The Richard Nemis Ring of Fire First Nations Community Trust

Great memories, Dick!

Gale and Bill White

Dick’s boat was next to ours in the 70s and we had so many wild cruises and parties and good times.

Jim and I loved him from the start and always considered him to be one of the “good” guys you meet in your life.

Over the years we knew he would always have our back.

Hope that Jim and Dick are on the bridge of a 60 footer powering down a tree lined channel in bright sunshine!

Dianne Monnot

This donation is in Memory of our good friend Richard Nemis.

Patricia Parkin

We will really miss Richard and our times at the moose camp every fall. 

We have many great memories. Jim, Dave, Mike and Dennis, ‘The Ottawa Boys’.

We’d also like to echo Doug’s sentiments.

Richard will be greatly missed by us all.

We are fortunate to have great memories of our adventures together at moose camp.

Sending our deepest sympathies to the family. – Jim, Dave, Mike and Dennis

James Sargent

Thinking of you!

Audry Joslin

richard and jenny: joe and i were so very sorry to hear of dick’s passing.

he was a great guy, and a great friend to dianne and jim.

i understand how much you must be grieving–our heartfelt sympathies to you both and all of the family. hugs, margo and joe


We will always remember the fun and laughter that was had by all at Dick’s hunting cabin in Wawa.

Oh the stories he would tell and we would add to them.

This was always the main hunting trip of every fall, just to go up and see and listen to Dick.

He would tell us about his mining days.

What a great guy Dick was.

He will surely be missed!!! My condolences to the family.

Doug Porter

I was 17 when I moved to Thunder Bay from NL to work for Noranda. I was very blessed to have meet Dick in my younger years and get to know him.

Over the years I have many fond memories of great hunting and fishing trips along with working directly or indirectly for many of Dicks companies.

He had a heart of Gold and always made everyone feel welcome in his place. On top of all that he was one heck of a mining promotor.

He’s discoveries keep us inspired to this very day that there’s more mines to be found.

He’ll always be remembered as one of the great ones in the mining sector

and I’ll never forget his quote on the discovery of the Ring of Fire Nickel deposit ” WELL… its a dandy”.

Condolences to the family and our prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Stephen Stares

It was a great honour to care for Richard at Margaret Bahen Hospice for York Region.

On behalf of the entire MB Hospice family, please accept our deepest condolences.

Deborah Kesheshian

Richard had great compassion for those around him.

We shared the vision of First Nation empowerment.

Stephen Pidcock

A friend lost but never forgotten.

You will be deeply missed Dick.

Edmund Elbert

I knew Dick as a kind, generous man who was fun to laugh with and who dearly loved and enjoyed his kids..

Heartfelt best wishes to Jenny and Richie. please take care.

Barb Brennan Mustard

Judy and David Graham have sent flowers to the family of Richard Evon Nemis.

Judy and David Graham

From sharing an apartment in the wild and crazy days of Ottawa University, Dick and I (two Sudbury boys) have kept in touch.

We were supposed to meet last fall but he postponed until this spring. 

I was really looking forward to seeing him. I will grieve the loss of this unique man

Jim and Barb Kozlich, from Sudbury

Sad to hear the news on Richard’s passing. Condolences to his family. 

Worked with Dick in the 1980’s during the Central Crude days and the discovery of Eagle River.

Many fond memories of fishing trips to Horizon’s West where he assembled many of the Country’s great explorers.

His enthusiasm and fondness in Canadian exploration will be missed in the industry.

I am sure he is leading a staking rush on the other side.

Charlie Page

Remembered By

Adam & Marlene Sorrenti

Dick was the best neighbor at the marina anyone could ask for, some days & nights

we would have our music a bit loud and all

he would say is ” turn it up”.

Michelle & I will miss him.

Jen & Richard we are very sorry for your loss our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Dave & Michelle Horvath

Dick was a great friend, and wonderful ally.

When I learned of his passing I felt a profound loss and sadness, but those feelings were tempered by fond memories of good times.

My deepest sympathy for his family and friends in this difficult time.

Clifford Martin

Dick was a great friend to me and my husband Art…I was saddened to hear of his death yesterday .

When we retired to Collingwood in the90s Dick would surprise us with a visit out of the blue.

Hate to say goodby…he will be missed

Margaret Robertson
I was saddened to learn of Dicks passing.
I have fond memories of times spent years ago in Toronto with Dick and my couson, his close friend Art Robertson.
My sincere condolences to the Nemis family.
Judy Robertson
Melody,Terry/Nemis Family: My sincerest sympathy!
Reading your brother’s involvement in mineral explorations as a lawyer that cumulated in the discovery of Ring of Fire, I found so fascinating!
He attained accomplishments for a dearly required biography for others to educate & follow his lead.
What an inspiration to his family, friends & business associates.
Be proud that you were associated with this remarkable man! Chrissie is singing “My Son” with champagne in hand!
Sending you hugs! LORI
Lorraine (Lori) Sunday Town of Blue Mountain (Friend of Chrissie Nemis)

Our deepest condolences to the family.

Dick was a wonderful man.

He will be missed by all who knew him.

He has a wonderful hope of the reserection by god.

Fran and John Harvey

I was very sad to hear of Richard passing, we were long time friends when he lived in Sudbury, my deepest sympathy to his family.

Colette Paquette

Richard, I’m very sorry for your loss.

Chris & I knew him through summer hockey, ages ago.

Steve Monk (Summer Hockey friend)