In Celebration of

Dr Richard Emery

July 9, 1952 -  September 6, 2017

Peacefully on September 6, 2017 surrounded by his devoted family. Cherished husband of Dr Laurie Snider. Adored father of Matthew (Katherine), Ryan (Ann), Tess (Chris) He will be sadly missed by his brother James (Wendy) and his six grandchildren (Annabelle, Beatrice, Claire, Jack, Peter and James). Predeceased by his parents (James Walter and Shirley) and his brother (William). Richard was a kind and generous man who served his profession and community with expertise, humility and grace. A past President of the Royal College of Dentists, Dr Emery was on staff in the Departments of Oral Maxillo-Facial Surgery at both the Montreal General and the Montreal Children’s Hospital. As an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, Dr Emery trained many residents over the years who now form the fabric of oral maxillo-facial surgery in Canada and abroad. Teacher, healer, athlete, mentor, loyal friend. Our hearts are broken. He was our king. Our sincere thanks to the caring staff on the palliative care unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital, MUHC. Memorial service will be held Wednesday September 13, 2017 at 3pm at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex 1297 Chemin de la Forêt Outremont, Québec. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre are encouraged.


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Julia pompura (friend and colleague)

Entered September 7, 2017 from montreal

Dear Laurie and family,
My sadness is overwhelming.
The entire OMFS community is grieving the loss of a beautiful, and generous man.
I will forever miss his sense of humor, his warm personality and magnificent smile.
He meant so much, to so many people.
I feel blessed to have experienced his friendship: thank you Rick.
love to all ,
Julia Pompura

Andy and Odette Michelin (Friend and Hockey Buddy)

Entered September 7, 2017 from Montreal

Dear Emery Family - Odette and I and our entire family are so very sorry for your loss. Rick was an incredible guy and a great friend. He was usually always first to arrive for Wednesday Hockey and wore his nicknames proudly (Grandpa Rick and Rocking Chair Rick) while playing like a man much younger than his years, always competing and always having fun. Rick also let Team Emery in the Michelin Tournament (I think in some years there were as many as 7 Emerys on one team!). I will miss Rick's friendship tremendously and I hope that you can take some solace in knowing how special Rick was to so many people.. He will be greatly missed.
With all our love,

Andy, Odette and family

Sylvia And Terry Ruta (Friends and old neighbours in MoWest)

Entered September 7, 2017 from Winnipeg

Dear Lori and family
It is with deep sadness we learned of Rick's passing.
May his memory and legacy be eternal to those who knew him and loved him. His kindness and friendship will always be with us.
Terry Ruta and Sylvia Apoatolakis

Doug Yeats (Friend)

Entered September 7, 2017 from Montreal West

Dear Emery's, - Wow - what a loss. Rick did and played everything with 100% heart. He was one of the guys that I looked most forward to seeing when going to play hockey. There'd always be something said or done on his part that would put a smile on my and many other faces. There was no getting off easy in the corners. Rick was a very accomplished person and will be missed by many - He will live on through all of you. My sincere condolences.

Doug Yeats

Brenda Charbonneau 

Entered September 7, 2017 from Saint-Hubert, QC

Dear Laurie and Family
My deepest condolences on your loss. Rick was a wonderful man. The smile that always reached his eyes will be forever missed. May your memories bring you comfort during the sad days to come.


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