On Friday, May 3, 2013 Adelard Vincent Joseph Bilodeau of St. Paul, Alberta formerly of Bonnyville, passed away at the age of 87 years. Adelard is lovingly survived by his wife of 63 1/2 years: Murielle Bilodeau; three sons: Léo (Lorraine) Bilodeau of Ardrossan, AB, Raymond (Barbara) Bilodeau of Surrey, BC, René (Chanya) Bilodeau of Vernon, BC; six daughters: Yvette (Ellis) Kumpula of Ardrossan, AB, Bernadette (Omer) Robert of Bonnyville, AB, Jeannine (Gerald) Chabot of Sherwood Park, AB, Thérèse (Maurice) Richard of Bonnyville, AB, Linne (David) Bowler of Bonnyville, AB, Rita (Corrie) Kerekes of Sherwood Park, AB; three brothers: Roland (Shirley) Bilodeau of Keremeos, BC, Romeo (Laurette) Bilodeau of St. Paul, AB, Lionel (Carol) Bilodeau of Chilliwack, BC; six sisters: Juliette (Marcel) Carrier of Surrey, BC, Lucille Hafner of Moosomin, SK, Madelaine Ouellette of Maillardville, BC, Denise Carr of Chilliwack, BC, Georgette Lafreniere of Langley, BC, Lilliane (Leon) Bilodeau of Maple Ridge, BC; twenty three grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren. Adelard was predeceased by his parents: Ludger & Théodora Bilodeau; Baby brother: Leo Bilodeau; two sisters: Helen Dion, Aline Dale; six brothers-in-law: Morley Hafner, Noel Ouellette, Albert Lafreniere, Bob Dale, Pat Dale, Bill Carr.
Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, May 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, Bonnyville, AB with Father Thomas Dieu Nguyen as celebrant. Interment at St. Michael Roman Catholic Cemetery, LaCorey, AB. Honorary pallbearers: Trevor Kumpula, Lenny Bilodeau, Lance Bilodeau, Edric Chabot, Joseph Bilodeau, Levon Bilodeau, Gilles Richard. Pallbearers: Gavin Kumpula, David Robert, Jerome Chabot, Gary Kerekes, Jacques Richard, Jean Luc Bilodeau.
Memorial tributes in memory of Adelard may be sent to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 10985-124 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H9.