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GUY CHICOINE WHITING - Guy Chicoine, 68, of Whiting, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born July 5, 1945, in St. Hycinthe, Canada, he was the son of the late Rolland and Marie (Lavallee) Chicoine. Guy married Marilyn Donovan on July 3, 1965, and together they raised a family. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He had a great sense of humor, a winning smile, and a contagious laugh. He could often be found tending to his tomatoes and cucumbers. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and shared these interests with his son and grandchildren. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and often made them his homemade French fries and apple pie. He was also a skilled carpenter and shared his talent and expertise with others. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a volunteer firefighter for the Cornwall and Whiting Fire Departments. He remained active in the Whiting Fire Department until his health prevented his participation. He also served as the Constable for the Town of Whiting since 1984. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Whiting; son, John Chicoine of Sudbury; daughters, Janette Chicoine-Roberts and husband, Kurt, of Jericho, and Monica Chicoine-Radford and husband, Thomas, of Georgia Center; grandchildren, Kaleb Radford, Lauren Radford, and Madison Chicoine; brother, Yves Chicoine and wife, Donna, of Weybridge; sisters, Monique Preseau of South Carolina, and Nicole Leonard and husband, Eric, of Shoreham; and several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-laws, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; and brothers, Jacques "Jack" Chicoine, Roger Chicoine, and Bernard Chicoine. Visiting hours for family and friends will be held today, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home, 117 South Main St., Middlebury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with Father William R. Beaudin as celebrant. Pallbearers will be Michael and Bryan Chicoine; Jason, David, and Eric Leonard; and Roger Gingras. Immediately following, a reception will be held in Guy's honor for family and friends at the Whiting Community Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home, www. sandersonfuneralservice. com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Whiting and Cornwall Fire Departments.

Published in The Burlington Free Press from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2013
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