Peacefully, surrounded by his family at Health Sciences North, Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at the age of 79. Born in Ste-Angèle de Mérici, Quebec to the late Ferreol and Valentine (Guimond) Sirois. Beloved husband to Françine Pilon (28 years) and Cécile Marleau (deceased 1978). Loving step-father to Sylvie Gaskin and adored grandfather to Haley and MacKenzie Gaskin. Beloved brother of Marc (Suzanne) of St. Faustin, Qc, Daniel (Jacqueline) of Garson, Denis and Simone Sirois both of Montreal, Richard (Bernadette) of Casselman and Rollande Racine of Gatineau, Qc. Predeceased by his brothers Simon (Colombe of Quebec), Maurice, Alphonse, Camillien, Féréol (Monique) and Rénald. Jean worked as a driller at INCO for 30 years retiring 20 years ago. In retirement, he took great pride in his beautiful property on the French River in Alban. As per his wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation to follow. Donations (by cheque only) may be made to the Northern Cancer Foundation or the Leukemia Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury.