It is with deepest sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Margaret Irma Richards, in her 85th year on May 3, 2020 at Brantford General Hospital. Daughter of Fredrick Burgert and Mimi Kosalinen, beloved wife to the late James Ernest Richards, loving mother to myself, Carol Richards and cherished Grandmother to Trevor James Lotton. She worked in the insurance business until retirement when my parents decided to move our to Paris, Ontario to be closer to the family. My mom and dad had a marriage that spanned 60 years and were the best parents anyone could ask for, always providing myself and Trevor with encouragement and support. As a family we enjoyed outdoor activities together and shared a love of the north country where our roots run deep. My mom was a warm and giving person who will be sadly missed by her family and friends.