It is with great sadness that the family announces his passing in Sudbury, on November 19, 2012 at the age of 65 years. Beloved husband of Marie-Reine Hince (née Gélinas). Loving father of Chantal Nupponen (Brian) and Danny (Nicole Desrosiers) both of Sudbury. Dear brother of Solange Lachance (Gerard) of Whitefish, Jacqueline (friend Italo) of Sault Ste Marie, Carole of Hearst and Denis (Linda) of Hallebourg. Predeceased by his brother Gerald Vallières (Ghislaine of Kapuskasing). Loving grandfather of Devon, Lucas, Brianne, Jonah, Tanner and Paige. At Benoit’s request, there will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11a.m. at l’Annonciation Church, 1168 Northway St., Sudbury. Donations (by cheque only) to the Northeast Mental Health Center would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Cooperative Funeral Home, Sudbury.