The family announces with great sorrow his passing in Chelmsford on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 at the age of 87 years. Son of the late Alexi and the late Régina (née Fournier) Courtemanche. Husband of the late Irène (née Proulx) Courtemanche. Loving father of Normand Courtemanche (Denise), Suzanne Courtemanche both of Sudbury, Denis Courtemanche (Darlene Burton) of Capreol and Gilles Courtemanche (Carol) of Val Caron. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Rhéa Pilon (late Albert) of Val Caron. Predeceased by his sister and brother; Florida Régimbal (late Armand) and Conrad Courtemanche (late Violette). Mr. Courtemanche was a founding member as well as a past president of the Caisse Populaire in Val Caron, as well as being a WW II veteran. He volunteered for the Sudbury Regional Palliative Care Association for many years and was very involved with his church. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 11 a.m. in Notre-Dame du Rosaire Church, Blezard Valley. Donations (by cheque only) to Sick Kids would be greatly appreciated.