CROUSEVILLE – Edmond Tardie, 81, passed away peacefully Friday, April 17, 2009, with his loving family at his side at a Bangor health care facility. He was born Jan. 8, 1928, at Eagle Lake, the son of Frank and Hermina (Gagnon) Tardie. He served in the U.S. Navy in 1946. Ed was employed by the state of Maine as a certified seed potato inspector until his retirement in 1986. He was a communicant of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Washburn, where he served on the parish council, building committee and was a Eucharistic minister for many years. Ed was a fourth degree knight and past grand knight with the Knights of Columbus Council No. 2524, Presque Isle. He is survived by his wife, Marion (Stevens) Tardie of Crouseville; five daughters, Carol Jacobs of Waukegan, Ill., Barbara Bean and her husband, Nason, of Winterport, Linda Tardie of Harrison Township, Mich., Donna Rodgers and her husband, Carlos, of Presque Isle and Sheila Michaud and her husband, Ricky, of Crouseville; seven grandchildren, Bruce and Frederick Jacobs, Scott Huntley, Carly Jo and Cassandra Rodgers, Travis and Brandon Chandler; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mabel Hagerman of Scarborough and Janet Moore of Wakefield, R.I.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Jimmy, Davis and Herman; and a sister, Cecile. Relatives and friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Washburn, with the Very Rev. Jean Paul LaBrie, celebrant. Interment will be at Crouseville Cemetery later this spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Catherine Catholic Church, 13 McManus St., Washburn, ME 04786. Condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.