1946 – 2014

AUBURN — Roy W. Picard, 67, of North Turner and formerly of Lewiston, died peacefully, with his loving wife by his side, late Sunday night, Jan. 12. He passed at the Hospice House in Auburn, where he had been for two days. His wish was to remain at home for as long as possible, during his seven-month battle with cancer.

He was born in Lewiston on June 10, 1946, the son of the late Levite and Therese Picard. He attended several schools and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1965, where he was a proud member of two state championship football teams. He further pursued his education at Thomas College and the University of Maine in Orono, where he met the love of his life, Charlene Moore. Roy and Charlene married on Oct. 25, 1969, had two children and celebrated more than 44 years of marriage. Roy’s greatest enjoyment in life was being with his wife, children and three grandchildren; he was so proud of Bill and Aimee.

He retired in 1999 after working 28 years for the Maine Department of Human Services. Roy enjoyed playing golf as a member of Martindale and Turner Highlands. He also enjoyed playing poker with his friends for many years. Roy always said he was happiest at home, with his family. He was particularly fond of teaching his grandsons, Noah and Jacob, how to play back alley bridge. He was an avid sports fan who loved watching the Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots and professional golf with family.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Charlene Moore Picard, of North Turner; two children, William Picard of Turner and Aimee Picard Gibbs and her husband, Jim, of North Turner; and three grandchildren, Noah, Jacob and Matthew Gibbs. He will be missed by lifelong friend, John Bouchard and wife, Marilyn; also by cousins, Pat Zebley and husband, Mike, Mark Turgeon and wife, Sonia, Harry Turgeon and wife, Judy, and Eddie Turgeon and wife, Clairjane; and many cousins in Canada, especially Joel Rioux and wife, Yvonne, Father Patrice Picard and Marie Mai Desjardins.

He was predeceased by his father, Levite Picard; mother, Therese Turgeon Picard; three siblings at birth, Rudy, Diane and Joseph; and three uncles, Emile, Dan and Roger Turgeon and his wife, Florentine.

The family wishes to express their thanks and deep appreciation to Dr. Elias, Dr. Erickson, Dr. Jensen, the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice staff, as well as Dr. Austin and the staff at the Hospice House.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

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