jail.  Our only shortcoming is that we don't reproduce much so only one grandchild.  I always think maybe there is some chance for a Richard Blais Guibeau III but as the years move on, that's less likely.   But everyday I work hard and try to be the type of person you insisted we be, and  then I was a little happier since I realize how lucky I was to live in your house, No abuse, alcohol abuse, spousal abuse, running around.  I don't know what kind of foreman you were, or steel roller you were, but you were damn good at that DAD job.  Peace"

This tribute was added by Pauline Guibeau on 29th September 2015

"It brought tears to my eyes looking at the memorial videos earlier. They do hold many wonderful memories that we shared together.
     We had a beautiful life together and four wonderful children who turned out to be amazing adults and I thank God every day for that.
     I am often lonely and feel sad that you are no longer here with me. I try to fill those lonely times with happy memories. It is not easy but I take it one day at a time.
     Until we meet again, Love forever and a day"

This tribute was added by Diane Pepper on 29th September 2015

"I spent a lot of time today thinking about the events of 9/29/2013.  That day your time had finally come to physically leave us.  Grieving your loss has been so very hard.  Waves of devastating feelings of loss and sadness.  I am sometimes still afraid to feel too much because I already hold so my much sadness in since I lost you.  I still think about how mom and Dave gave all they could to keeping you at home for as long as they could both care for you.  It was important to them that you be home as long as you could be.  They are both so wonderful for having been your primary care takers for so long.  Mom still misses you so much, but in typical mom fashion, she continues to demonstrate strength in your absence.  I really want to watch home movies.  It would be fun for me to watch them with the whole Guibeau family at David's house in Florida.  I have wanted to for the past couple of days, but like I said to mom, "I am afraid that I will cry and that I might never stop."   When I texted that to mom on Sunday, I think you intervened when we both thought the other had called them.  Her phone showed my name name and picture and my phone rang with her name.  I think you knew we needed to talk to each other, didn't you?  Thank you for all of the gifts you have given to each of us.  We will never forget you, never stop grieving your loss and we will keep your memory alive.  When I hold my husbands hand, I am reminded of what it was like to see the ring he wears, on you.  I know you did not wear it for a long time, but I was so happy that I asked you for it so many years ago.  He thanks you constantly for me and for bringing us together.  I love you daddy, I miss you daddy.  Thank you for working so hard with mom to give us such an awesome childhood.  Thank you for keeping us all connected to one another through the years.  I will continue to hold you in my heart until I am no longer able to breathe.  Please keep close to me.  

Forever,
your "Snook""

This tribute was added by Richard Guibeau on 23rd June 2015

"well dad.  Another father's day has come and gone, with no phone call to make or no family gathering. I didn't leave any words here because I spoke to you Sunday in my own way.  However, I felt inclined to leave you some today and keep your memory going. I know all your children miss you."

This tribute was added by Debbie Honeysett on 14th March 2015

"Remembering you with fondest.  X"

This tribute was added by Richard Guibeau on 13th March 2015

"Hey dad, forgot how much I missed you until I saw all the photos again today.   It's hard to think of anything original to say with things that are so final.  I wish I had visited more, and not lived so far away for so long, but hey, I can only handled in small doses anyway.  I don't plan on visiting anytime soon but it is inevitable we will be together one day."

This tribute was added by Diane Guibeau on 13th March 2015

"Daddy, you would have been 79 years old today.  I love that you were always so proud that Friday the 13th was your birthday.  I always look at ANY Friday the 13th as one of my favorite days because of that.  I have been enjoying your period visits to me in my dreams and have been missing your smile, your laugh and your "attempt at humor" (LOL) so much since you have been gone.  I always told you that you were the #1 man in my life and I always meant that.  Now that you are gone, I thank you for bringing me my husband - He is now my #1 and you would love him so much.  I know that since your death I have battled some extreme issues - Anxiety, blood pressure, etc...but my hubby is getting me to live healthy (quitting smoking, going to the gym, eating better) - but don't worry - It's always beer thirty!  LOL!  I love you so much and will forever hold you in my heart!  I'll always hear "Nights In White Satin" and think of the nights you tucked us all in and then went downstairs to listen to your Moody Blues albums and relax with mom and sometimes mom and friends.  I will always hear that song and remember us dancing together.  I will always hear that song and remember how I would just CRY in my car while you were still alive (such a daddy's girl),  Thank you for everything you ever brought to my life, mom's life and the lives of Blais, Dave and Denise.  Forever your.......SNOOK   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdykXAT19Go"

This tribute was added by Pauline Guibeau on 13th March 2015

"Today is Friday the 13th.  You always said Friday the 13th was your lucky day.  Today is your birthday and you would've been 79 years old.  

It's been one and a half years since I lost you and I miss you dearly.  Happy Birthday, honey.  You will always be in my heart!"

This tribute was added by Arnie Pedersen on 16th January 2015

"Just found out of Dick's (Richard)passing, our family sends sincere condolences to the family, Pauline, Richard is whole again and in a better place.
I had the pleasure of working with Dick for many years, he started out in maintenance and through his hard work, integrity, and valuable inputs was promoted to head of maintenance, henceforth his title as he would promote (to select people) was "    ": - Head of Maintenance... you fill in the blank.

I appreciated Dick's colorful and direct input, it was refreshing to be around him and witness how he could work, learn and guide others within the organization, myself included.

Dick was a major player in helping Handgards develop from a $ 2.5 Million dollar a year company to the $ 60 Million a year company within a short period of time. That set the groundwork for Handgards to continue to be successful, Dick and other personnel sacrificed alot of quality family time to insure production equipment ran like a top.

We made many  trips together all over the United States,looking at equipment and processes, we had challenging, colorful and enjoyable conversations and learned many of life's experiences.

I feel that Dick was a True Friend, and would help you out in anyway that he could.

I was blessed to have worked with, traveled with, and socialize with and learned from Dick, I will miss him dearly, but we see him again in."

This tribute was added by Richard Guibeau on 1st October 2014

"it's not been an easy year without you, but your passing has helped me wake up and decide life is too short.  I think a good way to pay tribute to a good father is to make certain life changes and try to live better in your honor.   I am working on these better changes, and I am working on being happier, and I know you would say "good deal!""

This tribute was added by Diane Guibeau on 29th September 2014

"One year ago today I received the call from Dave informing me that you had passed away.  I spent a lot of time today thinking about the events of that day and all of the days that followed.  I did not have the opportunity to grieve your passing the way I needed to and instead, I held back way too much.  I was afraid to feel too much because I was already feeling so much pain and anger and fear.  What I realized today is that when I heard the words that you had passed, it felt like my heart filled up with so much pain that it erupted into seemingly endless tears.  Part of my heart died that day- or so it felt like it did.  Since your passing I've experienced some extreme life changes.  I finally found the man of my dreams and i know that you were there the day we married.  You have visited me in some pretty realistic dreams and have sent me messages of things to watch out for.  Each time I have received your messages, the things you were preparing me for presented themselves.  I love that you watch out for us.  I don't have the words to express how much you mean to me, but I know that you already know that.  :). Your son David made you and mom his priority and we all look up to and love him with all of our hearts.  Mom misses you so much, but has been amazing through it all and the constant that keeps us all connected.  Know that your children all love each other and our mom with all that we have.  Thank you for all of the gifts you have given us all.  We will never forget you, never stop grieving your loss and we will keep your memory alive.  Your wedding band now belongs to my husband and he wears it with such pride.  He thanks you constantly for bringing us together.  I love you daddy.  I'm so proud of the man you always were and for helping mom to give us such an awesome life.  I'll keep hoping you will stay connected to me.  Sleep well and I know that someday I'll feel that big hug and hear that infectious laugh that I still hear in my head when I'm happiest.  Forever, your snook."

This tribute was added by Pauline Guibeau on 29th September 2014

"It's been one full year since you were taken from me. Where did the time go, honey? I have missed you greatly. Your smile, your funny jokes and expressions. They will be with me always. Your children will all make you proud.  Please watch over them.
     David worked only half a day today and took me to lunch at your favorite restaurant, Crackerjacks. We sat at your favorite table by the window. We did not see any dolphins or manatees and it did rain a little but I know that you were watching over us..  David stayed close to me all day. What a son we have. We were so fortunate to have four wonderful children that turned into the most amazing adults any parent would love to boast about.  May your soul rest in peace and I know that we will be joining you when God feels the time is right.
Love forever and a day"

This tribute was added by David Guibeau on 29th September 2014

"Even after one year, Dad’s passing still weighs on my mind.  I felt sad when we went through the year without him - holidays, his birthday, and anniversary.  I felt even sadder when we went through other milestones like him leaving home to enter Tranquility Haven, Labor Day (our last holiday “party” together), and of course, his ultimate passing.  I am very proud of the resilience that mom has shown; as hard as it is for me, I can’t imagine how difficult it is for her.  But she has been strong and continues to share memories of Dad with others, and among ourselves.  When I hear something funny, I can picture dad laughing right along with us (I can even picture some of the snide comments he could add !).  I hope Dad’s spirit is resting easy, and although he is gone, he will never be forgotten.  
With love, Dave"

This tribute was added by Diane Guibeau on 2nd May 2014

"Today you and mom would have reached your milestone anniversary of 50 years.  God may have had other plans for the both of you, but one thing I know for sure is that you are looking down on your "child bride" with much love.  There was a jewelry box that you gave mom.  One that she still has that played a sweet little tune and words to the tune were printed on the top of the box.  The song was My Sweetheart (I believe) and I remember thinking how very precious it was that she still has it to this day.  Makes me believe that the way you feel when you are first in love can really stand the test of time.  Well, there is no doubt that she loved you and that you did your very best to make sure that we were all very well taken care of.  Thank you Daddy and.....I miss you and love you with all of my heart.  Love, Snook"

This tribute was added by Richard Guibeau on 2nd May 2014

"Dad, 50 years ago today you married a cool chick!  Good Job Dad!"

This tribute was added by Pauline Guibeau on 2nd May 2014

"Happy Anniversary, honey!  Today would have been our 50th wedding anniversary but God had other plans for us.  We will always be together in my heart.
                        Love forever and a day"

This tribute was added by Cyndi Vanatta on 13th March 2014

"Happy Birthday, Dad.  Thank you for sharing your wonderful family with me.  Miss you."

This tribute was added by Diane Guibeau on 13th March 2014

"To honor my daddy, I am posting the lyrics to the song I sang with my friend Troy at his memorial service in November.  Below the lyrics is a special message for my daddy.  I know that he knows it's there.      


From The Moody Blues Seventh Sojourn album in 1972 by Justin Hayward.

Well I've had dreams enough for one
And I've got love enough for three
I have my hopes to comfort me
I got my new horizons out to sea

But I'm never going to lose your precious gift
It will always be that way
Cos I know I'm going to find my own peace of mind
Someday...

Where is this place that we have found
Nobody knows where we are bound
I long to hear, I need to see
Cos I've shed tears too many for me

But I'm never going to lose your precious gift
It will always be that way
Cos I know I'm going to find my own peace of mind
Someday...

On the wind soaring free
Spread your wings
I'm beginning to see
Out of mind far from view
Beyond the reach of a nightmare come true

Well I've had dreams enough for one
And I got love enough for three
I have my hopes to comfort me
I got my new horizons out to sea

But I'm never going to lose your precious gift
It will always be that way
Cos I know I'm going to find my own peace of mind
Someday...
Someday......

Thank you for this song daddy.  You have given me so much love - enough love to share with the people in my life that are deserving of it.  

Thank you for sending me that special gift that I have been thanking you for.  You know the one I am referring to.  Thank you.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you.  Love, your Snook"

This tribute was added by Pauline Guibeau on 13th March 2014

"We celebrated your life and Birthday with a cake at the support meeting today.  I miss you dealy but know that you ar watching over me.
     Love, forever and a day."

This tribute was added by Richard Guibeau on 13th March 2014

"Happy birthday dad.  It's so strange not to be picking up the phone to call you today.      I miss you,    

Dickypoo2"

This tribute was added by Deborah Shepherd on 13th March 2014

"May the angels take care of you, while we remember you for your life .  Happy birthday Richard."

This tribute was added by Deborah Shepherd on 26th November 2013

"May you rest in peace, while you remain cherished by those that loved you.  
God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best."

This tribute was added by Pauline Guibeau on 26th November 2013

"Richard was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.  His family came first in his life.  We will miss him dearly.
     Love forever and a day."

This tribute was added by Richard Guibeau on 26th November 2013

"I am lucky to have you as my father!"

This tribute was added by Richard Guibeau on 18th November 2013

"....He was a son, a veteran, a husband, a father, and a grandfather.... we will never forget him.   He is the most positive influence on my life.... as it should be."


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