Peacefully at Extendicare Van Daele on Saturday May 18, 2019 at the age of 62.

Husband of Elsie and the late Sandra. Stepfather of Jennifer Williamson. Predeceased by his parents Rene and Laurette Philion. Brother of Jeanette Tremblay, late Cyril, late Leo, late Claude (Christine), Diane Deschene, Dan (Betty), Claudette Raymond (Ray), Michel (Nikki), and Linda DeMelo. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Rheal will be missed by his sister-in-law and buddy Phyllis and his furry friends; Peek-a-boo, Heidi and Oscar.

Family and friends are invited to visit at O’Sullivan Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (215 St. James St. 705-759-8456) on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 5:00-7:00p.m.

Thank you to the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Van Daele for the care given to Rheal.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association (Sault Ste. Marie Branch) or to the Sault Area Hospital Mental Health Care Fund.


  1. Had the pleasure of knowing Rheal for a few months; we shared some nice conversations and a few laughs. I’m sorry to see him pass, but I am happy that he is no longer suffering.
    Rest in peace, my friend.
    Condolences to friends and family.

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