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5295 Thickson Road North
Whitby, ON L1M 1W9
Phone: 905-655-3662
Fax: 905-655-9992
John Desveaux

John Desveaux

Tuesday, November 29th, 1927 - Sunday, April 21st, 2019
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Desveaux, John Douglas

After a long life well lived John Desveaux passed away at the Leacock Centre on Sunday April 21st, 2019 In his 92nd year surrounded by his family. Survived by his best friend and beloved wife Mary for nearly 66 years. Much loved father of Gerald Desveaux and his wife Laura of Whitby, Robert Desveaux and his wife Michele of Whitby, Susan Vandermeulen and her husband Emil of Washago, Karen Desveaux and her partner Barry Stone of Whitby and Michael Desveaux and his wife Lynne of Oshawa.

Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Amanda, Logan, Allison, Hayden, Clayton, Devon and Sydney.
Great-grandfather of Cohen.

Dear brother of Marshall Desveaux and Marjorie Mason. Predeceased by his brothers Ted, Gordie, William, Gerald and sisters Vange and Catherine. Also cherished by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation at Barnes Memorial Funeral Home, 5295 Thickson Rd. N. Whitby on Sunday April 28th from 1:00 p.m. until time of Celebration of Life service in the Barnes Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

Private family interment Monday at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Whitby.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Durham Hospice.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 28th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Sunday, April 28th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Barnes Memorial Funeral Home Ltd.
    5295 Thickson Road North
    WHITBY, ON L1M 1W9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, April 28th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, April 28th, 2019 2:00pm
    Barnes Memorial Funeral Home Ltd.
    5295 Thickson Road North
    WHITBY, ON L1M 1W9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Resurrection Catholic Cemetery
    Taunton Road
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  • Reception

    Barnes Memorial Funeral Home Ltd.
    5295 Thickson Road North
    WHITBY, ON L1M 1W9
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Donations are being accepted for: DURHAM HOSPICE.


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Private Condolence

Clayton Perroni

Posted at 07:15pm
You’re in our thoughts Nana and all of the Desveaux’s. Sorry for your loss and know that Papa is in a better place now. Sorry we couldn’t make it today. Take care, with love, Clayton and Jessica

Hayden Perroni

Posted at 10:52am
Thinking of you Nana, wishing you the best and hope Papa can rest easy now! Sorry I can’t be there with the family. Love Hayden

Jutta Holder and Lisa David

Posted at 08:58am
Our heartfelt and deepest sympathies on the passing of John. Mom and I have fond memories of his quiet and kind personality and the love he had for his family. We are thinking about you through this difficult time. Lots of love and support. Jutta and Lisa.

Helen Izzard

Posted at 09:50pm
Dear Mary, Susan , Karen and family, my deepest sympathy for your loss. I miss him so much already, he was a wonderful man with good humor and a wonderful smile. My prayers are with you always. Helen Izzard RPN

Jim McDonald

Posted at 03:15pm
Dear Mary and Family
I am so sorry to hear of Yons passing he was real nice man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today. I wish you all the best in this difficult time.
Jim McDonald

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