It is with great sorrow that the family announces his death in Dowling, Saturday, November 24, 2012, at the age of 55 years. Beloved husband of Claire (née Turcotte) Vachon of Dowling. Dear son of Lucille (née Poulin) de Weedon, Qc and the late Rosaire Vachon. Loving father of Isabelle Turcotte (Richard Mantha) of Capréol and Steve Vachon (Lise Guindon) of Dowling. Predeceased by his son Richard. Dear brother of Nicole Turgeon (Daniel), Marcel (Louise Tremblay), Jean-Noël (Guylaine), Johanne Vachon and Marc, all of the province of Québec. Predeceased by his brother Richard. Loving grandfather of Kimberly, Nicolas, Ryan, Tyler, Dylan, Sébastien, Cloé, Jonathan and Averie. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends including Martin « Mickey » and Steve « Watsy », both of Woodstock. An avid outdoorsman, « Jolly Roger » enjoyed fishing and hunting with friends and family. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 4691 R R 15, Chelmsford, Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9h30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 11a.m. at St-Étienne Church, Dowling. Donations (by cheque only) to the Northern Cancer Foundation would be greatly appreciated.