It is with profound sadness that the family of Richard Longfield announce his passing at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 surrounded by his family. Rick was born in Sarnia in 1951 and later moved to Deep River Ontario. He graduated from the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College in 1975. He practiced Veterinary medicine in North Battleford Saskatchewan for a short time and later moved to St. Marys, where he was a partner in St. Marys Veterinary Clinic and later an employee in Kirkton Veterinary Clinic until his retirement in 2015.
His is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sue, his sons, Jay (Karolyn) of Mattawa, and Ian of Stratford and his daughter Robin (Leon Maclean) of Newport Pagnell, U.K. The joys of his life were his six grandchildren, Sophia and Alesha, Ashlyn and Gavin and Hayden and Willow. He is also survived by two brothers, James Longfield (Lissa) of Stonecliff and Dr. John Longfield (Lois) of Cambridge. He was predeceased by his parents Hugh and Elaine Longfield.
The family would like to thank the many doctors at Victoria hospital, especially Dr. Joy Mengal as well as Dr. Jon Scheidel and the nurses in St. Marys for their care and compassion.
He will be remembered for his caring nature and his unusual sense of humour. He loved his work as a large animal veterinarian.
Keeping with his scientific interests, his remains will be donated to the University of Western Ontario to further scientific research and education. Following cremation, a private family service will be conducted. Memorial donations can be made to the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society of Canada .