Francis passed away peacefully at the Mattawa Hospital on the morning of October 5, 2020, at the age of 89 years. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Woodruff) for 68 years. Predeceased by his son Robert Therrien (Tammy), and loving father to Barrie Therrien (Donna), Darlene Nodwell (Bruce), and Bradley Therrien (Linda). Cherished PawPaw to 6 grandchildren; Michael, Melissa, Diane, Jessica, Kevin and Drake and 6 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Albert and Helen (nee Gilbeault) Therrien, sisters Marion (Nelson) Gravelle, Ella (Fern) Gravelle and his brother Roy Therrien (Lita). Francis is survived by his sisters Jean (Art) Brown, Irene Chauvin (Sonny) and Dorothe (Bill) Woods. In keeping with Francis’s wishes cremation will take place at Whispering Pines Funeral Home’s Crematorium. To help in the effort with Covid-19 and the flattening of the curve, the family has chosen to hold off public services at this time with a planned burial of cremated remains in the spring of 2021 in Bonfield. Online condolences may be made at www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com
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