It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Richard Cayen, at the age of 77 years, on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at Maison Vale Hospice with his loving family at his side.  Beloved husband of the late Evelyn Cayen (née Therrien) and the late Huguette Cayen (née Leblanc).  Beloved son of the Telesphore and Bibiane Cayen (née Gauthier) both pre-deceased.  Loving father of Mike (Dorothy), Carmen (Mike) and Dan (Lyne) all of Sudbury.  Cherished grand-father of Tommy (Shauna), Kristina (Mike), Meghan, Joel, Eric, Mathieu, Roch and great-grandfather of Kalum, Niko and Aiden. Dear brother of Roger (Ellen) of Cambridge, Jeanne Leblanc of North Bay, (Gerard) predeceased, Bernard (Marielle) of Plantagenet, Jacqueline Whalen (Ron), Ray (Pat) both of Sudbury and Madelaine Currie (Gord) of Geralton.  Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Born in Warren Ontario, on December 20th, 1934.  Richard lived all of his life in the Sudbury area.  He had a full and successful career with Falconbridge Nickel Mines where he retired as a Shift Supervisor.  In retirement, for more than 20 years, Richard enjoyed family time at his hunt camp (The Bus), fishing, gardening, hunting and feeding the small animals who ventured his way.  During the winter months, Richard had beautiful memories of time spent with many siblings in Port Charlotte, Florida.  He enjoyed playing shuffle-board and progressed to the Masters level.  In recent years, as he struggled with failing health, Richard was happiest when he was surrounded by his loving family. In keeping with Richard’s request, there will be no visitation.  A funeral mass will be held on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the St-Joseph Catholic Church in Chelmsford, followed by a reception to celebrate his life where family and friends may gather.  The family wishes to express a thank you to the nursing staff and personal support workers on 7th floor at Health Sciences North.  If so desired, donations to the Maison Vale Hospice or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements entrusted to the Cooperative Funeral Home, Sudbury.

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