Henri Richard

Birth Name: Joseph Henri Richard

Date of Birth: February 29, 1936

Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Date of Death: March 6, 2020

Place of Death: Laval, Québec, Canada

Ethnicity: French-Canadian, as well as small amount of Irish

Henri Richard was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He was a centre, who spent his National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Montreal Canadians. He was considered one of the best players, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979. He was nicknamed “Pocket Rocket.”

Henri was the son of Alice and Onésime Richard, who worked at the Angus Yards, for the Canadian Pacific Railway. His brother was professional ice hockey player Maurice Richard, “The Rocket.”

Henri’s paternal grandfather was Henri Richard (the son of Onésime Richard and Judith Cormier). Onésime was the son of Damien Richard and Angélique-Véronique Vigneau. Judith was the daughter of Vital Cormier and Louise Turbide.

Henri’s paternal grandmother was Justine Dévost (the daughter of Alexandre Dévost and Ursule/Ursula Vigneau/Vigeault).

Henri’s maternal grandfather was Charles Laramée (the son of Octave Fissiau and Mathilde Boire). Octave was the son of Antoine Fissiau and Christine Souligny.

Henri’s maternal grandmother was Marie Seraphine Samuel (the daughter of Isidore Samuel and Genevieve Seraphine Bond). Isidore was the son of Jean Samuel and Catherine English. Genevieve was the daughter of Jean Bond and Marie-Reine Rose Rinfret.

Sources: Genealogy of Henri Richard – http://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Henri Richard (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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