Henri Richard
Henri Richard was an all-time great with the Montreal Canadiens, winning an NHL record 11 Stanley Cups in 20 seasons, playing all of them with the hallowed franchise.

We invite you to share condolences for Henri Richard in our Guest Book.

Read Full Obituary.

Published by The Record on Mar. 9, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
MAKE A DONATION
MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
Add a Message


Not sure what to say?



50 Entries
As an avid Canadiens fan I recall listening to his heroics on the old Marconi radio. He often centered a line with his right wing hero brother Maurice the Rocket. Later on, his winning Stanley cup winner in 71 was the jewel. Such an artistic hockey player. Amen!
Roger A. Langevin
September 15, 2021
What a joy to watch.
Frank Summers
Friend
April 22, 2021
Condolences to the family. Memories are special.
March 4, 2021
What a tremendous athlete and an amazing hockey player he must be winning games for the Team on the other side.

R.I.P.
Linda Strob
linda strob
Acquaintance
July 9, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Student
June 6, 2020
I had just found about Mr. Richard. As a Bruins fan. Games between Boston and Montreal were always very intense. But as a true hockey fan. You could never argue about a great player as Mr. Richard. May his soul rest in peace. Bless him.
Will Carter
May 22, 2020
Mr. Richard was one of the all time greats. I will never forget his play in game 7 of the 1971 finals vs. Chicago, still one of the best NHL games of all time. RIP!
Bob McAdams
April 30, 2020
I grew up in Chicago and went to all the Blackhawks home games. Though I was a Hawks fan I never missed a game when the Canadiens came to town. I was a fan and always admired Henri Richard as a great player who loved the game. My condolences go out to Henri's family. I am sure he is skating in heaven with Maurice, Jean Beleveau and many other of the hall of fame Habs. God Bless!
John Pociask
Acquaintance
April 15, 2020
Thanks for the memories of the NHL during the best of times. Rest in peace and condolences to your family.
April 14, 2020
One of the greatest and classiest players in NHL history. The Pocket Rocket owns a record that will never be broken, 11 Stanley Cups as a player. You and your family are in our prayers! God Bless and Rest in Peace!
Jim Pender
March 29, 2020
I am sad to hear of Mr. Richard's passing. My dad took me to see him play when the Canadiens played Chicago. My sympathy to the family.
Jon Bradford
March 26, 2020
I offer my sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Richard. May God continue to be with your family.
VH
March 25, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are offered to the loved ones and fans of Henri Richard. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding sustain them during their time of deep sorrow. May all remember him and his outstanding hockey career with much fondness.
March 21, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.
March 16, 2020
My father would tell stories about his cousins, Maurice and Henri. When my husband and I and daughters visited the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto not long after my Dad had died, I turned the corner to see a life-size poster of Maurice. It was like looking at my Father young again. It really took me aback to see him. The Richard traits are strong ones, the large forehead, eyes, and let's not forget the "Richard nose", as we call it my family. I have it, as my brother also. Happy to be a part of such a wonderful history. I never met him in life, but look forward to seeing him playing on the other side.
Barbara Richard Shipman
Family
March 16, 2020
To The Family,
As a native of Long Island, NY, I was a NY Islander fan. However, who can ever forget the great teams of the Montreal Canadiens. The "Pocket Rocket" was an asset to the team and that's why he's a Hall of Famer. Please accept my deepest thoughts of sympathy in the passing of Mr. Richard.
Terrone Sterling
March 15, 2020
As a kid growing up in Western Massachusetts I was a Montreal Canadian fan and still a fan as an adult. I remember the Richard's and the excitement they brought to the games. "The Flying Frenchmen" were a joy to watch. Condolences to all the fans of hockey.
Rick Konieczny
March 14, 2020
MY UNCLE AND YOU WERE TEAME MATES MY UNCLE KEN MOSDELL NOW YOU TWO ARE STARS AGAIN BOTH STARS AGAIN FOREVER FRIENDS PLAYING IN THE STARS BOTH REST IN PEACE TRUE LEGENDS FOREVER!
LARRY MURPHY
Friend
March 12, 2020
GROWING UP , A MONTREAL CANADIENS FAN AS , A BABY #16 MAY , THE SPIRIT BE WITH YOU !!!!!!! BROTHER LOVE ALWAYS !!!!!! YOUR NUMBER ONE FAN JAMES 2:15 .......
BRANDON STEPHEN DUFFY
March 12, 2020
Sorry to hear of the loss
Ann Stokman
March 12, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
March 12, 2020
!MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCEES TO HENRI families and fans during this time of grief.
March 11, 2020
I love sports. Sorry to here of the death of a sports legend. I give my condolences.
March 11, 2020
Deeply saddened for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.
JE Sowell
March 11, 2020
A great player, an unforgettable talent. Heartfelt condolences to the Richard family, may God be with you.
March 11, 2020
Henri...heart, humility, heroic...legend...11
Larry elliot
Friend
March 11, 2020
so very sad of this news of Mr Henri Richard, He was a legend, and one of a kind. Will miss him. My condolences to Madame Richard and the family.
Larry White
Acquaintance
March 11, 2020
Condolences to the Richard family. One of my favorite hockey players of my favorite team. Rest in peace Henri Richard.
Helen S.
March 11, 2020
I was named after his older brother but there was never a game that Henri was anything less. The hockey world has lost yet another great ambassador. Condolences to the Richard family.
Maurice
March 10, 2020
Henri was my idol from 1957 until his passing.Any pools I am in come under the pocket rocket banner.I met him once in his tavern and have the signed placemat.I also have an autographed sweater which once hung in a Don Cherrys Restaurant.I had fist fights as a kid over Henri Richard.I sent him a Birthday card on his 80 th through Réjean Houle who took the time to contact me,inform me of Henri s condition and assured me that Mrs.Richard would get my heartfelt card.I cannot imagine other than family that he had a bigger fan.I have sent another sympathy card to Réjean to offer my condolences to the Richards,The Oganization and Mr.Houle himself on the loss of his personel friend.RIP Pocket!!
Terry Cunningham
March 10, 2020
In my book for a small guy one of this centuries all around best player.
I watched you many years inyou were just great.As the old story goes Dynamit comes in small packages.
Arthur Read
March 10, 2020
Fly with the Angel's.. the best of the best is returning home..God bless ..condolences and prayers to the family of one of the greatest hockey players of the Montreal Canadiens..
Paul and Marie Anderson
March 10, 2020
Please accept my condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with the family and friends of Henri during this time of sorrow.
March 10, 2020
Henri Richard worked hard, gave his best, and was able to accomplish great things in his field. A great formula for all of us to practice. To his family and friends my condolences and may you find great comfort from the hope found in Gods word.
March 10, 2020
Such great accomplishments he made throughout his sports career. Im sure he was exciting to watch. May the peace and comfort God gives be with the family.
Daniel
March 10, 2020
He was one of the best players for my favourite team. Another great one gone. Condolences to his family and the hockey world. Les Avery, Pictou, Nova Scotia
March 10, 2020
My condolences.
March 10, 2020
Missed his greatest years, but saw enough of the "Pocket Rocket" in late '60s & early '70s to appreciate him as a major thorn in the side of my Boston Bruins. Henri played the game right. A great play-maker and a class act, he was one of the very best to ever lace up in the NHL.
Scott Preston Hardy
March 10, 2020
My condolences to the family of Henri Richard, I am very sorry for your loss. May the god of comfort be with all of you as you grieve.
March 10, 2020
Had his autograph and met him once. My Deepest sympathy. He was a great man.
Carl Scullion
carl Scullion
Acquaintance
March 9, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 9, 2020
Thank you Henrie Richard for your wonderful gift to hockey.... you may have gone but you will never ever be forgotten I watched you near the end of your career when I was young boy and the Montreal Canadiens have never been the same since the late seventies and after you left and the others like Yvonne corn way and Jacque Lemaire Andy LaFleur and Ken Dryden and Larry Robinson and Gila point and serge Savard after they all left Montreal has never been the same...... and nobody will ever play on such a dynasty as you did in your great career along with your brother and all the other greats that played for the greatest hockey team ever on planet Earth
Peter Johnstone
March 9, 2020
One of my favorite Canadien players. Pound for pound the Pocket Rocket was the toughest player in NHL history. Great memories of him scoring the tying and winning goals against the Blackhawks in the 1971 Stanley Cup final game.
MIKE MORIN
Friend
March 9, 2020
Cynthia Herd
March 9, 2020
Was a great fan of the Pocket Rocket and his great teams. I have fond memories tuning into his games on Montreal French speaking radio
March 9, 2020
A standout on those storied Canadien teams, who also had one of the coolest nicknames in the history of sports! Henri starred during the era when I began my hockey fandom, and the excellence that was demonstrated by those fabled "Flying Frenchmen" teams was a huge factor in drawing me to the great sport of hockey.

Thanks for the brilliant play and wonderful memories, Henri. Rest in Peace.
San Francisco Bay Area Hockey Fan
March 9, 2020
My hero for many years of the most important time of my life. Henri will always be my hockey idol and I hope to lace them up with him some day....Peace and love to his family.
Eric Silva
March 9, 2020
One of the greats of my youth.
John Gibbons
March 9, 2020
I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of mr. Henri Richard may the God of tender mercies grant him peace
March 9, 2020
Extending my sincere sympathy to the "Richard" family on the loss of Henri grief can be so hard and painful but our memories help us to cope . May your memories of great times shared bring you peace and comfort
Faye
March 9, 2020
Showing 1 - 50 of 50 results