Wally Richards, a former well-known leader within Canada’s printing industry, passed away on Friday, May 8, at age 76. Richards was diagnosed with cancer in June 2014 and given three to six months to live, but he fought to live almost 11 months after his diagnosis.
Richards worked with leading technology vendors like Eastman Kodak, Graphic Litho and Treck Photographic before venturing out on his own with Graffix Distribution and then later purchased Henning Graphics.
“I worked with him at Graffix and Henning and he was the most amazing boss ever,” says Lisa Egri, Richards’ daughter. “He was fond of telling people that in the dozen years we worked together we only had two fights. He always claimed that both fights were his fault but that may not have been exactly true.” She recalls attending trade shows with her father, who had to stop every few steps to greet someone he knew.
Richards retired to a relaxing and fulfilling life as a painter and writer.
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