SAINT-QUENTIN, NEW BRUNSWICKI - On May 17, 2015, Peter Archambault passed away peacefully in the presence of his daughters at the Hotel Dieu St-Joseph Hospital in Saint-Quentin, NB. Peter was born on March 24, 1939, son to Paul and Corinne (Thibodeau) Archambault in Madawaska, Maine. Peter was blessed with seeing the world through the eyes of an artist. From a young boy to his final days, his drawings and art reached out to the artist in each of us.
After graduation from Madawaska High School in 1957, he attended St. Joseph College in Biddeford, Maine, and The Rhode Island School of Art & Design in Providence, Rhode Island. He served two years in the U.S. Army and on November 30, 1962, he was married to Flore Godbout from Drummond, NB. The artist became a father with three children, Lisa Archambault of Moncton, NB, John Archambault (passed on Aug. 24, 1990), and Denise (Archambault) McCluskey of Moncton, NB. He has been blessed with three grandchildren, Samuel Morin and wife Hayley, Richard Malenfant and Kaitlin Malenfant, all of Moncton, NB. Peter had three brothers, Paul and wife, Elaine, of Brunswick, Maine, John and wife, Gwendolyn, of Brewer, Maine, and Jim (passed in 2013) and wife, Louise, of Madawaska, Maine.
Peter was a consummate artist, and a profound writer, who loved people, animals and the raw beauty of nature. Throughout the wide variety of work and creative projects he did in his life, he could always be found with his drawing pad of paper, a tin of graphite leads and black charcoal smudged fingers. Peter's most recent project is a series of historical drawings of the people and life of Kedgwick, NB, which will be displayed in the new tower being built to commemorate the village's centennial celebration. The drawings hold the love and deep respect he had for the beautiful people and lands of this corner of the Upper Appalachian Mountains.
A commemorative ceremony will occur on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at La Residence Funeraire Valcourt in Saint-Quentin, NB, 254 RUE, Canada. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and the ceremony will start at 2 p.m. Friends and family are invited to bring a special piece of Peter's artwork to be displayed during this gathering; pieces large or small, framed or not, even something scribbled on a napkin. There will be time for anyone who would like to get up and speak a few words, or share a story ... and if you're thinking of bringing flowers, Peter's favourite colour is yellow.