Peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Rosaire Bechard passed away at the age of 64. Beloved husband and best friend of Heidi Bechard. Loving and devoted father of Brian Bechard (Grace), Franky Bechard (Diana), Jaime Hayes (Justin) and Justin Bechard. Cherished grandfather of Jordan, Holden, Faris and the late Riley. Dear brother of Norm Bechard (Linda), Joe Bechard (Kathy), Mark Bechard (Yvonne), Theresa Legace (Norm) and Helen Demers (Bob). Rosaire was as a First Class Chief Stationary Engineer Manager with ConAgra Foods in Dresden, Ontario, he was the president of the Sarnia Chapter of The Institute of Power Engineering and was an avid Boater and member of The Sarnia Bay Marina. Family and friends will be received on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held to celebrate Rosaire’s life on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The St. Joseph’s Hospice – would be greatly appreciated by the family. (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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