It is with great sorrow that the family announces his passing at St-Gabriel’s Villa in Chelmsford on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the age of 83 years. Son of the late Luc and the late Sophie Sonier (née Thibodeau). Husband of the late Audrey Sonier (née Dupuis). Loving father of Janine Nantel (Norm) of Sudbury. Predeceased by his daughter Lorraine Labelle (late René). Cherished grandfather of Angela Bruce (Noël), Jennifer Nantel and J.C. Nantel (Natacha). Great-grandfather of Patrick Pelletier (Candace) and Audrey Nantel. Great-great-grandfather of Connor Pelletier. Dear brother of Wilfred Sonier (Thérèse) and Sophie Sonier both of Tracadie-Sheila, N.B. Predeceased by all his other siblings. Dear brother-in-law of Carmen Dupuis, Marie-Rose Dupuis and Ken Maurice. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. and Wednesday after 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Ste-Anne des Pins, Sudbury. In lieu of flowers, donations (by cheque only) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be greatly appreciated.