DESVEAUX, Joseph (Budolio)
KELLY, Brandon William
LEWIS, Leonard Gordon
SPARROW, Gerald Francis
SULLIVAN, John Francis ‘Frank’
Born April 8, 1925 in Cheticamp, died July 2, 2015, at age 90, at the Foyer Père Fiset in Cheticamp.
He had been a resident of New Waterford for about 71 years prior to entering the nursing home.
He was the youngest of 11 children of Lubin and Elise (Aucoin) Desveaux and the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Joe left Cheticamp at age 16 to proudly work in the coal mines for 43 years.
He is survived by daughters, Eileen of Bonnyville, Alta.; twin, Paulette (Carl) Lennox and Jeanette (Gordon) Snow of Bathurst, N.B., Gina (Barrie) Rodenhiser and son, Luby (Debbie) of Dartmouth, N.S.; son-in-law, Jim Ditchfield of Cold Lake, Alta., 11 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Agnes (Odo) of New Waterford, and a twin daughter, Pauline Ditchfield of Cold Lake, Alta. He was also predeceased by two siblings in infancy, sisters Katie Desveaux, Mary Ivy, Antoinette Bourgeois and Olive Chiasson and brothers, Mose, Paddy, Amedee and Eddie. He also leaves behind friends, Angela King, Ann Burlock and Chickey Desveaux of New Waterford and Valerie MacKinnon of New Victoria.
As per his request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, July 5th at 2 p.m. in the McLellan Brothers Chapel with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Carmel cemetery and a reception will be held in the funeral home. All are welcome.
Donations in Joe’s memory can be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
His family knows with full assurance he has gone on to eternal rest and fullness of joy to share his new life with loved ones and his Blessed Saviour.