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Joseph Prime Theriault



Joseph “Pete” Theriault left us on the cusp of Spring to go to his eternal rest with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 14th.

“Pete” was born in Paquetteville, New Brunswick and grew up in nearby Dalhousie. He had a full and interesting life that took him from East Coast to West Coast during his 92 years. His parents were Joseph Jean-Baptiste Theriault and Rose Robichaud.

Precious father to daughter Anne (Theriault) Arseneau and son-in-law Rene Arseneau of Edmonton, AB, and son Joe (Joseph Allen) Theriault and daughter-in-law Susan Williams of London, ON. He was the bright star grandfather called “Pepe” to his beloved grandchildren: Denis Arseneau and wife Faustine Spillebout of Tours, France; Danielle Arseneau and partner Santiago Malvido of Victoria, BC; Liane Arseneau and family friend Jasper La Bounty of Saanich, BC; as well as Zoe and Zak Theriault of London, ON.

Pre-deceased and loved by wife Laurette (Bourque) Theriault in 1999 and special friend Effie Kramer in 2012, both formerly of Lethbridge AB. Pre-deceased by his entire family of 3 brothers and 4 sisters. He was the last of the family line.

Dad was an inspiration to everyone he met yet he didn’t think that was true. A bilingual raconteur, a humorist, a tax collector, a faithful family man, a proud Acadian, excellent cartoonist, and most of all, an artist. He was also a political savant, a classical music lover, and an avid reader of current events with his constant stack of newspapers (all puzzles completed daily) including his favorite Globe & Mail. He was generous to a fault. And adventuresome enough to move again at 89 to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island with Anne and Rene. Bright and fiercely independent and articulate to the very end.

Pete will be greatly missed by those few who knew and loved him so well, and by those who were fortunate enough to receive his special hand-painted Christmas cards!

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 18, 2017, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sherwood Park, AB.

Interment will be later this spring in Sarnia, Ontario beside our mum.

Thank you to Grey Nuns ER and 5th floor staff who provided such excellent care and dignity in his final days.

“There was a little kindly smile as if he but slept, dreaming pleasant dreams.”
L M Montgomery – Anne of Green Gables

In Loving Memory of
Joseph Prime Theriault
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Funeral Service:
Funeral Mass
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
7:00 PM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
13 Brower Drive
Sherwood Park, AB
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