Mr. Jeffery L. “Jeff” Coullard, 67, of Elkhart, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 at 2:45 pm at the Center for Hospice Care in Elkhart following an extended illness. He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on June 5, 1953 to the late Eugene V. and Irene (Lalonde) Coullard and is survived by his long-time friend Joann McCune of Elkhart.
Also surviving are his sons Jamie Coullard of Elkhart and Landon Nolan of Sault Ste. Marie; brothers Joe (Nancy) and Jamie (Brenda) Coullard, both of Sault Ste. Marie; sisters Jean McCasey of San Diego, CA and Joan Havlett of South Lake Tahoe, CA; five grandchildren; 8 nieces and nephews, and a host of loving extended family, good friends and his Euchre gang.
In accordance with Jeff’s wishes, cremation is to take place. A family and friends memorial service is planned for a later date then burial will follow in Oaklawn Chapel Garden in Sault Ste. Marie. Billings Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elkhart has been assisting the family.
Jeff was a professional painter for over 45 years and owned and operated “Jeff and Sons Painting” here in the Elkhart area. He was also very interested in old cars and hot rods and enjoyed wrenching on a few in his youth. He loved to travel, and it was rumored that he travelled around the US for a time in a 1956 Chevy Wagon. We believe anyone driving a 1956 ANYthing across the country would be best off having a bit of mechanical talent, so we tip our hats to you, Jeff!
He was also a very passionate Euchre player and would make it a point to get together with friends to play a few games. A staunch patriot and Navy veteran, Jeff also served in Vietnam and was a member of the American Legion.
Memorial donations made in Jeff’s name can be given to the American Legion.
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