It is with a heavy heart that the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has learned of the sudden passing of longtime finance employee and current comptroller, Richard Fournier.

As Richard begins his journey into the spirit world, MCA extends sincere condolences to his family, work family, friends, and MCA staff. We all share the sorrow of this great loss.

Richard was a dedicated employee with Mohawk Council for nearly 30 years. He was kind, funny and left a positive impact on many who crossed his path throughout his long career in the organization. Although he wasn’t a member of Akwesasne, he was well-known and loved both in the organization and throughout the community.

Richard’s coworkers remember him as “a dedicated and hardworking employee”, “a great mentor to all of us,” and “someone who could always make you laugh.” During stressful times in finance, he would encourage staff by reminding them, “Everything will be alright.”

Richard will be greatly missed and never forgotten. We ask that positive thoughts and prayers continue to be with his family and friends during this difficult time.