Precious Mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Always loved and never forgotten. Passed away on Friday, August 3, 2012 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Born in Oaf, Russia, she was the daughter of the late Alexandra and Anton Chwedchuk. After she married Mike Richards, Green Superintendant, she worked continually in the golf profession in Ridgetown, Erie Shores (Leamington), Essex Golf and Country Club (LaSalle) and Woodall Golf Centre (Windsor), until her retirement in 1990. She is survived by her two lovely daughters, Lynda (Eric) Krause, Sydney, Nova Scotia; and Shirley (Dennis) Ribble, Wheatley; two precious grandchildren, Jerry (Judy) Ribble, and Corrie Ribble; five treasured great grandchildren, Logan, Connor, Luc, Cameron and our Little Gypsy, Delaney. Lydia was predeceased by her loving husband, Mike Richards (1970); her only dearly beloved son, Rick Richards (1970); her dearly loved mother, Alexandra Chwedchuk (1984); her much respected brother, Leonard Chwedchuk (1999); and a very special person in her life for 30 years, Tom Robson (2001), with whom she shared much happiness and to him we are truly grateful for being a part of her life. She was blessed with a wonderful sense of humour. She will be fondly remembered and missed by her family and everyone who knew and loved her. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Lydia’s life at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. Fr. Al Williams officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Junior Golf Program at Talbot Trail Golf Course, Wheatley (In Memory of Mike and Lydia Richards), the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, or the Meadows Resident’s Activity Fund. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca. Mom, you had a loving and caring heart and gave of yourself for others – you will always be loved and never forgotten.