REVEREND ÉVAIN MARCHAND Died peacefully on May 4th, 2012, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Toronto in his 89th year. Son of the late Édilbert Marchand and the late Hélène Belcourt. Father Marchand was born in Lafontaine, Ontario on December 14th, 1923. He attended St. Augustine's Seminary in Scarborough, Ontario. He was ordained in 1951. He will be fondly remembered by parishioners of Perkinsfield, Ontario and Sacré-Coeur, St-Brigid's and Our Lady of Peace in Toronto. He retired as pastor in June 1992. Father Marchand was predeceased by two of his sisters, Fleurette, and Yvette (formerly Sister Hélène-Rita, CSC) and his brother Bernard. He leaves behind his brother Gilbert (married to Alda Laurin); his sister Alfréda (widow of Henry Moloney) and his sister-in-law Berthe Brunet as well as several nephews and nieces. His longtime companion and friend Jean-Guy Saint-Yves will sadly miss him. Father Marchand was a People's Priest, a man of deep faith who touched the hearts and souls of all he met. He was compassionate, accepting, loving in all he did and a loyal friend. He had a twinkle in his eye and a kind word for others. He loved to laugh, enjoyed life and taught others to do the same. He brought out the very best in others. Visitation will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., Toronto (west of Royal York Rd.) from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. on Monday, May 7th. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 11 a.m. Toronto arrangements entrusted to Turner & Porter Butler Chapel. Online condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca
Visitation will also be held at Paroisse Ste. Croix, 327 Rue Principale, Lafontaine from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 10th. Funeral Mass will be held at Paroisse Ste. Croix on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Ste. Croix Cemetery in Lafontaine, Ontario, following the mass. Lafontaine arrangements entrusted to the Penetanguishene Funeral Home, 705-549-3155. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial masses and donations to the charities of your choice.