The family announces with sorrow his passing in Sudbury on July 24th, 2012 at the age of 68 years. Son of the late William and Yvonne (née Proulx) Contant. Husband of Lorraine Contant (née Devost). Loving father of Nicole Marshall (Joseph) of Hanmer, Charles Contant (Rhonda) of Callander, Christianne Rodrigues (Gabriel) of Sudbury and Celine Contant (Chris Blais) of Garson. Beloved grandfather of André, Calin, Aimée, Alaissia, Joëlle, Celeste, Gabriel, Chase, Bryce, Brooke, Dominique and Pascale. Dear brother to Rollande Thibault (late Adelard), Cecile Ranger (Armand), Hélène Monaghan (late Stanley), Aline Sage (Al) and Paulette Contant all of North Bay, Emile Contant (Rachelle) of Corbeil and Roger Contant of Mattawa. André also leaves behind many relatives and friends. André was a member of Steelworkers Union, local 6500. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd (at Notre Dame) on Friday, July 27th, 2012 from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held in Astorville at a later date to be confirmed. Donations (by cheque) to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Crohns and Colitis Foundation.