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Friday, 13 October 2017

Epeigné-les-Bois – many gather to say farewell to Patrick Guignard

Large crowd gathered in front of the church as the church was full
The road by the church was closed for the funeral service

Today a large number of Patrick Guignard's family, friends and colleagues gathered at the church in Epeigné-les-Bois to say farewell to Patrick. The church was full with a large crowd outside. It showed very clearly the affection and respect in which Patrick was held. 

Patrick served two terms on Epeigné's Conseil Municipal (1995-2008) and for 20 years (1997-2017) was the Président of the village's Comité des Fêtes and very much its driving force. 

Born in nearby Francueil Patrick grew up in Epeigné going to the village school. Among today's congregation were some of his classmates, who had known Patrick all their lives. This was a particularly sad and moving day for them.   

Patrick died from a heart attack in his allotment on Saturday 7th October. 

Our thoughts are with Anne, his wife, and family.   

From La Nouvelle République
Disparition brutale de Patrick Guignard, ancien conseiller
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Nous apprenons le décès brutal de Patrick Guignard, personnage qui a marqué la vie d’Épeigné-les-Bois de par son engagement dans sa commune en tant que conseiller municipal durant deux mandats de 1995 à 2008 mais aussi dans le tissu associatif.

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