Hundreds turn out for Mr Epsom Roy Richmond
10:20am Thursday 10th March 2011 in News
Hundreds turned out to remember Roy Richmond at a public memorial.
Crowds gathered at St Martin’s Church in Epsom to pay their respects to Roy, who died at the age of 85 in January after a 20-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.
A respected member of the community and successful businessman, Roy was considered to be the driving force behind Epsom Coaches.
Together with wife Nancy, Roy founded the Macmillan Butterfly Appeal in 1991 to raise funds for the Macmillan Butterfly cancer centre which opened at Epsom hospital in 2001.
Plans are currently underway to rename part of Blenheim Road, Roy Richmond Way in honour of ‘Mr Epsom’.
Steve Whiteway, Commercial Director at Epsom Coaches said: “Since the news of his death, tributes have been flowing in.
“They all recognise Roy not only for what he did, but in the way that he did it, above all, as a true gentleman.”