DUGUAY, Edmond Joseph
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear father and papa, Edmond, on April 21, 2021 at the great age of 96. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his three children, Clarence Duguay, Claire (Rick) Rabian and Doris Mannell (Gord), his much- adored grandchildren, Julie and Stephen Mannell, and his only surviving sister Diana (Maurice) Hébert. Edmond is predeceased by his six brothers and six of his sisters, and his son-in-law Gary Mannell (2002).
Born on July 4, 1924 in St. Isadore, New Brunswick, Edmond became a man of many talents, hobbies and sporting passions, and most significantly, a proudly decorated veteran of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces, for which he served his country from 1943-46. Edmond received medals of bravery for his service in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He would later become a treasured member of both the St. Catharines and Fonthill Branches of the Royal Canadian Legion; always in attendance at the local Remembrance Day tribute.
Following his war efforts and service commitments, Edmond brought his love for Maritime music, dance, lobster and king crab to Ontario. In 1955, he married our beloved Mother and Nanny, Rachel Côtė. It was here that he put his knowledge and love of automobiles to great use, working as a certified auto mechanic until his retirement. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of classic cars, and, even in his latest years, Edmond would regale his friends and family with specifications of classic cars, including, his own 1955 Robin Egg blue Chevrolet. Never one to “idle”, Edmond spent much of his retirement enjoying vegetable gardening, carpentry, fishing and cheering on, or cursing at the Toronto Maple Leaf’s.
Our family would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Shorthills’ Villa, who treated dad like “part of the family.” We would also like to thank the many medical professionals of the Niagara Health System who helped dad live such great, long life.
À bientôt Papa!
In lieu of flowers, remembrances of Edmond may be made through a donation to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 613 (Fonthill) via e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, a private Funeral Service will take place. Online condolences may be shared at www.pjdartefh.ca