June 22, 2010

Mourners farewell devoted family man | Stuff.co.nz

A Christchurch skier who died when his car plunged off the Mt Hutt access road was dedicated to his family and a healthy lifestyle, mourners were told.
Friends and family yesterday said a tearful goodbye to Arthur "Arch" Richardson, 60, whose body was found in a gully early last Tuesday after his family reported him missing after a day's skiing.
About 150 people packed St Peter's Church in Riccarton for the funeral of the former Yorkshire man.
Richardson's children, James, Alex, Kirsty and Liam, former wife Fiona and partner Sharon Reid all spoke of the life they had shared with the electrician.
Richardson arrived in New Zealand in 1972 and spent time in Queenstown, where he learnt how to ski and do tai chi, before moving to Christchurch.
In Queenstown, he also discovered he was gluten- intolerant, which led to a move towards a life focused on exercise and healthy eating.
Police could not be contacted about the crash investigation.


  1. I could get on the link, what a terrible thing to happen, such a handsome fellow too.

  2. An amazing and well organised service Fi. Your kids are a credit to you. A heartfelt moving experience and your speech was a brilliant oration of Arch's life. Credance to you and again heartfelt empathy during this time.

  3. Sincere sympathy to you and your family.


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