Samuel Courchane Sr.

ROCKY BOY Samuel Courchane Sr., 82, of Rocky Boy, a U.S. Army veteran who worked as a laborer and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and riding his quad, died of cancer Wednesday, March 20, at Benefis Health System in Great Falls.

His funeral Mass is 10 a.m. today at Rocky Boy Catholic Church, with burial in the family cemetery. Holland and Bonine Funeral Home handled arrangements.

He is survived by children Jackie Swan, Sam Courchane Jr., Melanie Courchane and Laoma Collins all of Rocky Boy, Nadine Poitra of Big Sandy and Tyson Courchane of Box Elder; sister Mary Ann Dustrude; nieces and nephews whom he raised, Denise Potter, Jim Boy Potter, Lois Potter and Greg Courchane; and numerous grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son; wife Nancy in 1993; and one grandson.


Published in Great Falls Tribune on Mar. 22, 2013