Peacefully, on July 14, 2017, Rene Picotte, of Allumette Island, Quebec, beloved husband of the late Laurette Allard (August 26, 1997). Loving father of Annette (Roger Allard), Therese (Jacques Duplain), Jeanne (Charles Vaillancourt), Michelle (Jean DeRoy), Diane (Guy Picard), Denis (Adele Chaput), Pauline (Joe Iraci), Helene (Angelique Mathieu) and the late Roland Picotte (December 28, 1963). Cherished by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear brother of Therese Allard and predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters. Friends may call at Hayes Funeral Home, 56 St. Jacques Street, Chapeau, Quebec on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Funeral service will be held in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, on Wednesday, July 19 at 11 a.m. Interment Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.