The family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury on Friday, June 28th, 2013 at the age of 85 years. Beloved husband of 65 years of Yvette (née Montpellier) Bélanger of Azilda. Loving father of René (Pierrette), Mona, Diane (Marcel), Monique (Gilles), predeceased by Jacques, Roma (Agathe), François (Nancy), Mariette (Mark) of Gatineau and Luc (Jenn). He will be sadly missed by his 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He leaves behind his sisters Anita (Donat Danis), Georgette (late Laurier) and his brother Regent. Fernand will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A special thanks to the staff of the Red Cross. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4691 R.R. 15, Chelmsford, on Tuesday July 2, 2013 from 2-5p.m. and 7-9:30p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11a.m. at Ste-Agnès Church, Azilda. Donations (by cheque only) to the Sudbury Regional Palliative Care Association or to the Canadian Red Cross would be appreciated.