Richard Power, New Waterford

Richard Charles Power, New Waterford

1938 - 2021

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Obituary of Richard Charles Power, New Waterford

It is with sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Richard Charles Power, 83, on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Richard Charles, Sr. and Bertha (LeLievre) Power. In earlier years, Richard was a coal miner in No. 16 mine. He then went on to work in construction where he was foreman or supervisor at several sites. Richard was also a lobster fisherman for almost 40 years. He was Harbourmaster in New Waterford and was instrumental in getting the harbour built up at the Barachois. Work was truly his life. Aside from this, Richard enjoyed being with family; namely his grand and great-grandchildren. He also loved getting away to his place in Loch Lomond. Surviving are his wife, Pauline (Tomiczek); sons, Stanley (Annette) Power, and Patrick (Lisa) Power, both of New Waterford; brother, Johnny Power, St. Joseph du Moine; grandchildren, Tammy, Kristopher, Jonathon (Brianna), Brianne (Andrew); great-grandchildren, Sebastian, Piper, Xavier, and Lomand. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Laura Fortune and Bertha Power; brother, Raymond. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A private funeral service will be held in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, New Waterford, with Father Peter McLeod officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Masks and proof of double vaccination are required. Donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice/Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: