Obituary of Allison Marchand
Allison “Foot” Marchand, Westbay, NS It is with such deep sorrow that we have to announce the passing of Allison “Foot” Marchand, on September 20, 2023 at St. Martha’s hospital Antigonish N.S. Born March 25, 1956 in Isle Madame Cape Breton to the late Lucy Mae (Wilson) and Joseph Gerald Marchand. Our father didn’t have university degrees (grade 8) but his desire and drive to always keep learning new things made him the smartest man I knew. There was nothing he couldn’t fix, he loved tinkering with things. His passion was working with wood, he liked sawing down trees, building, crafting, and burning it for heat. He loved wood. He was a collector of ALL things, especially antiques. He was always on the look out to find that next piece of treasure to add to his collection. He was an outdoors man, his love for nature kept him exploring. He had a fascinating ability to coax almost any animal to come to him, with a little bit of food and some patience. He liked being self sufficient, being able to do things himself. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but absolutely hated bugs. He would nearly put a car off the road if a bug flew in the window. He loved music, he was determined to learn to play the guitar. Dancing, boy did he love to dance, and it didn’t matter where. A kitchen, the yard, but those hardwood dance floors are where he shined. It’s also how he wooed all the ladies. He had a voice, laugh, and whistle that could be recognized and heard in a crowd. He loved a good laugh, especially if it was at someone else’s expense, he was always playing pranks on people. He was smart, kind, caring, helpful, fun, and loving, but man oh man could he be stubborn and spiteful sometimes. If you hurt his feelings, look out! He could wait years to get you back. He is going to be dearly missed by his oldest daughter, Crissy; his son, Jamie; grandchildren, Peyton, Blake, Paishance, Wayne, Jace; sisters, Lillian, Gloria, Shirley, Ruth, Lorna, Monica; and brothers, Darren and Clifford. He was predeceased by his daughter, Holly; mother of his children, Nancy; his parents, Lucy Mae and Gerald; his brothers, Victor, Howard; and sister, Darlene. There will be a service on October 14 at 11:00 across from his house in the St. Margaret’s parish West Bay, Cape Breton. A celebration of life to follow at 65 Old Gullet Rd. D’Escousse.