It is with great sadness that we announce the death of a dearly loved husband, father, grandfather and friend. Peacefully on Thursday, January 8, 2004 at the General Hospital. Beloved husband of Ruth for 45 years. Best friend and loving father of Jill Rivard (Donald) of Sault Ste. Marie and Kenneth (Carolyn) of British Columbia. Cherished and adored grandpa to Amy and A.J. Rivard of Sault Ste. Marie. Extra special friend of Paulette Trejgo and Wayne Brittain. Son of the late Fred and Ethel Barbeau (McBurney). Brother of Reta Gernon (late George), Joyce Jaffary, the late Harvey (late Selena), late Ralph (Donna Niemi), late Lloyd (Mickey), late Russell, late Gerry (late Helen), late Thelma (late William Elliott) and the late Dorothy Crawford. Brother-in-law of Betty and Jim Nisbett of Sault Ste. Marie, William and Lillian Smith of Windsor and the late James Smith. Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home and Cremation Centre on Sunday, January 11, 2004 from 7-9 pm. Funeral service in the chapel on Monday, January 12, 2004 at 10 am. Mr. Bruce Cain officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Algoma Lung Association or the Ronald McDonald Children’s Foundation would be appreciated by the family.