Maureen Helen Richardson Obituary, Death Cause – Maureen Helen Richardson (née Kelleher), who had been the cherished wife of Harry for 22 years, passed away in a calm and serene manner on May 24th, 2023. She was 91 years old. She was a devoted mother, treasured grandmother and great-grandmother, and kind sister-in-law, and she will be greatly missed in all of these roles. The memory of Maureen will live on in the hearts of her children Matthew (Deborah), Paddy (Simon), and Meg Morrish (Terry –D), as well as in the hearts of her grandkids Claire Graham (Stuart), Vieno Kniivila (Aniso), Maisie Kniivila, Rowan and Cameron Morrish, and great-granddaughter Oaklynn (2 years).
She was the only member of the Kelleher family to have survived after the deaths of her brothers Patrick (Von), Daniel (Bin), and Kevin. Her immediate family as well as her extended family, which includes Phillip, Angharad, Fin, and Ollie, will mourn her terribly. Maureen is survived by her nieces, nephews, and friends in New Zealand and Canada. Among her many longtime friends, a special mention should be made of Jane Eden, Maria Giuliani, Leni Gram, and Amy Turner, all of whom will keep her memory dear to their hearts.
Maureen’s life was rich in memorable experiences, and she had a strong interest in the nursing profession. She graduated from nursing school in New Zealand and then went on to make a difference as a nurse in a variety of countries all around the world. She eventually made her home in Port Colborne, where she worked as a nurse at a clinic run by Dr. May for many years. Her first husband, Harry, had passed away prior to her meeting her second husband, Charles Shickluna, with whom she had a child and later moved to Fort Erie. During her retirement, Maureen took use of her free time to travel, make new connections, and remain actively involved with the Fort Erie Multicultural Centre.
Later on, she became a member of the Busy Bees sewing group, and during her time there, she made some lovely friends while also contributing to the global effort to raise money and provide clothing for people who are in need. A memorial service honoring the life of Maureen Richardson will take place on June 8, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Port Colborne Legion, located at 67 Clarence Street in Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 3G1. Because of the extraordinary palliative care and assistance they provided, the family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Kim Eric Scher and Nurse Elizabeth. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Lincoln and Welland Foundation, a cause that was very important to Maureen, are gratefully accepted.