Dollard Alphonse Amedee Breault
May 8, 1916 ~ June 24, 2011
Dollard began his next journey knowing how much he was appreciated by his family, his church and his community. He died peacefully and painlessly a few weeks after his 95th birthday at Crest View Care Village.
Dollard was born in Val Racine, Quebec, the first-born of seven children. He was a farm boy and had little opportunity to attend school. During the Depression, in order to support himself and to send home money to his family, he rode the rails finding work as a farm hand on the Prairies. Eventually ending up in BC, he worked as a miner in northern BC and the Yukon and then as a welder in Vancouver during the war effort. It was in Vancouver where he met his future wife, Margaret O’Rourke, and embarked on his trade as journeyman carpenter. In 1961 he moved his family to Creston and began Breault Construction. Many a carpenter in Creston served their apprenticeship with him building residential homes and larger projects including Creston Wildlife Centre, Rykerts border crossing, the Mormon Church, the Town of Creston Sewage Plant and reservoir, and the Alfalfa Dehydration Plant. Tradespeople knew him as a hard worker and valued his skills and fairness.
He was a man who was admired and respected by all who knew him. Even in his dying, he will be remembered for his strength of character, his integrity and resilience. Dollard’s independence and determination were supported by the compassionate staff of Crest View Care Village.
Dollard was predeceased by his wife Margaret, and his son, Ron. He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Linda Breault and son, Gary, his five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and his sister Yvonne Ruel of Quebec, brother Adrien of Comox, BC.
Prayers were held Monday, June 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 11:00 am at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church with Father Tom Kakkaniyil celebrant.
Interment followed in the
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Creston Valley Hospice Society
whose volunteers were so supportive
in the last week of his living –
P.O. Box 436, Creston BC, V0B 1G0.