Posted: October 22nd, 2022

JOHN DESJARLAIS passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the age of 90 years. His passing was unexpected but his life was full.
He leaves behind his wife Joanne (née Pozzi), daughters Renee (Randall) Spohn and Cindy (Tim Patterson) Desjarlais and son Denis Desjarlais. He will be missed by his grandchildren Nicola and Randall Desjarlais, Zachary and Matthew Passey, Dante and Pascal Spohn and Elizabeth (Nicholas) Ankermann.
John was predeceased by his son Leonard, his parents and his only sibling Delia and her husband Charles Payette of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.
John was born Daniel Jean Baptiste Desjarlais on June 24, 1932 in Ellice, Manitoba to Gaspard and Justine Desjarlais. He worked briefly with Manitoba Telecom before coming to Alberta in the 1950s. He was fortunate to get a job with AGT, where he worked until his retirement in 1985.
He loved the outdoors. He took his family camping, and we have fond memories of hiking and roasting marshmallows together. He enjoyed the bear and deer hunting with close friends and his highlight trip was salmon fishing in B.C.
His family asks you to remember him in your hearts and share his memory with your friends. With respect for his wishes, there will be no formal service. Although, the next time you are at Tim Hortons, have a coffee and be grateful for this life and those you share it with.

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