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Joseph William ‘Willie’ Marchand

Funeral service for the late Joseph William ‘Willie’ Marchand, 87, was held March 5 in St. Louis Church, Louisdale, with Father Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial will be in St. Louis Parish Cemetery in Louisdale at a later date.
Mr. Marchand died
Funeral service for the late Joseph William ‘Willie’ Marchand, 87, was held March 5 in St. Louis Church, Louisdale, with Father Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial will be in St. Louis Parish Cemetery in Louisdale at a later date. Mr. Marchand died March 1, 2019 at the Strait Richmond Hospital in Evanston, Richmond County. Born October 27, 1931, in Louisdale, he was the son of the late William D. and Evangeline (Boudreau) Marchand. He worked on rock crushers for the municipality in Sydney, plumbing, drywall, and later, partnered in running the Cozy Corner Restaurant in St. Peter’s. He also worked as janitor for St. Louis Parish Hall up until his retirement. After his retirement, he then played the role of caregiver to many family members, along with taking care of seniors in their home. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley Marchand (Boudreau); five children, Wayne (Phyllis), St. John’s, Newfoundland; Paul (Pauline), Fort McMurray; Beverly Storey (Wendell), Dartmouth; John (Annette), Louisdale; Darryl (Shauna), Sylean Lake, AL; daughter-in-law, Darlene, Louisdale; four generations of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Cornelius; sister, Priscilla Samson. He was predeceased by daughter, Darlene; son, Blair; five brothers, Lawrence, Danny, Anthony, Raymond; Leo, in infancy; five sisters, Celina, Irene, Maude, Catherine, Theresa. Memorial donations may be made to St. Louis Parish Cemetery Fund, the Glen Sampson Room or to St. Louis Parish Renovation Fund or to the family. Online condolences: www.chboudreau.com

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