March 20th, 2018

SUNDAY, March 11, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 12, 2018.


EDOUARD DESJARDINS of Hillspring, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Pincher Creek Hospital on Monday, March 5, 2018 at the age of 83 years. He was born in Ste Amélie, Manitoba on May 23, 1934.

Eddie had a zest for life and loved dancing, playing his guitar, singing, hunting, working with his horses, canoeing, fishing, camping, and volunteering with the Métis Local. His motto in life was always “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”

Edouard is survived by the love of his life, Barb; his 3 daughters Roxanne “Bunny” (Louis) Debroux of Lundbreck, Rita “Cookie” (Cal) Graham-Mazur of Calgary, Rhonda “Candy” (Trevor) Kunkel of Hillspring and daughter of his heart, Brandi Meyer of Edmonton (Keelan, Axson) and; his grandchildren Tanya (JC) Debroux, Kyle (Carol) Debroux, Rylan Kunkel and Ronan (Abby) Kunkel, as well as five brothers, four sisters and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son Richard “Ricky”, his parents Alexandre & Delphine (née Chaput) Desjardins, two siblings, one son-in-law and two brother-in-law’s.

At Edouard’s request, no formal funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name will be accepted by the Windy Slopes Health Foundation, PO Box 968, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Dr. Parker and staff for their exceptional care and support.

“Somewhere beneath a bluer sky

In a higher realm where eagles fly,

A land of beauty beyond our knowing

With trees, flowers and waters flowing,

And mountains of unearthly grace

The Great Spirit has made a place,

And chose a sunny winter day

To guide our loved one, Edouard, away

To the spirit world where we’ll all meet;

Our family will again be complete.

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