In Loving Memory of a beloved husband, father, father–in-law, grandfather, brother and dear friend. Fern Courchesne, 84 years passed away peacefully at Pioneer Manor with his family at his side on Friday, October 20, 2017. Beloved husband of 60 years to Corinne Courchesne (nee Melanson). Loving father of Nicole, Daniel, Claude, Patrick (Lorna). Cherished and blessed grandfather of Jessica, Christine, Kimberly, Stephanie, Kevin, Andre, Roch, Krystal and great-grandfather of Jayden, Jeffrey, Logan, Jake, Kloe, Danaka and Ryley. Born in the West Nipissing District, he was the son of the late Donat and Anna (nee Desrosiers) Courchesne and stepson of Alice Ducharme (predeceased). Dearly loved brother of George (predeceased) (Pauline), Leo, Aline, Rhea, Colette (Maurice). Fondly remembered and truly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A very well-known and respected businessman whose family owned and operated Courchesne Freshmart / Furniture in Verner for 75 years. The final 50 of those years it stayed within the family and was operated by Fern. His greatest joys in life came from witnessing the many accomplishments of his family. A true family man who took great pride in being a Knight over the past 50 years with the Knights of Columbus #9049, Verner, ON. In keeping with Fern’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass in Fern’s memory will be celebrated at Paroisse St Jean Baptiste, 27 Principale E, Verner ON on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the Church after 10:30 a.m.