Elliot Lake Funeral Chapel
& Cremation Centre
Menard, Alphonse Joseph – The family announce the passing of Alphonse “Phonse” Menard on July 17, 2019 at the Golden Birches Terrace in Blind River. Born in Blind River in August 1943, he was pre-deceased by his parents John J. and Kathleen (nee Kennedy) Menard and was the eldest sibling of Margaret McLeod (late Gary) of Blind River, Lucille Phillips (Ted) of Blind River, Nicolle Utter (Doug) of Blind River, John Menard (Pam) of Peterborough, Robert Menard (Nancy) of Blind River, Mary Nadon (Kim) of Blind River, Micheline Menard of Orangeville and Melanie Hall (late Andrew) of Blind River. Also survived by numerous nephews, nieces as well as great nephews and nieces. Alphonse worked at the McFadden Lumber Mill until it closed and then was employed at the North Shore Health Network in Blind River until his retirement. Always unassuming, he rarely said no when asked for help. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday July 23, 2019 from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am from Paroisse Ste Famille in Blind River. Interment to follow in Hillside Cemetery, Blind River. Memorial contributions to the Golden Birches Family Council or the North Shore Health Network Foundation, Blind River Site would be appreciated by the family.
Alphonse will be remembered fondly. He had a heart of gold and yes... was always the first one to offer help.
(Michelle Menard & family)
Alphonse will be fondly remembered by us. He was so helpful when Maryanne and Ernie lived at Northshore Living. He will be missed.
Paul and Julia
Alphonse was always smiling and uplifting. When his Parents were away and I was asked to cover at the Funeral Home, Alphonse was always around and willing to help. May he rest in peace!
I always enjoyed seeing Alphonse. He introduced me to CB/HAM radios when I was a kid and took us boating and fishing up on Matinenda. He was one of those people who always greeted you with a smile no matter what.
Our heartfelt sympathy & condolences to the entire Menard & extended families, Alphonse was truly the most sweetest man we’d ever meet, not to mention his understated sense of humor, he could make you laugh without cracking a smile he was that good, lol. Your family has truly lost a huge soul...
XO Ross & Kendell Hall
Margaret, Lucile, Nicolle, John, Robert, Mary, Micheline, Mélanie.
Grand frère Alphonse est parti pour une autre vie éternelle cette fois. Celle-ci, lui apportera la paix, le soulagement, le bonheur de retrouver ses parents et tous les autres qu’il a connu et aimé.
Notre sincère sympathie, nos chaleureuses pensées et notre affection à vous tous puisque nous ne pouvons pas être avec vous à Blind-River.
Oncle Eugene et tante Monique et notre famille