Alvin Tilliard is the father of Ruth (Ken) Deterville.
Alvin J. Tilliard passed away on Sunday morning, Feb. 27, 2011.
Born on March 20, 1914, in Tonet, he is the son of the late William and Victoria (Vandervess) Tilliard.
Alvin married the former Audrey DePeau on Aug. 28, 1940. They were married for 65 years and she preceded him in death on Oct. 20, 2005.
He first worked at the Northern Paper Mill then started farming in the 1940s. Alvin farmed for 35 years.
He enjoyed playing cards, eating ice cream, taking care of his cars, and loved being with the family. Alvin and his wife liked to travel. Their favorite thing to do was to go on picnics with family and friends. He will be missed very much.
He is survived by his daughter, Ruth (Ken) Tilliard Deterville; granddaughters, Holly Deterville, Sara Deterville (Jennifer Dye), and Christina Deterville (Joe Lowrey); grandson, Scott Deterville (Nathalie Defrenne); sister, Marie DeBaker; great- granddaughter, Sierrah Deterville.
Alvin is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Audrey; brother-in-law, George DeBaker.
The visitation and funeral were held at St Joseph's Church in Champion with Rev. Tom Hagendorf, O. Praem., officiating. Entombment at Nicolet Memorial Gardens. MALCORE (East) Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com/ to send an online condolence.
We would like to give a special thanks to Rose LeCloux, Pete and Barb Beyers, and his sister, Marie DeBaker for their continuous care they gave Alvin through the years. We would also like to thank the staff of Unity Hospice and St Vincent Hospital and all our neighbors for the help and care we received.
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