Richard Roland Croson

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CROSON, Richard Roland

Richard Roland Croson, 66 of Windsor ON, died suddenly at home in Windsor on August 28, 2021. Mr. Croson was born December 26, 1954, in Leamington District Hospital to Richard Joseph (Joe) and Elizabeth (Betty Armstrong) Croson. He attended SS #15 School, then the Dr. S.F. Millen Elementary School, right next door to his home, before attending Essex District High School in 1968. In 1973, he attended St. Clair College‚Äôs motive power technician program graduating in 1975, while also working at C.P. Railroad. Mr. Croson entered the Ford electrician apprentice program in 1975. He became a full journeyman and remained with Ford Motor Company until an on-the-job stroke forced full early retirement in January 2005. He loved playing hockey as a goalie for many years in Essex and truly loved watching the sport on his gigantic TV. He also loved NASCAR, following the Ford cars. He was an avid Steelers fan. He was a generous man, who gave selflessly to friends in need. While he was able, he lent a hand and often opened his home to those who needed shelter. His word was his bond. He is survived by his sister, Ruth Croson-Lowney (Michael), brother, William Croson, sister Katherine Trinier (James); his aunt Christina Lokun; and his nephews, Andrew, Spencer, Drake and Fletcher Trinier. His cousin Frederick Stockwell and partner Mary Ann Pajot were especially dear to Mr. Croson in recent years. We acknowledge his friends Mike Lapine, and Dave and Lynn Trudeau for the assistance especially during his time in COVID, and all his friends who kept in touch with him. Visiting will be held at the Reid Funeral Home, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Thursday from 4-7 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Richard's life will be held from the funeral home on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 11 am with visiting one hour prior. Due to COVID restrictions, visitation and service is limited to a specific number of visitors. Only those with an appointment will be allowed in. Please book an appointment at Everyone must wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Canada. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at