The family announce the passing of Alphonse “Phonse” Menard on July 17, 2019 at the Golden Birches Terrace in Blind River. Born in Blind River in August 1943, he was pre-deceased by his parents John J. and Kathleen (nee Kennedy) Menard and was the eldest sibling of Margaret McLeod (late Gary) of Blind River, Lucille Phillips (Ted) of Blind River, Nicolle Utter (Doug) of Blind River, John Menard (Pam) of Peterborough, Robert Menard (Nancy) of Blind River, Mary Nadon (Kim) of Blind River, Micheline Menard of Orangeville and Melanie Hall (late Andrew) of Blind River. Also survived by numerous nephews, nieces as well as great nephews and nieces. Alphonse worked at the McFadden Lumber Mill until it closed and then was employed at the North Shore Health Network in Blind River until his retirement. Always unassuming, he rarely said no when asked for help. Family and friends were received on Tuesday July 23, 2019 from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am from Paroisse Ste Famille in Blind River. Interment followed in Hillside Cemetery, Blind River. Memorial contributions to the Golden Birches Family Council or the North Shore Health Network Foundation, Blind River Site would be appreciated by the family.