Viola Sara Marchand
Viola Sara Marchand died at Wellington House in Prescott on Sept. 19, 2002 at the age of 103.
She was the wife of Roger Marchand who died before her in 1975. The couple was married in Montreal on Sept. 3, 1931.
Mrs. Marchand was born in Fontnelle, Gaspé, Quebec on July 18, 1899 to the late Pauldore and Mary Stanley. She is survived by children Muriel Black of Philipsburg, Quebec; Gladys Gates of Prescott; and Gordon “Sonny” (Sylvia) Marchand of Spencerville. She was predeceased by Joseph Marchand.
She will be sadly missed by 14 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Ivan Stanley of Gaspé and sister Hillary of Quebec. She was predeceased by four sisters and three brothers.
Mrs. Marchand was a housewife and homemaker. She lived at Wellington House for the previous six years. She was a member of St. Peter’s Anglican Church in South Mountain.
Her funeral was held at Byers Funeral Home Chapel at 10 am on Sept. 21, with cremation officiated by Rev. Brian Cauk. Pallbearers were Leonard Marchand, Reggie Marchand, Kevin Davidson, Gary Gates, Randy Gates and Allan Gates.