The family announces with great sorrow his passing at the Elizabeth Centre on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at the age of 71 years. Son of the late Robert and of the late Anna (née Séguin) Couture. Loving father of Philippe Couture of Chelmsford, Yves Couture (Julie Souligny) of Orléans and Mireille Couture (Paul Carpenter) of Johannesburg, South Africa. Cherished grandfather of Sébastien and Evelyne Souligny-Couture. Dear brother of Jean-Guy Couture (Flore), Georgette Bergeron (Henry) both of Hanmer, Réjean Couture (Hélène), Jeannine Lalonde (Laurent) both of Crystal Falls, Claire Quenneville (late Gerry) of Azilda,  Laurent Couture (Rollande) of Rockland and Claude Couture of Sudbury. Predeceased by his brothers; Gilles Couture and Marcel Couture. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Couture was a principal for over 30 years with Sudbury District Roman Catholic Separate School Board. He was loved by all his co-workers and his students. Lionel was a fanatical golfer and a number one fan of the Montreal Canadiens.  The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 4691 R.R. 15, Chelmsford on Saturday, September 1st, 2012 from 2-5 and 7-8 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel, Chelmsford. Donations (by cheque only) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be greatly appreciated.

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