HERRINGTON, Richard “Sonny” – WWII Veteran – Royal Canadian Navy, Life Member, Past President and Last Charter Member Cornwall District Navy Veterans Association, Life Member Royal Canadian Legion Branch 297, Member RCAFA Wing 424, ANAFA, IOOF, Cornwall & Ontario Hall of Fame Inductee (Lacrosse), and Retired Ontario Hydro Employee.
Richard “Sonny” Herrington passed away peacefully at the Glen Stor Dun Lodge with his family at his side on Sunday August 31, 2014.
He was 90. Beloved husband for 61 years of the late Viola Blanche (Lamesse) Herrington.
Sonny leaves 7 sons, Richard (Joan), Allan (Carol), Gary (Camille), Larry ,Alex (Nancy), John and Gerry (Chantal). Sadly missed by 15 grandchildren, Jamie (Brianne), Patrick (Sarah), LeeAnn, Steven, Jeffrey, Amanda, Courtney, Leland, Stephen, Ashley, Ryan, Shane, Sam, Macy, Kayla and 18 great grandchildren.
Survived by 3 brothers, Eddie, Ronnie, and Brian Herrington and 2 sisters, Dawn Ford and Evelyn Ringe. Also survived by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Richard and Alberta (Tardiff) Herrington, brother Gerry and sisters, Alberta Johnston and Doreen.
Friends will be received at the M. John Sullivan Funeral Home, 341 Pitt Street (across from city hall) Cornwall on Monday September 8, 2014 from 2 – 4pm and 7 – 9pm and on Tuesday from 9:30 – 10:30am.
Funeral Mass Tuesday September 9, 2014 at St. Columban’s Catholic Church at11am followed by cremation.
Rite of Committal, St. Columban’s Parish Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations to the Cornwall Sea Cadets appreciated.