Wilhem Jean-Marie Pinard
Wilhem Jean-Marie Pinard was born on September 9, 1948, in Saint Marc, Haiti to Elange Pinard and Anne-Marie Bonhomme. Alongside, his younger brother Jacques Edourd Pinard, they grew up in a large and loving family who were instrumental in their growth as young men in Haiti. Coming from a loving family it only made sense that he would meet his predestined wife and life partner, Evelyne Victoria Stuppard in Saint Marc, Haiti in 1956. They later married in 1966 and shortly after, migrated to Brooklyn, NY where they started their family. The Pinard family grew with their first child Alexandra, followed by Nancy, Stanley, Katia, and Riccardo.
Wilhem had a way of bringing laughter and joy through music, and the love of his country and culture.
This trend continued throughout the rest of his life, as he spent his remaining years enjoying the beautiful palm trees and warm weather of sunny South Florida, while also traveling back and forth to Haiti. He later moved to New Jersey, and then Virginia, where he spent his last days in the warm love and embrace of his wife, children, grandchildren, and family.
Wilhem passed away on March 21, 2023, leaving a legacy of love, memories, wisdom, strong faith, and family devotion.
Wilhem also leaves his younger brother, Jacques Édouard Pinard and wife Judlande Cenis Pinard; sister, Florence Pinard; nephew, Fabrice Pinard and niece, Joannie Pinard; great nieces & nephews: Franklyn Pinard, Jacob Pinard, Florence Pinard, and Keeyan Pinard Altidor. He leaves many cousins and extended family members who will also miss him dearly.
Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation for Wilhem at The Galante Funeral Home, 2800 Morris Avenue, Union on Saturday, April 1st from 9 to 11 AM, with a celebration of life service starting at 11 AM.