Albert Arcand
1918 - 2017
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ARCAND, Albert Joseph, CD —

Major, Royal Canadian Engineers, retired

Peacefully at home in Aurora on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Born November 23, 1918 on the family farm south of Dollard, Saskatchewan, son of the late Aurèle Arcand and Alexina Maurice. Predeceased by his wife, Lucie Proulx. Survived by his son Claude and daughter-in-law Brenda Braendel amd his beloved grandchildren, Kelly Braendel and Josée, Pierre and Stéphane Arcand. Visitation at Thompson Funeral Home (530 Industrial Parkway South at Yonge Street) in Aurora (905-727-5421) on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church in Aurora at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017 followed by cremation. Interment of ashes will take place in Aurora Cemetery in the spring.



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Published in Toronto Star on Jan. 7, 2017.
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February 4, 2017
Claude Brenda and family.
I was very saddened with the news of uncle Albert while we were away.
Our thoughts were with at this very difficult time.
Brian & Pam
January 15, 2017
Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you.
We have always been so impressed with Albert's good
humor and evidence of faith in his life, as well as the
same evidence of that faith transmitted to you and your
entire family. Thanks be to God.
Roland & Erin Giardetti
January 15, 2017
Our most sincere sympathy to all of you.

I cannot help but feel the sadness for you. Your family has never known life without 'Papa'.

That being said...I cannot help but feel the joy that Albert is now experiencing.

We are so honoured to have known Albert...and have enjoyed his calm and passive outlook on life. A brilliant mind...and his determination to always continue and move forward...no matter how painful it was...has given us great inspiration. We will definitely take a page from his book.

You are so blessed to have enjoyed life...for so long...with such an amazing man.
He will truly be missed...but his memory will forever live in our hearts.
Janine & Ernie Petrasovic
January 15, 2017
Nous sommes vraiment touchés par cette triste nouvelle.
Nous vous présentons nos condoléances les plus sincères .
Que Dieu donne le courage et la paix dans vos curs .
Pierre, Rima, Eddy & Lea Labaki
January 15, 2017
Sorry to hear of your loss Claude.
Was comforting for all of you to be with him.
Take care.
Peter Chalk
January 15, 2017
So sorry for your loss, Claude.

Do take care of yourself during this hard time.
John Degen
January 15, 2017
Claude: Very sorry to hear this news but it's true, it was a miracle to have him at home to the end and a blessing for him to be there with family in the end.
David Beal
January 15, 2017
Sorry Claude, I know you've always been very close with your father but we can all wish to live such a full life and so hope there is some consolation in that. Take care.
Tim Elliott
January 15, 2017
So sorry to hear but comforting to know he passed at home with his family with him.
Peter McCallum
January 15, 2017
Our deep condolences, Claude. You're father was a wonderful man. A life truly to be celebrated.
Robert McCallum
January 14, 2017
Our prayers are with you.
Gordon & Kim McCallum
January 14, 2017
Nos sincères condoléances pour la perte de ton père. Perdre un membre de la famille est éprouvant, tout de même nous sommes heureux d'apprendre qu'il est décédé paisiblement.
Lulla & Michel Brochu
January 14, 2017
C'est avec tristesse que nous apprenons la nouvelle de votre père. Il était un homme de caractère doux.

Vous et votre famille sont dans nos pensées et nos prières. Nous vous présentons nos condoléances les plus sincères.

Que vos curs retrouvent la sérénité et que vous puissiez continuer à répandre la joie dont nous nous sommes habitués.
Ilham, Jean, Timothy, Emmanuel et Nathaniel Boudoumit
January 14, 2017
C'est vraiment une très triste nouvelle pour nous tous.

Nous sommes vraiment touchés et nos prières et sincères condoléances vont à vous et votre famille.

Que Dieu vous donne courage et paix dans vos curs. Sachez que nous partageons votre peine immense.
Jean-Noël Li
January 14, 2017
Quelle triste nouvelle. Un homme remarquable. Nos sympathies Claude et à votre famille. On prie pour le repos de son âme, bien qu'il ne devrait pas avoir de difficulté pour rentrer au paradis parmi tous les anges regrettés de ce monde.
Marc Sheehan
January 14, 2017
Toutes mes sympathies à toute la famille. Nous prions que Dieu vous donne courage et que ton père M. Albert se repose en paix.
Patricia Lim
January 11, 2017
Claude, Brenda and family

I have just heard that Mr. Arcand passed away. He was such a gentle sweet man and I will be forever thankful to him for all the help he gave us in preparing for the opening of Our Lady of Grace Childcare Centre back in 1988. You are all in my thoughts and I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you all!

Shelley Ambing
January 10, 2017
My sincerest condolences to you and your family Brenda. I would have loved to come to the viewing, but unfortunately I just found out about Albert's passing. I had no idea what an interesting and full life he had. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sending hugs.
Pat Lalonde
January 10, 2017
What an absolutely fabulous photographic representation of an amazing gentleman's life. Never met him but wish I had. Your family should be proud of the effort you have taken to perpetuate his memory.

Gilles Dubois
LCol Military Engineers, (Ret'd)
January 10, 2017
Mes sincères condoléances, monsieur Arcand, pour le décès de votre père. Prenez bien soin de vous.
Philippe Cowle
January 10, 2017
The Canadian Military Engineers extend to you and your family our deepest sympathies in your time of sorrow.

Brigadier-General Steve M. Irwin, CD (Retired)
Colonel Commandant of the Canadian Military Engineers

https://cmea-agmc.ca/cme-family-last-post
Canadian Military Engineers Association
January 9, 2017
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
JP and Marie Rousseau
January 9, 2017
Mes sincères condoléances pour la famille Arcand, en particulier Claude et ses enfants. Mes prières vous accompagnent. Sophie Ouellet
January 9, 2017
Our deepest condolences.
Frank Cianni and family.
Knights of Columbus
January 8, 2017
Respectfully from the Visconti, Family, our sincerest deepest condolences to the Arcand family for their beloved father, father-in-law and grand pere. May God bless you during this most difficult and may Albert rest in peace.

With deepest sympathies:,
Peter, Vita, Sarah and Christina
Maple, Ontario
January 8, 2017
Respectfully from the Visconti, Family, our sincerest deepest condolences to the Arcand family for their beloved father, father-in-law and grand pere. May God bless you during this most difficult time and may Albert rest in peace.

With deepest sympathies:,
Peter, Vita, Sarah and Christina
Maple, Ontario
Peter V
January 8, 2017
My thoughts will be with all of you. A truly beautiful tribute to be seen in these remarkable photos of Albert's engaging and fulfilling life. James Walke
James Walke
January 7, 2017
Dear Claude and Brenda,
My thoughts and prayers are with you, and all those who loved and cared for your dad.

Sincerely,
Sheila McLean
January 7, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to the Arcand Family on the loss of your father.
He is in a place where he can rest in peace. May the Good Lord give him eternal rest. The Catania family Aurora
Alfred Catania
January 7, 2017
From the Cadets and Staff of the Queen's York Rangers 2799 Army Cadet Corps, specifically the Band. Our thoughts are with M. Claude Arcand and the entire Arcand family. Maj Arcand CD was an officer and a gentleman to the very end.
Phil Lusk
January 7, 2017
From the Cadets and Staff of the Queen's York Rangers 2799 Army Cadet Corps. Our thought are with M. Claude Arcand and the entire Arcand family.
Phil Lusk
January 7, 2017
His memory will live everyone he impacted forever
Jane Braendel
January 7, 2017
Brenda Claude and family.
Sorry for your loss, I know he is at peace with his wife. What a wonderful life, with so many positive memories that impacted so many people. He will alway be in your heart, I know he will be greatly missed
Jane Braendel
January 7, 2017
So sorry for your loss. A great man has gone before us. It was always very reassuring to be greeted by him at Church.
Dianne Wood
January 7, 2017
Claude, Brenda, and family

Such a classy man. A great loss to your family and our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Greg and Susan Wood
January 7, 2017
Albert was the consumate friend and gentleman and A Grand Knight.My sincere condolences to the Arcand family.Our Lady of Grace family will miss him.
Rose Giusti and family Scottsdale,Arizona
Rose Giusti
January 6, 2017
Claude, Brenda & family,
We are so sad to hear of Albert's passing. He will be missed by so very many. A shining example to us all.
I know well that Mike will have the welcome ready for his good friend Albert.
Thoughts, prayers and Gods blessings to you all.
Brenda, Dominic and Rupert MacNamara
Brenda MacNamara
January 6, 2017
Albert was a wonderful neighbour who was an inspiration to many. May your cherished memories give you comfort and peace as you celebrate a life well lived.
George and Shirley
Violet and Emma Wiedemeyer
January 6, 2017
Mes plus sincères condoléances aux familles Arcand et Braendel.
Ma prière vous accompagne au cours de ces jours difficiles à vivre.
Avec mon affection,
Yolande Leduc
Yolande Leduc
January 6, 2017
The light has extinguished on a life well and courageously lived.
May the fond memories you shared throughout your lives, be of comfort to you all at this sad time.
Sincere condolences to Claude, Brenda and their family.
Rosalyn & George Gonsalves
Aurora, ON
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