CARIBOU – Wilmer A. Tardie, 83, died June 27, 2012, in Caribou. He was born July 30, 1928, in Eagle Lake, son of the late Eloi and Mamie (Albert) Tardie.
Mr. Tardie served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Lister Knowlton Post No. 9389 Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and was also an active member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Mr. Tardie was employed as a meat cutter at Paradis IGA, Fort Kent; Sleepers of Caribou and retired from the Loring Air Force Base commissary after 29 years of service. He also owned and operated Tardie’s Rolling Meat Market in the St. John Valley for a number of years.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Marianna Tardie of Springfield, N.J., and Mark and Jennifer Tardie of Caribou; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon Berz of Caribou and Pamela and Joseph Mattos of Oakfield; three sisters, Albertine Nadeau of Sherrill, N.Y., Christine Lamarre of Plantsville, Conn., and Delores Tardie of Woodland; 12 grandchildren, Jean-Louis, Ulyianna, Indira, Adia, Sara, Susie, Destinee, Jasmyn, Mindy Leigh, Matthew, Justin and Emily; three great-grandchildren, Christina, Matix and Wyatt; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Tardie was predeceased by his wife, Doris (Cyr) Tardie, in 1999; a son, Michael; and brothers and sisters, Ernestine Lemieux, Albert, Elmer, Alvin and Gail Tardie.
Friends may call 11 a.m. until the time of services Friday, June 29, at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 12:30 p.m. Friday at Parish of the Precious Blood. Interment will be held 4 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. After the service all are invited to a time of fellowship and refreshments at the parish center.