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Wilfrid N. Desjardins


Wilfrid N. Desjardins

At the Grand Falls General Hospital, January 3, 2018, Mr. Wilfrid N. Desjardins of Grand Falls passed away at the age of 98 years.  He was the husband of the late Cecile Richard by first marriage and of Jeanne Parent Laforge by second marriage.  Born at Drummond in 1919, he was the last surviving child of the late Narcisse and Marie-Louise (Ouellette) Desjardins.

Mr. Desjardins was an honorary life member of the Grand Falls Golden Age Club.

He is survived by his wife Jeanne, his children, Leandre (Doris Alphonso) of Moncton, Hermel (Annette Peloquin) of Grand Falls, Irma (Mike Kelly) of Moncton, Raymonde (Claude Laforest) and Claire (Lionel Arsenault) of Grand Falls, Jacqueline (Gilbert "Gaby" Lagace) of Drummond, Yolande (Daniel Poirier) of Moncton, Bertrand (Gaetane Fournier) of Cantley, Quebec, Maurele (Parise Levesque) of Drummond, Francoise (Andre Couturier) of Saint-Andre  and Rejean (Robin Andersen) of Moncton, 26 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, the family of his wife Jeanne, as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by all his siblings: Sister Albertine Desjardins, Sister Ursule Desjardins, Irene Devost-Powers, Helene McClure, Eva Godbout-Gagnon, Solange Desjardins, Gemma Daigle, Conrad, Joseph, Ovide, Philippe, Andre and Napoleon Desjardins.

Resting at O'Regan's Funeral Home, 515 Everard Daigle Blvd., Grand Falls with visiting hours on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

His funeral service will be held Monday, January 8th at 2 p.m. from the St-Michel Roman Catholic Church, Drummond with interment in the parish cemetery.

For those who wish, donations to the Foundation of the Friends of the Grand Falls General Hospital would be appreciated by the family.