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Emilien August "Sparky" Menard (1909-1965)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Monday, April 5, 1965

Headline: Funeral Services Here For E. A. Menard, 1965

    Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 1st for the late Emilien A. (Sparky) Menard, who passed away Sunday March 28 after a brief illness.

    Mr. Menard was born Feb.9, 1909 at Roberval, Quebec and moved with his family to Fraser Lake, B,C, in 1926.

    In April of 1946 Mr. Menard came to the Yukon. He was well known in Whitehorse and throughout the Territory as he had been employed for many years by the North West Highway System, and had worked at Coal River, Lower Post and several other maintenance camps on the Alaska Highway. Since 1958 he had been employed by the Royal Canadian Air Force in Whitehorse.

    He was a member of the Holy Name Society and took an active part in all parish activities. Rev. Father Frances Triggs sang the Requiem High Mass and conducted Prayers at the graveside.

    Pall bearers were Messrs. Howard Firth, A. H. Robinson, Bert Hadwick, Peter Alexandrovitch, Denis Walsh, and Phil Delaney.

    Interment took place in the Whitehorse cemetery.

    Besides his wife Bertha one son Dennis 16, and a daughter Donna, five, Mr. Menard is survived by eight brothers, Philip of Vanderhoof, Adrian and Robert of New Westminster, Ed of Alberni, Romeo of Chilliwack, Gerard of Francis Lake and Tony in Montreal. Two sisters, Bertha, Mrs. T. Massey of Archerwell, Saskatchewan, and Bernadette, Mrs. Edmund Brindamour of New Westminster.

    Many Mass cards and floral tributes were received from his friends and relatives.

    Out of town relatives who attended ths funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Menard, Adrian, Gerard and Philip Menard, and Clarence Zendor, brother of Mrs. Menard.