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From: Eileen Horan <>
Subject: [METIS] Obituary of Arsene Pilon
Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2010 19:02:37 -0800

OBITUARY OF ARSENE PILON, extracted by Eileen Horan, from the Saturday June 14th 2003 edition of the Prince Albert Daily Herald:
Mr Arsene Pilon, age 75, beloved husband of Mrs. Georgette Pilon of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, passed away on Friday, June 13th 2003, from complications from a stroke six years ago, with his family by his side.
Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 16th from St Michael Roman Catholic Church. The Reverend Mr. Louis Doderai will officiate. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17th from St Michael Roman Catholic Church by The Reverend Mr. Louis Doderai.

The late Mr. Pilon is survived by his loving family: his wife, Georgette (nee Smith); his one son and five daughters: Dezilda (Doug] Jackow, Cecile (Denis] Mauvieux, Lorraine [Daniel] Boisvert, Carole Gareau (Normand Poulin], Kenny [Rita] Pilon, and Paulette [Daniel] Gareau; his 18 grandchildren; his 5 great- grandchildren; his 4 brothers: Dennis, Alphonse (Donna), Hubert (Denise) and Ovide; his 4 sisters: Delores Ethier, Marie Ange (Edward] Bruce, Lucille (Gary) Pilon, and Georgina (Cliff) Fiddler; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

He was predeceased by his parents, George and Eva Pilon; his 4 brothers: George, Archie, Remie, and Marcien; his sister, Irene; his grandson, Jamie Mauvieux; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Victorine Smith.

Arsene was born on June 18th 1927 in Batoche, Saskatchewan.
He married Georgette Smith in 1952, in Duck Lake, and together they raised their six children and moved to Prince Albert in 1960. Arsene worked in the bush and operated his own post-treating plant. He owned and operated Pilon Trucking and was semi-retired in 1996.
Arsene was a founder of the Prince Albert Pony and Chuckwagon and Chariot Association, holding the position of President for many years. He loved racing ponies, enjoyed old-time dancing, especially the Polka. Arsene loved spending time with his family, in particular his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends.

It is the family's request that, those wishing to place may do so to the the Herb Bassett Nursing Home, Green Pod. Interment will take place in the Garden of Gethsemane, Prince Albert Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of River Park Memorial Chapel (306) 764-2727.
Addendum to Obituary, written by Eileen Horan:
Arsene Pilon was the second eldest in a family of 14, born to George Pilon [1900-1986] and Eva McDougall [b.1907; died before 2003].
He married Georgette Smith in 1952 at Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, a daughter of Joseph Jean "John" Smith [1891-1972] and Victorine McDougall Nicolas [1911-1964]. Her parents were married October 24th 1928 at Duck Lake, SK. and farmed in the Dorval District where their 16 children were born.
Georgette's Paternal Grandparents were Gabriel Smith [1858-1937] and Veronique Cardinal [1869-1961] - a daughter of Alexander "Petit-Loup" Cardinal [b.1841] and Elise Moreau [b.1849].

Victorine McDougall Nicolas was a daughter of Francois Archie "Frank" Midos dit Nicolas [b.1887 in France; died in 1945 at Duck Lake] and Marie "Alexandrine" Fleury [1887-1918] - a daughter of Patrice Joseph Fleury Junior [1865-1947] and Justine Montour [1865-1909].

Arsene Pilon's paternal grandparents were Raymond-Barthelemy-"Bartholemi" Pilon [1861-1940] and Christine Dumas [1862-1954] - a daughter of Michel Junior Dumais dit Dumas [b.1796] and Henriette Landry [1822-1909]. His maternal grandparents were Samuel McDougall [1884-1951] and Delima "Delia" Regnier [1884-1956] - a daughter of Octave Antoine Nicholas Regnier [1852-1899] and Celestine Lepine [1860-1945].

Arsene Pilon and Georgette Smith had 6 children. They moved to Prince Albert in 1960.

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