Richard Nemis

Richard Evon Nemis

Sunday, May 15th, 1938 - Saturday, March 9th, 2019
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Sadly we announce the passing of Richard E. Nemis on March 9, 2019. Richard, or Dick, as he was fondly called, a “Northern Boy”, was born in Sudbury, Ontario in 1938 to the late James and Chrissie Nemis. He was predeceased by his wife Diane (Coulson) and is survived by his children Jennifer Elizabeth and Richard James. He also leaves behind his brother Terry and sister Melody (husband Charles), several nieces and a nephew, plus a multitude of great friends and boat pals. He was educated at the University of Ottawa and Osgoode Hall and, after a short career as a lawyer, he dipped his feet into the interesting world of Mining Exploration where he definitely left a mark.
With his beautiful smile, intelligence and integrity he raised millions to invest in some “big finds” including Eagle River, Windfall Lake and many others. His greatest legacy will be the Ring of Fire, which he discovered with the ultimate team (The best of the best). With Dick at the helm of Noront Resources, and most recently Bold Ventures, companies he originally named and founded, the world now has one of its biggest chromite discoveries. It was his fondest wish that one day this area in Northern Ontario would be developed.

Friends can meet at Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street S., Newmarket on Friday March 15, 2019 from 6:30 - 9 p.m. to share stories and remember. A Celebration of his life will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday March 16, 2019 at the funeral home. For those who are unable to attend the service, below is a link to a live stream

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richard Nemis Ring of Fire First Nation Community Trust, at or Margaret Bahen Hospice (905-967-1500).

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 15th, 2019 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, March 15th, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home - Reception Room
    157 Main Street South
    Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 | 6:00pm
    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 6:00pm
    Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home - Playter Chapel
    157 Main Street South
    Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Tarey Stone

Posted at 02:38pm
I will always remember Dickie’s stories & the smile on his face while he told them. Also how proud he was of his children. He loved talking about you & spending time together.

Rick Nemisz

Posted at 12:58pm
My Condolences to Richard's (Dickie's) family, although I only had the opportunity to meet Dickie on a few occasions, those occasions were very memorial with his presence. And the stories relayed by our Grandpa, Grandma, Aunt's, Uncle's, Mom, Dad, older cousins and older siblings, so sorry for your loss.
Richard (Rick) Nemisz

Eric Abulnar

Posted at 10:38am
Remember that we love and care about you...always. Big hugs for you Jen and Dick. I wish I could be there for you. Love Eric Cathy Pinky and Index.
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Judy and David

Posted at 04:44pm
"Richard Nemis" will remain in our hearts forever.
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Judy and David Graham

Posted at 03:50pm
In memory of our great friend and colleague Richard. A life well Lived is a life well remembered. Warmest condolences to the Nemis family.
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