Richard Haley

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, March 25, 2024
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 153
3495 Prospect Road
Whites Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada

Obituary of Richard George Haley

RICHARD GEORGE (RICK / OKIE) HALEY, 64 years old of Halifax, Nova Scotia, passed away on March 7, 2024 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Halifax.

A Celebration of Life will be held in lieu of a service at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 153, 3495 Prospect Road, Whites Lake, Nova Scotia on March 25, 2024 between 1pm and 4pm with an open gathering of family and friends. His remains will be interned at Sunrise Cemetery in Hatchet Lake.

Richard was born in Moncton, N.B. to Irene and George Haley on December 5, 1959. He went to high school at Sir John A. McDonald High School and graduated in 1978. He worked as a professional driver (limousines and taxi) for most of his adult life. He loved driving. He was an avid fan of professional wrestling, boxing, NFL football, and rock music. He loved singing, and would often belt out songs spontaneously, regardless of who was around. Due to his passion in these areas, he developed an encyclopedic knowledge of all four, and could cite facts and trivia off the top of his head.

Richard is survived by his brother, Brian David Haley of Roberts Creek, B.C., and sister, Karen Ann Haley of New Westminster, B.C.; nephews and nieces, Tristan Taylor, Chelsea Taylor, Sean Haley, Joel Haley, and Rob Haley.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Irene Marie (nee Edgar) Haley, his father, George Leonard Haley, his brother, Ronald Barry Haley, his sister, Lisa Marie Haley.

The family wishes to extend our deepest gratitude and a special thank you to Angela (Angie) McCarthy, our dear, sweet cousin who was like a solid mountain of support, and gentle breeze of love, to Okie throughout his life. She kept in constant contact with him, and was especially supportive in the last few years, and even more so in his last days in hospital. In phone conversations we had with Okie, he would often mention how much he loved Angie, and how important her support was to him. We are eternally grateful.

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