Edwin L. Courville, 75, passed away on Sept. 13th, 2022 in Missoula. Ed was born April 4, 1947 in St. Ignatius and attended school in Pablo and Ronan. After graduating high school, Ed served honorably in the US Coast Guard and completed one tour of Vietnam.
Ed was proceeded in death by his parents Homer and Anne (Bisson) Courville, His siblings Marvin Courville, Phyllis (Dillon) Clairmont, Barbara (Louis) Durglo, Gloria (Bud) Rost and Ed’s brother in law Lloyd Doyle.
Ed is survived by his son Ryan along with wife Valerie Lindsay and their two daughters Tatum and Teagan Lindsay. Ed is also survived by his siblings: Homer (Karen) Courville, Pat Doyle, Dennis (Julie) Courville, Tim (Vicki) Courville and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ed was previously employed at Pack River Lumber Co., CSKT Division of Lands and CSKT Housing. During retirement Ed enjoyed cutting posts and poles, gathering firewood and building rustic log furniture. One of his fondest memories was being the camp cook at a fishing lodge on Prince of Wales Island out of Ketchikan, AK.
Ed was a member of and previous Post Commander of the American Legion James R. McCarthy Post 106 located in St. St. Ignatius. Ed always loved being in the outdoors and would often stop and soak in the sun on his face or sit and enjoy the breeze blowing. He will be sorely missed by his friends and family.
A rosary was held Monday, Oct. 3rd in the St. Ignatius Catholic Church with Mass being celebrated Tuesday, Oct 4th in the St. Ignatius Catholic Mission. Burial followed in the St Ignatius Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors being presented.