Antoine Brochu (January 30, 1935 – September 24, 2020)

Antoine Andre Brochu (also known as Tony or Ti-Toine) long time resident of Girouxville passed away on September 24, 2020 in McLennan at the age of 85 years.  Antoine was born on January 30, 1935 on the farm west of Girouxville.

Antoine spent most of his work life driving a CAT.  He also had a successful cattle ranch west of Girouxville, land in Whitemud, and operated a custom baling operation.  Some of his hobbies in the early years included gymkhana and curling and in the later years cutting firewood, reading by the woodstove, cribbage games, and spending time with the children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. 

He was predeceased by his wife of 38 years Jacqueline Roby (2000), his siblings Aurelie Girouard (1994), Odelie Castonguay (2009), Liberia Belanger (2002), Rose Alma Soucy (2004), David (1926), Antoinette (1926), Thomas (1926), Charlemagne-Charlie (2015), Judith Fontaine (2012), and Francois-Frank (2020), and his grandchildren Robert Blanchette (1997), and Normand Blanchette (2003).

His is survived by Mathilda Becher Brochu, his wife of 18 years, his sister Brigitte Chauvin, his children:  Nicole (Maurice) Blanchette, Richard (Maureen), Emile (Lea), and Marc (Alexandra), as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral Services for the late Antoine Brochu were held September 28, 2020 from the Paroisse Notre Dame de Lourdes Parish in Girouxville with Father Christian Ogbanna SDV officiating.  Interment followed at the Paroisse Notre Dame de Lourdes Parish cemetery in Girouxville.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Chapel of Memories Funeral Homes.  Donations as expressions of sympathy can be made to the Paroisse Notre Dame de Lourdes Parish in Girouxville.