FORT KENT AND ST. FRANCIS - Alva Jandreau, 81, Our beloved husband and dad passed into God's arms on October 29, 2015, finally giving him back all his precious memories held captive by Alzheimer's disease. Alva was born on July 4, 1934 in St. Francis, the youngest of Edward and Celina (Pelletier) Jandreau.
Alva served in the US Army as a Medic while stationed in Germany. He was a member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Council #0352 of Fort Kent and the St. Francis American Legion Jandreau-Connors Post # 180.
At the age of 17 he began his career in retail as an employee for Kit's Store in St. Francis. Once discharged from the Army he continued to work at the store for many years, eventually purchasing his own business "Alva Jandreau's General Store, which he and his wife operated for more than 40 years.
Alva is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Nadine (Jandreau) Jandreau, his two daughters; Karen and husband Bennett Jandreau, Beverly and husband Gerald Jandreau all of St. Francis; his four grandchildren who meant the world to him, Jodi and husband Travis Guy, Kyle, Ryan, Gina and companion Jason Stedt. Three precious great-grandchildren, Conner, Abigail and Caleb. Also survived by two brothers, George and wife Odette of Caribou, Dudley and wife Rita of Bristol, Conn. and special brothers-in-law; Medric and wife Marybelle Jandreau, Roger and wife Iona Jandreau.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by 3 sisters; Violet, Rita and Lorraine, 4 brothers; Alberie, Omer, Joseph and Albert. The family would like to thank friends, neighbors and community members who treated our husband & dad with the respect and dignity that he so deserved during his journey with Alzheimer's.
Friends may call Wednesday November 4, 2015 from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. at the Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian burial with full Military and Fourth Degree honors will be celebrated 1 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Charles Catholic Church, St. Francis. Committal services with follow in the St. Francis Cemetery.
At the request of the family donations may be made to the Forest Hill Manor Activities Fund, 25 Bolduc Ave. Fort Kent, Me. 04743, or to the Alzheimer's Association, 383 US Route One Suite 2C, Scarborough, Me. 04074. Envelopes available at the funeral home.