Passed away peacefully on July 9, 2012 at the age of 94. Predeceased by the love of his life, his wife, Mildred McAllister. Son of the late Moïse Pharand and Dovina (Delvina) Henri. Leaving behind his children Richard Pharand (Elvine Gignac), Herbert Pharand (Laima Lamothe), Sylvia Gauthier (Donald), Linda Pharand, Brenda Pharand and Julianne Pharand, Suzanne Goulet (Denis) all of Sudbury, Donald Pharand of Grand Forks, B.C., Gary Pharand and Claudia Pharand (Eric Lasalle) both of Montreal. Predeceased by his sisters Marie-Jeanne Bodson and Fovita Pharand and his brothers, Germain, Gédéon and Maurice (Yvette). Survived by his sisters, Simone Beaulne, Rita Portelance and his brother Léo (Lucille). Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Don, Marc, Reney, Mireille, Marissa, Camala, Julia and by his great-grandchildren C.J. Patrick and Courtney. Omer Pharand was known for his great sense of humor and as a hard working man. He was a hard rock bonus miner and a union man who did not suffer fools gladly. He built the pillars of his home in the Flour Mill with the help of his wife where they raised their ten children. The family will receive friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd. E., Sudbury, Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel, Sudbury. Donations (by cheque only) to the Laurentian University School of Medicine would be greatly appreciated.