Richard John "Dick" Walsh
Richard John "Dick" Walsh, Master Corporal Ret’d – age 83, of Kingston, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, March 25, 2023 in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Bell Island, NFLD, he was a son of the late Richard and Clara (Roberts) Walsh.
Dick retired from the Royal Canadian Airforce as a Master Corporal. He was also a military piper for the Airforce. He was a long-time parishioner of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also involved with Chalice, a program helping support children in which he sponsored several, currently; Jay-Ar and Sor-Judith.
Dick is survived by his children, Rick (Rebecca Gibson), London, ON; Sheila (Dean) Gallant, North Bay, ON; John, Sudbury, ON; and Pat, Calgary, AB; siblings, Mary, Bernetta, Edward, George, Patricia and Brian; nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Joy (Salsman); and siblings, Raymond, Andrew, Sebastian, Regina, James, Francis and Betty.
Visitation will be held in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 30th with a Royal Canadian Legion Service starting at 6:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 31st in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Kentville. Father John MacPherson officiating. For those unable to attend, a video webcast will be available online by Saturday, April 1st. Interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kentville. Donations in memory may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. To view the video webcast and for online condolences and inquiries please visit: www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.