Jean-Marc "John" Clement
John Clement, 76, passed away July 10, 2006, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno. He was born Sept. 11, 1929, in Mont Cerf, Quebec, to Joseph Clement and Clarisse Fournel Clement.John married Juliette Rivard in Normetal, Quebec, June 30, 1948, and together they raised eight children. John was a devoted and loving husband and father. The couple had just celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on June 30.John worked as a shaft hoist man his entire career. He trained many hoist operators and was instrumental in setting up many hoists in Canada and the United States. John worked in a mine in Normetal for 16 years, then moved the whole family to Viscount, Saskatchewan, in January of 1966. It was an English immersion for his French Canadian family. John eventually was transferred to the Harrison Western Mine in Empire in 1970. He worked in the mining industry from the age of 18 until his retirement at age 74.He moved to Rifle for few years, to Vernal, Utah, and then to Carlsbad, N.M., in 1982. The family moved to Battle Mountain in 1989 and then to Winnemucca in 1992, where he worked at Getchel Joint Venture until he retired. John is survived by his wife; children Christiane “Chris” (Jerry) Sullivan, Rejean “Roy” (Trudy) Clement, Andre (Edita) Clement, Danielle (Dick Leighton) Kindig, Odette Clement and Etienne “Steve” (Rita) Clement; eight siblings, 17 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by children Gyslain and Isabelle; and six siblings. Visitation was held July 14 at Albertson Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 15 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, with Father Jose Isaac officiating. Interment followed at the Winnemucca Cemetery.Albertson Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.
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