North Fort Myers, Fla. — Yvon A. St. Hilaire, 64, of North Fort Myers, Fla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, unexpectedly. He was born in Lisbon, N.H. on Sept. 8, 1935.
He graduated from Lyndon Institute in Lyndon Center, Vt. and then joined the U.S. Air Force, where he served for four years. He attended U.V.M. College and joined the U.S. Border Patrol. He graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and spent eight years with the U.S. Border Patrol before transferring to U.S. Immigration Service for 24 years. He retired with a total of 36 years of service and received many prestigious awards presented throughout his career.
He was a member of the American Legion and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees
He was the son of Edmund St. Hilaire and Diana Dion of Lyndon Center, Vt., where he met and married Joyce A. Hartigan on Jan. 1, 1955. His employment with the federal government took them to several places throughout the country, after which, they retired in Alburg, Vt. and North Fort Myers, Fla.
He is survived by his wife Joyce; a daughter-in-law, Susan of Rouses Point; a son, James and wife Donna of Oceanside, Calif.; a daughter, Donna of Vista, Calif.; and a daughter, Lisa (Steadman) and husband Brian of Cornwall, Vt. He is also survived by eight grandchildren as follows: Erin, Bryan, Heather, Hilairy, Eric, Kaley, Corey and Amy. He was from a family of ten siblings and is survived by seven brothers and sisters.
He was predeceased by his son, Gary Y. St. Hilaire; a brother, Odoric; and a sister, Lellianne.
A funeral service will be conducted at the North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home on Feb. 9, 2000. A burial service will be held for family and friends in Rouses Point in the month of July, the date to be announced.
The family would prefer memorial contributions be made to any Shriners Hospital for Children in memory of Yvon A. St. Hilaire.