Edmourd Leo Touchette, 84


E dmourd Leo Touchette, 84, of Mountain Street passed away at his home on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.

Born on Nov. 24, 1926 in Whitehall, he was the son of the late Edmourd A. and Leona (Charpentier) Touchette.

Eddie was a graduate of Whitehall High School and served in the U. S. Army during World War II in Japan.  He was employed by the Whitehall Times for 32 years.

He loved to hunt, trap, fish, play bingo and work with his hands.  He was a very talented artist, as shown in his years of editorial drawings in the Whitehall Times.  He was also very talented in his woodworking, one of which is a replica he handmade of the downtown Whitehall area which is displayed at the Skene Manor.  Eddie loved spending time with his family and loved telling his stories to his grandchildren and he loved the company of his dogs, especially Daffy.

He married Shirley A. Touchette, who was born on July 30, 1933 the daughter of the Edward and Viola Kingdollar Bush and who passed away on February 14, 2007.

Besides his parents and wife, he is predeceased by one brother, Robert J. Touchette and two sisters, Loretta Quinn and Veronica Courcelle.

He is survived by two sons, John F. Touchette and his wife, April of Hudson Falls and Robert J. Touchette and his wife, Ellen of Whitehall; two daughters, Katherine Gaudette of Whitehall and Linda Touchette of Whitehall; one sister, Anne Marie Diekel of Whitehall; his grandchildren, Matthew Touchette and his wife, Tiffany, Chelsea Havens, Hunter Havens, Jeffrey Betts, Lisa Kendall, Stacy Knutson and her husband Troy, Edmourd Touchette, James Touchette, April Touchette and Keegan Brazzale; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call at the Jillson Funeral Home, Inc., 46 Williams Street, Whitehall from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Following visitation, a Memorial Mass will be conducted at 1 p.m.  for both Edmourd L. Touchette and his wife, Shirley A. Touchette at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church in Whitehall with Rev. Michael Flannery, Pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Whitehall.

Following interment, family and friends are invited to a time of fellowship and refreshments at the home of Robert Touchette, 10316 State Route 4, Whitehall.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation in Edmourd’s name to the Washington County Hospice, 145 Lower Main Street, Hudson Falls, New York 12839.

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