It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Richard Dierckens of Tilbury on Monday, August 20th, 2018. Loving husband of Irene (nee Sheehan). Son of the late Albert and Marva (nee Schives) Dierckens. Son-in-law of Vena and the late Carlyle Sheehan (1977). Great father to Pam Hornick and George Cedar, and Deanna Esch and special friend Norm Deziel. Cherished grandfather to Donald Hornick, Dylan Hornick, Delsie and Dan Gallagher, Danielle Esch and special friend Jacob Jacques, and Darrick Esch. Great grandfather to Jagger, and Vylette. Predeceased by his sister S. Gail Drew. Richard will be forever remembered by his siblings, extended family and friends. Cremation has taken place and a gathering will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390). Donations in Richard’s memory may be made to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation. Online condolences may be left at

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