Christopher Neil Richardson
August 22, 2012
Dear Susan and Family, my deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. My late husband, Gary Phillips, was News Director for several years at CFAC Radio. We enjoyed many many parties courtesy of Silver Wing Holidays, even winning a trip to Las Vegas. Chris was an amazing man, one of a kind, so very very special indeed. No doubt, he will be catching up with Gary and many many other friends from CFAC on their limitless journey together in Heaven. My prayers are with you during this very very difficult time. Sincerely, Olga Phillips
The first time I met Chris,was when I opened up the aircraft door on my first trip to Calgary after a long flight from the U.K. From that time on, every time I landed, he was there - with a huge smile on his face! So charming, so cheerful, so kind, helpful, and efficient, with such a wonderful sense of humour, so great with the passengers and crew.
I knew right from the start I was in the presence of a very special person. A 'Diamond geezer' with a golden personality , a man whose memory will remain with me for the rest of my lifetime.
Susan, you must be a wonderful lady too, as he spoke of you often and he loved you so much. God bless you and keep you safe.
Purser. Monarch Airlines (Now retired)
My most heartfelt condolances to you Susan and your Family for the loss of this wonderful man. I worked with CNR at Silverwing Holidays many moons ago and although I had not seen him for many years, kept in contact. I still smile looking back on our time working together and will cherish all of the many memories of a truly remarkable man.
Rest in Peace my Dear Friend Chrrrreeeeeees. You will never be forgotten.
I first knew Chris when we were both about 14 years old and he came to the village where I lived in North Devon for the summer holidays. We both helped the local boatman with his boat. We kept in contact over the years with the occasional letter and then by email. We met up in Calgary a couple of times when I was visiting an old school friend there and Chris called on me when he visited South Australia back in 1988 or thereabouts. He was always so supportive of whatever endeavour I had in mind especially when I went to Uni as an adult student. I wrote a condolence letter to Chris when his mother passed away and another one when he lost Christina. I am so sad that now I have to write one to you, Susan and also to Elizabeth his sister. I don't suppose his brothers, Charlie and David, remember me as they were only little when I knew them.
Dear Susan, How lucky you have been to have got to know Chris so well and my heart goes out to you in your loss.
Angaston, South Australia