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Lou (Lewis Thomas Charles) Richards MBE



Funeral: 11:00 AM
Wednesday 17th May 2017 at St Pauls Anglican Cathedral, cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, Melbourne, VIC



Tobin Brothers - N Melbourne Ph (03) 9328 3999

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Jan Tully
May 15th, 2017 at 9:43 am

Have been a Pies supporter since about 6 years of age. Ted Whitten was our local grocer in Sunshine. Lou had a bet with Ted once, promising to 'mow' Ted's front lawn with nail clippers if Footscray won. I was one of a huge crowd there when Lou got down on his hands and knees and did just that. I am sure he knew that Ted's front lawn was a pocket handkerchief sized bit of grass at the side of his shop. What a day!

Phil O'Donnell (Director Of The Last Post)
May 11th, 2017 at 10:12 am

Although I am a lifetime Magpie I was too young to see Lou hold aloft the '53 Premiership Cup. Fortunately, any young football loving person growing up in Melbourne in the 60's & 70's was greatly influenced by Bob, Jack and Lou. World of Sport was essential viewing for lots of us, along with League Teams, Replays, etc. We enjoyed Bob trying to control things, genial Jack dryly making comments, and larrikin Lou providing the humour - and often blunt assesments of poor performances. Lou understood Melbourne and Victoria's then almost obsessive love affair with football and brilliantly tapped into that psyche. I liken Lou to the football equivalent of that other TV larrikin of those days, Graham Kennedy - both had the rare media smarts to naturally read and irreverently respond to their audience. As a youth I came into World of Sport and it was fascinating to watch the "behind the scenes" dynamics and antics of Lou and the whole crew. One of the pleasures of growing older is we are allowed embellish the stories of our younger days. These tend to increase with death. Lou had no trouble embellishing in the present! This site is a permanent tribute to Lou that will be available to his family and our community for future generations. If you have any stories of Lou you can share them here for posterity. I'll let the brilliant cartoonist, Mark Knight, express my final thoughts. Mark drew Bob and Jack hosting heavenly League Teams. Strutting in from stage right, in a Collingwood jumper and angel's wings was Lou. Bob, in a dry aside to Jack, muttered, "Here comes trouble!"

Mike Parer South Supporter Since 1945
May 10th, 2017 at 12:49 pm

Thanks, Lou – your life of ‘taking the Mickey out of football losses’ with your asphalt down to earth humour on World of Sport saved many of us falling into depression especially these of us whose teams got so many wooden spoons. Thanks for a wonderful life of giving all you had to us all, even or especially those of us who find it hard to say a good word of Collingwood. Thanks, Lou – your life of ‘taking the Mickey out of football losses’ with your asphalt down to earth humour on World of Sport saved many of us falling into depression especially these of us whose teams got so many wooden spoons. Thanks for a wonderful life of giving all you had to us all, even or especially those of us who find it hard to say a good word of Collingwood. Thanks, Lou – your life of ‘taking the Mickey out of football losses’ with your asphalt down to earth humour on World of Sport saved many of us falling into depression especially these of us whose teams got so many wooden spoons. Thanks for a wonderful life of giving all you had to us all, even or especially those of us who find it hard to say a good word of Collingwood. Requiescat in Pace - Mike Parer

Mick Leahy
May 10th, 2017 at 10:51 am

With Bob Davis and Jack Dyer, Lou was God's gift to the mental health of generations of Victorians.

Laraine Beattie
May 9th, 2017 at 7:43 pm

Lou and Edna...you were a great team and a class act to the many families you befriended and mentored over many generations. May you both rest in peace together now forever. Love and condolence to your beautiful daughters and their families. 🌹🌹❤️❤️

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