Donald Desjardins

Donald "Don" Desjardins

Saturday, December 18th, 1943 - Thursday, December 19th, 2019
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Passed away peacefully on Thusday, December 19th after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, with his family by his side. He leaves behind his wife of 50 years Rachelle (née Dufresne), his son Sean (Tanya Lalonde), and his daughter Jo-Anne (Randy Robitaille). Also his most precious gifts, his grandchildren Frederique, Alek and Tyler Desjardins, Hunter, Cole, Mallory and Scarlett Robitaille. He was the son of Aurèle and Edna Desjardins, the brother of Helene and Alice Desjardins (deceased). He leaves behind his sisters, Loretta (late Raymond Laviolette) from Sarnia ON, Louise, Lorraine, Anne (Luc Guindon), Lucie (Marc Antoine), Linda (Luc Demers) and Suzanne all of Buckingham Quebec, and his brother-in-law Jacques Dufresne (deceased) (Penelope Armstrong from Chemainus, B.C), Richard Dufresne (deceased) (Dyane Gladon), John Dufresne (Dolorese Sharpe), his sister-in-law Claire (Robert Desormeaux), Louise (Gord Robinson-deceased) and Francine (Michel Lanthier). He also leaves many nieces and nephews, great-nieces nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and many long time friends and neighbors. He was a licensed electrician with many years of experience on construction sites before he started with the Federal Government (National Defence). He was also the long time founder and owner of Desjardins Security System Inc. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, help and well wishes through this stressful journey. Special thanks to Nathan Chartrand (his godson), Dr.T Asmis, the staff at the Ottawa Cancer Center and the Irving Greenberg Center, the Bayshore Home Care Center, Dr. Paul Hacker and nurse Judy Mackey. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Maurice Church, 4 Perry Street, Ottawa, on Friday, December 27th at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern Ontario (92 Bentley Avenue, Ottawa, K2E 6T9).


Décédé paisiblement le 19 décembre après une courageuse bataille contre le cancer du pancréas, avec sa famille à ses côtés. Il laisse derrière lui sa femme de 50 ans Rachelle (née Dufresne), son fils Sean (Tanya Lalonde) et sa fille Jo-Anne (Randy Robitaille). Aussi ses cadeaux les plus précieux, ses petits-enfants Frederique, Alek et Tyler Desjardins, Hunter, Cole, Mallory et Scarlett Robitaille. Il était le fils d'Aurèle et d'Edna Desjardins, le frère d'Hélène et d'Alice Desjardins (décédée). Il laisse derrière lui ses sœurs Loretta (feu Raymond Laviolette) de Sarnia ON, Louise, Lorraine, Anne (Luc Guindon), Lucie (Marc Antoine), Linda (Luc Demers) et Suzanne tous de Buckingham Québec, et son beau-frère Jacques Dufresne (décédé) (Penelope Armstrong de Chemainus, C.-B.), Richard Dufresne (décédé) (Dyane Gladon), John Dufresne (Dolorese Sharpe), sa belle-sœur Claire (Robert Desormeaux), Louise (Gord Robinson décédé) et Francine (Michel Lanthier). Il laisse également plusieurs nièces et neveux, arrière neveux et nièces, arrière-arrière neveux et nièces et beaucoup d'amis et de voisins de longue date. Il était un électricien agréé avec de nombreuses années d'expérience sur les chantiers de construction avant de commencer avec le gouvernement fédéral (Défense Nationale). Il a également été le fondateur et propriétaire de longue date de Desjardins Security System Inc. La famille tient à remercier tout le monde pour leurs prières, leur aide et leurs meilleurs vœux. Un merci spécial à Nathan Chartrand (son filleul), au Dr T. Asmis, au personnel du Centre de cancérologie d'Ottawa et du Centre Irving Greenberg, au Bayshore Home Care Center, au Dr. Paul Hacker et à l'infirmière Judy Mackey. Les funérailles auront lieu en l'église St. Maurice, 4 rue Perry à Ottawa, le vendredi 27 décembre à 11h. Au lieu de fleurs, des dons peuvent être faits à la Fondation Fais-Un-Vœu de l'Est de l'Ontario (92, avenue Bentley, Ottawa,K2E 6T9).
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    December 27, 2019 | 11:00am
    December 27, 2019 11:00am
    St. Maurice Roman Catholic Church
    4 Perry Street
    OTTAWA, ON K2G 1G5
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