February 19, 1922 - March 30, 2014
The passing of Armand Etienne Rene Thomarat occurred at St. Paul's Hospital on Sunday, March 30, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife Betty of 66 years, his children Renny (Arlene) of Estevan, Janette (Stephen) Rose of Shurdington, England, Loris (Rick Siemens) of Saskatoon, Philip (Charlie May) of Edmonton, grandchildren Carys and Brett. Step-grandchildren Michael, Chris, Jody, Jay and Evan and their families, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Brothers Gilbert (Eileen) of Mississauga, ON, and George (Mildred) of Summerside PEI, He was predeceased by his parents Armand Sr. and Jeanne, his sister Simone, brother Maurice (Helen) and brother-in-law Jack (Vera). Armand graduated from business college then worked for the RM of Duck Lake prior to serving as Staff Sargent in the Saskatoon Light Infantry Administration. He served as F/O Navigator- Bomb Aimer with the R.C.A.F. in WWII attached to the R.A.F. Squadron #357. He was a life-long member of the Burma Bomber Association and Saskatoon Legion Branch #63. Armand attended the University of Saskatchewan College of Commerce prior to working for Scott National Co. for 12 years and later for Kramer Tractor Co. for 25 years. He retired early when his long journey with health issues began. Armand loved the outdoors , hunting, fishing and his cabin at Emma Lake. He will be sadly missed and dearly remembered by his family and many friends and associates. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Co-cathedral on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 10:00 am. A private family Interment and Committal Rite will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, Soldiers Field at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (279 3rd Avenue, N. Saskatoon, SK S7K 2H7) Condolences may be sent to email@example.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2014