DESROCHES, Ernest Leo November 25, 1934 – January 9, 2017 It is with sadness and gladness that the family of Ernie Desroches wishes to announce his death on January 9, 2017 at the age of 82 years. The sadness is we will all miss Ernie's most unique personality but the gladness is that his suffering is over. Ernie leaves to mourn his loving wife Joan, and his children, Nicole (Andy) Wenger; son Brett (Melanie) Desroches; grandchildren, Jackson and Landon Wenger, Aaron and Morgan Desroches and Jeffrey (Aimee) Desroches; sister, Yvonne Hawkins; brother, Tom (Sheila) Desroches; daughter-in-law, Jody Desroches; sister-in-law, Anita Desroches. Ernie will never be forgotten by Joan's sisters and their spouses, as well as many nieces and nephews on both the Desroches and Sarich sides of the family. Sadly, for our family Ernie was predeceased by his son Dean, who died on February 26, 2016. He was also predeceased by his sisters, Margaret Desroches, Rose Clandinin and his brother Jerry Desroches. Ernie and his friends were a legend at the Sturgeon Valley Golf Course – the lefty's vs. the righty's. Ernie joins his companions Ron Fedoration and Marlin Code on a heavenly golf course and leaves behind his best buddy Ed Forster, "holding the skunks" forever. Thanks to all of Ernie's family and friends for their visits to him at the Youville Home over the past 6 years and to the staff at the Youville Home and to Violet Thiessen, his aid and companion, who all did their best to make Ernie comfortable and content. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday January 19, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Parish, 75 Poirier Ave, St. Albert, AB Memorial Donations in Ernie's name may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Suite 144 - 5241 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 5G8. To send condolences, please visit www.connelly-mckinley.com .
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