- L. Edmond Thibault
L. Edmond Thibault Edmond, a long time resident of Colchester, VT died peacefully surrounded by his loving family, at the VT Respite House in Williston on January 21, 2016 after fighting a courageous battle of cancer. Edmond was born in Colchester on November 15, 1931; the oldest son of Onesiphore and Laurana (Soutiere) Thibault, and attended Winooski schools. Edmond grew up helping on the family farm and joined the VT Air Guard. He worked for St. Michaels College as a handyman and gardener then purchased and operated his own dairy farm until fire took hold in 1965. He then ventured off as a self-employed carpenter where he put his talent to work until he retired in 1996. After retirement he continued to use his carpentry skills for his key customers who became his long life friends. Edmond enjoyed tinkering around; fixing lawn mowers and helping family with projects. He loved the outdoors and spent many hours taking care of his fruit trees and garden. He loved good country music and you could always find him on the dance floor.
Edmond was a Knights of Columbus, fourth degree, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and St. Jean Baptiste. He is survived by his six children, France Dauphinais and husband Guy and children Sylvie, Jean-Luc, Elaine, Lucy and Carmen; Gille Thibault and wife Polly and children Shannon and Tracy, Arlene LaFlamme and husband Stan and children Stephany and Kyle, Alain Thibault and children Alaine and Jean-Claude, Louise Christou and husband Nick and children Nicholas and Dereck, Elaine Heath and husband Bill and their children Billy and David. He is also survived by 19 great grandchildren.
Edmond is also survived by his siblings, Raymond Thibault and wife, Gloria, Robert Thibault and wife Yvonne, Jeannette Lebeau and sister-in-laws Dot and Brenda Thibault, Romeo Thibault and wife Monica and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings; Sylva Thibault, Therese and brother-in-law Joseph Bourgeois, Aline Bernard and Leonard Thibault.
The family would like to thank the VT Respite and Melissa Barrup, APRN at Colchester Family Practice for their excellent care and support to our father. Per his wishes there will be no visiting hours. A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Francis Xavier, Saturday, June 4th at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VT Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495.