Yvon Deschenes, 89, surrounded by his family, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 17, 2017, at Vision Nursing Home, Sarnia. Yvon is survived by his wife Jacqueline, his son Michel (partner Maureen) Deschenes, his daughters Suzanne (the late Hank) Joosse, Lorraine (Doug) Park, Claudette (Denis) Drapeau, and his son Andre (Shelley) Deschenes. Dear brother of Jean (Edouina) Deschenes, Fernand (Gloria) Deschenes, Adrien (Yvette) Gagnon, Ralph (Rita) Cote of Grand Falls, NB, Edgar (Jeanette) Rioux of Altholville, NB, and Roland (Wendy) Deschenes of Darmouth, NS, Armand Godbou of Drumond, NB, and Clifford (Fernand) Voutour. Lovingly remembered by his 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Oneil (May) Deschenes and his sister Leonie Godbou. Yvon lived life to the fullest. Born on August 7, 1927, he was the merchant marine and a lumberjack before working as an operator at Fiberglass for 30 + years. Retirement didn’t slow him down any; he brought his carpentry and painting skills to the Arctic and built homes for the Inuit. He loved to laugh; his pranks were things of legend. A special thanks to the staff at Vision Nursing Home for the love they shared with Yvon, he loved you guys. Yvon was loved and will be missed by all. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 3:30 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Wyoming Legion or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).
ServiceA memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 3:30 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service.
DonationsSympathy may be expressed through donations to the Wyoming Legion or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).
Robert and Marcia Minielly
April 21, 2017 04:06pm
Dear Jacqueline and Family,
We were saddened to learn of Yvon's passing today. Yvon was a very good neighbour. He always made us smile with his little pranks. Cherish your memories and hold them close to your hearts.
Robert and Marcia Minielly
April 20, 2017 01:43pm
Sincères condoléances à Fernand, Jean, et aux familles. Vous êtes toys dans nos prières.
Roger and Mona Ganon
April 20, 2017 10:43am
Just want to extend our diepiest sympathie to matante Jackie and the family. Will miss uncle Yvon very much. Hopefully our paths will cross again. Sicerely would like to see the whole family in the near future. Again our deepest condolences to the Deschenes familly. RIP uncle Yvon
April 20, 2017 09:36am
Nous somme avec grosse paine de savoir que mom frère Yvon est decede. Je ne t'oublieras jamais mom beau Yvon et mes ptieres son avec toi et ta belle famille. Mes condolences a toi Jacqueline et a ta belle famille.
Denis Wilma Brazeau
April 19, 2017 07:42pm
Dear Susie, Katie and the Deschenes family. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father and grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
April 19, 2017 01:13pm
We are saddened by the loss that your family has to bear at this trying time. Our hearts go out to you and may our prayers serve as comfort to you and your loved ones.
Dans ces moments difficiles que vous traversez, nous tenions à vous exprimer nos sincères condoléances. Bon courage! Nos prières sont avec vous! Raymonde Côté- Bertrand, Paul, Patrick et Michelle
Terry and Ingrid Mason
April 19, 2017 12:05pm
Lorraine, Doug and family,
We send our condolences to each of you on the loss of your father and grandfather. May your memories help comfort you.
April 18, 2017 10:36pm
Mon grand amie Yvon mon Frère tu ma aider beaucoup dans ma vie Merci un jour nous serons avec toi tu ma toujours di un jour a la foi. se soir je pence aux beaux souvenir de famille avec Papa et Maman jai de la peine que tu est parti je me join avec ma femme pour pour envoyé toute notre amoure et ta Familles nous somme avec toi Jacqueline et tes enfant Fernand et Gloria
RALPH RITA COTE
April 18, 2017 08:48pm
TO DESCHENES FAMILY OUR DEEP CONDOLENCE , A DAD FOR YOU AND A BROTHER TO ME IN HEAVEN IS NOT REALLY A LOST SINCE HE HAS TAKEN A PLACE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD WITH GREATNESS. AUREVOIR DEAR BROTHER.
France cote allain
April 18, 2017 08:13pm
Thinking of all of you dear cousins. May your dad rest in peace and look down at all of you with a big smile from heaven.
Your cousin France
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