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Armand Mitchell Girard


Chief Stoker Petty Officer, V12777, RCNVR


Born: 16 Jan 1918


Died: 16 Dec 1980, Chauvin, Alberta


GIRARD, Armand Mitchell - was killed in a car accident near Chauvin on Dec. 16, 1980 at the age of 62 years. He is survived by his wife Jeanette; six sons, Richard, Denis, Lionel, Philip, Maurice and Bernard; six daughters, Paulette, Carmen, Dianne, Lorraine, Elaine and Jackie and several grandchildren; three brothers, George, John and Richard; and four sisters Lillian (Nysetvold), Anita, Cecile and Gertrude. Armand was very well known in the Chauvin district as he was born there and had lived there most of his life. At the age of 15 he joined the army militia and was a sergeant and later a trumpet major. In 1939, he was in the mounted Honor Guard for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth during their visit to Edmonton. He served four and a half years as a Petty Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War, and was aboard the HMS Prince Robert when it was blown up at sea; however, the ship made it back safely to Belfast. In 1945 he took over his father's farm just south of Chauvin and lived there until his retirement. He was a member of the B.P.O.E. and of the Royal Canadian Legion. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Sacred Heart Church in Chauvin with interment in the R.C. Cemetery in Chauvin. Paying their respects to Mrs. Jeanette Girard and the family when their husband and father Armand died last month were: Philip Girard, Sister Yvette Pepin, Mr. and Mrs. Vit Barylo, Mr. and Mrs. Rene Pepin, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Pepin, Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Lachambre and Dany, Anita Lachambre, Mr. Philip Lachambre, Mr. Andy Lachambre, Mrs. Frank Lee, Mr. Leigh Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Broomfield, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Molgaard, Mr. Richard Girard, all of Edmonton. Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Cadieux and family, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Collins and family of Sherwood Park. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Crawford and family and Mrs. Emile Goudrault of Beamont. Mr. and Mrs. Denis Girard and family of Bawlf. Mr. and Mrs. Pat Langlois and family from Grande Prairie, Miss Elaine Girard and Ken Lawrence of Provost. Mr. Louis Roy and Lucien of Prince Albert, Sask. Mr. Jean B. Girard from Fairfield Connecticut, U.S.A., Mr. Larry Mugent and Michael of Calgary. (Wainright AB Newspaper)


Awards and Decorations - 1939-1945 Star - Pacific Star - France & Germany Star with Atlantic Bar - CVSM - War Medal 1939 - 1945


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(1) Stoker Petty Officer Armand Girard  (2) Stoker Petty Officer Armand Girard, Victoria, BC, 1942  (3) Stoker Petty Officer Armand Girard - 1944  (4) Newspaper article - SPO Girard, Blown Up At Sea, Returns Unharmed  (5)  Armand Girard - 1966  (6) Headstone for Armand Girard at a cemetery in Chauvin, AB

Courtesy of Paulette (Girard) Collins



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