Sylvain P. Duhamel

  • Born: January 17, 1964
  • Died: August 19, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Sylvain Paul Duhamel, 56, of Manchester passed on August 19, 2020 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born in Granby, PQ, Canada on January 17, 1964, he was the son of Roland L. and Fabiola D. (Fournier) Duhamel. At the age of 5, Sylvain and the rest of his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Manchester. He graduated from Manchester Memorial High School in the class of '82. Upon graduation, he started apprenticing under his father Roland doing carpentry.

He had worked as a carpenter for Massachusetts Union Local 40 prior to his illness. Throughout his many years as a union carpenter, he was known by many who worked with him to be meticulous, masterful, and always did what was necessary to get the job done right.

Though Sylvain had a strong passion for his work both on the jobsite and at home, he also enjoyed many other things. He loved to travel, especially to Jamaica—the place that brought him the most relaxation and peace--with his wife Jackie. When he was not traveling, he enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson Street Glide and trout fishing in rivers and streams throughout NH. Most of all, however, Sylvain thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family, including his dog, Harper, and being a great father to his two sons- Spencer and Chandler. Specifically, he took great pride in going to his sons' sporting events ranging anywhere from karate to ice hockey and almost anything in between.

Sylvain was known to help anyone in need no matter what the circumstance. He was generous, thoughtful, and always put the people he loved before himself. Sylvain will be greatly missed by the many lives he touched.

He was predeceased by his parents and niece, Natalie Carlson.

Family members include his wife, Jackie (Boisvert) Duhamel of Manchester; his sons, Spencer Duhamel of Manchester and Chandler Duhamel and wife Madeline of El Paso, TX; his step-children, Sydney Davie of Allenstown and Cody Davie of Weare; siblings, Luc Duhamel and wife Dawna of Barnstead, Carole Carlson and husband Eric of Manchester, René Duhamel and wife Jackie of Pembroke; several nephews, nieces and cousins.

Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St, will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm. Committal services in Mt. Calvary Mausoleum will be private at the family's convenience.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

God bless Sylvain,RDM Windham NH

Posted by - Friend   August 29, 2020

Carol, I so very sorry for the loss your brother. I will always remember him as Frenchy going thru school. My heart goes out to you and your family. ❤

Posted by Holly A Auger - Classmate   August 29, 2020

Jackie- So sad that Sylvain lost his battle. He was such a strong fighter. His light and laughter will be missed by so many. We pray that all the great memories will help keep you and both of your families and his great friends through this. Much love and hugs.

Posted by Lisa & Dave Meffert - Allenstown, NH - Friend   August 26, 2020

Four years ago my wife and I purchased a home and Sylvain and Jackie were out next door neighbors. They warmly welcomed us and we quickly got to know members of their blended family and it became obvious that "family" centered their lives. Our neighbors quickly became our friends. Sylvain and I enjoyed our dogs playing in the yard his humanity and kindness was evident. He took pride in everything he did and his wit, compassion and direct approach sustained our friendship. We regret our time knowing him was so short and to say he will be missed does not begin to measure our loss. He made our lives better.
Mike & Jay Higgins.

Posted by Michael Higgins - Manchester, NH - Friend   August 26, 2020

Dear Jackie and Family
I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Love to all.

Posted by Bob Stewart - Saco, ME - Family   August 25, 2020

My deepest sympathy Carole, René,Luc and to all the family. My Heart hurts for your entire family. I cheerish wonderful memories of my childhood living in Manchester,being friends & neighbors,and growing up with you. RIP Sylvain.You will be missed. Hugs to all❤

Posted by Josée Laliberté - Cowansville - Family Friend   August 25, 2020

Frenchy , you were a one of a kind. Your energy unmatched. We were neighbors, classmates and friends through the years. Jackie and Family, very sorry that you have lost such a good man. Frenchy, Thank You for the memories buddy, you will live on in the hearts of your friends and family forever.

Posted by Stan Muszynski - friend   August 24, 2020

Great mechanic. Got his job done with some talk and made us laugh! He will be missed by all.

Posted by Marc and Di Bessette - Coworker   August 24, 2020


Jackie, Thank You for loving my brother Sylvain and taking care of him and being his Angel on earth. Spencer and Chandler, you are his proudest treasures he and loves you dearly, albeit now from a Heavenly place. May you all be comforted in the fact that his suffering has ended and he is resting and living his eternal life and watching over you every day. That was his way and always will be....

Posted by Luc and Dawna Duhamel - Center Barnstead, NH - brother   August 24, 2020


Jackie and family,

Sorry for your loss and sending you our deepest sympathies during this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May Sylvain rest in peace in the arms of the Lord and be your guardian angel. May your memories of him comfort you, God bless.

Roger, Nancy, Tyler, Melanie & Jonathan, and Nathalie

Posted by Nancy Drouin - Londonderry, NH - Acquaintance   August 24, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss Jackie. I am sure your large loving family are all their to comfort you. God Bless.

Posted by Janet (Gagne) Moreau - Deerfield, NH - Friend   August 23, 2020

Sincere sympathy to all the family,thoughts,prayers during this difficult time .hugs..

Posted by Jacques & Yvelise Houde - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   August 23, 2020

Luc and family. My deepest sympathy in the loss of your brother. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Mary Cenatiempo - Fort Pierce, FL - Friend   August 23, 2020

I remember him from zayres parking lot on elm st when I was a teenager...he was a little older but such a good soul

Posted by Michelle Morehouse - Rockwood, ME - Friend   August 23, 2020

sorry to hear about his passing very nice guy from the park group you will be missed butch field and family

Posted by Norman Field - Candia, NH   August 23, 2020

Jackie ,sorry for your loss God bless you and your family. Jeanne Babineau and family.

Posted by A friend   August 23, 2020

Jackie and family,
We are very sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers, may he rest in eternal peace

Posted by Dawn & Jeff Nielsen - Friend   August 23, 2020

My deepest condolences. I grew up with Frenchy and was in the same schools as him. I absolutely loved his accent and sense of humor.He was an amazing and super nice kid growing up. His laugh was contagious and he lit up a room. Sending my Deepest condolences to the entire family, he will be missed, Heaven gained another great man. ❤

Posted by Deborah Feddersen - New Boston, NH - Classmate   August 22, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Rene...Jackie and family !

Posted by Jim and Madeleine Minard - Hooksett, NH - Friend   August 22, 2020

Our hearts hurt for your entire family. You have been so strong in the past year and now Sylvain can RIP with family members we have all missed over the years. Hugs to all.

Posted by Jackie Cawley - Lynchburg, VA - Friend   August 22, 2020

Dear Jackie, Spencer, Chandler, Luc, Carole, Rene and all of the family,
While thinking how far back our families have been connected, especially since Amoskeag School, my heart breaks at the thought of loosing Sylvain. Know that he is thought of fondly and that you and he will always be remembered in our hearts.
Louise Gingras Labore

Posted by Louise Labore - Machester, NH - Family Friend   August 22, 2020

Sincere sympathy to all the family.Thoughts,prayers during the difficult time ..hugs..

Posted by Jacques & Yvelise Houde - Manchester, NH   August 22, 2020

Our Deepest Sympathy,to the Duhamel Family, May You rest in peace . RIP Sylvain Duhamel

Posted by Suzanne & Yvon GRENIER - Port St Lucie FL, FL - Family Friend   August 22, 2020

Mes sympathies a toute la famille.Bon courage à tous.
De tante Thérèse et les enfants , Serge Alain Lucie et Guy

Posted by Lucie Ballard - Granby - Family   August 22, 2020

Jackie and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Know I am sending prayers and thoughts. God Bless. Diane Homer

Posted by Diane Brissette-Homer - Epsom, NH - Classmate   August 22, 2020

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