Armand Andre Moyen
April 26, 1940 – February 10, 2023
The death of Armand Andre Moyen of Melfort, SK, (and formerly of St. Front, SK), occurred at Melfort Hospital on Friday, February 10, 2023. He was 82 years of age. Armand was born to Henri and Lucille (née Plamondon) Moyen on April 26, 1940, in the St. Front district. He grew up in the St. Raymond district, three miles from St. Front. At the age of 17, he left home to work in Thompson, MB, with John Pigula. Eventually, he went on to work in the mine in Merritt, BC, with Abel and Henri Dufault, and then to Port Alberni, BC, where he was employed at the pulp mill, and returned home in 1961 to work on the farm. Armand married Colette Dufault in 1962. They moved Emile Moisan’s farmhouse onto the Moyen family farm. When his dad sold the farm to Donald Sunderland in 1967, Armand bought seven acres from Phillip Proux and moved the house onto the property in St. Front. He farmed Louis Picton’s land and eventually bought Louis’s home quarter. They lived on the farm for 53 years and had pigs, chickens, cows and horses. Armand drove the school bus from 1963 to 1993, when the school closed. In 1980, he and Colette bought a meat shop from Hanson’s in Rose Valley, SK, and moved the business home, where Armand worked as a meat cutter until 2003. In 2020, he and Colette sold the acreage and moved to Melfort. Armand also did a lot of skate sharpening, baling and in his retirement, tilled gardens for many people in the area. He was a very fussy man and always took his dog Peanut with him on tractor rides and in the truck. He loved the junk yard and would always bring back something to tinker with until he built something out of it. He was known for miles around with his yellow truck and Peanut. As well, he was always buying used radiators and batteries. Armand was a man of many talents. He will be dearly missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, and many other people. He was very much a “people person”, who always had a joke; making people laugh was his thing. Armand will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Colette (née Dufault) Moyen; and his sons: Roland and family: Ashlee (Cody), Jamie (Jordan), Alain (Maria), Lyell (Linnea) and his daughter Rachelle Walls (Jordan) and daughter Karsyn, and Guy (Cyndi) and family: Rocquelle Braaten (Greg), Britanie Moyen (Sam) and Jetta and Violet, and Kirsten Trombley (Myles) and Eve and Cohan; four sisters: Lil Coupal (Gil), Phyllis Leblanc (Frank), Fernande Spizawka (Peter), and Georgette Mills; two brothers Richard (Sherry), and Donald; and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Henri and Lucille (née Plamondon) Moyen; two brothers Albert (Carmen), and Roger (Jeanine); sister Yvette (Joseph) Lestrat; sister-in-law Florence Moyen; brother-in-law Grant Mills; and by two sisters in infancy. “Rest In peace Dad - we love you.” The Funeral Mass was offered at St. Front Roman Catholic Church, St. Front, SK, on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Charles Nweze, and concelebrated by Fr. George Canto. Others taking part were: Lyell Moyen, cross bearer; Kirsten Trombley and Rachelle Walls, scripture readers; Mandy Sunderland, intentions; Georgette Mills and Fern Spizawka, gift bearers. Music ministry was provided by Margaret Koch, and Wanda and Neil Bortis. Pallbearers were: Jamie Moyen, Jordan Walls, Myles Trombley, Marc LeBlanc, Sam Schnittker, and Greg Silzer. Interment followed at St. Front Roman Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to either the St. Front Roman Catholic Church or the St. Front Roman Catholic Cemetery.
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