It is with immense sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a beloved man, Hubert Ghislain Desjardins of Coleman, Alberta who was called to be with the Lord on July 2, 2019 at the age of 70 years.
Hubert was born on December 28, 1948 in St. Faustin, Quebec to proud parents, Aurele & Lea Desjardins. Along with his ten siblings, Hubert was raised with a respect for family, faith and the rewards from hard work.
Hubert grew to be a fine young man who captured the heart of Gemma Picard and on July 17, 1971 they pledged their eternal love in holy matrimony and were soon blessed with a family of two lovely daughters.
Hubert was a wonderful provider for his family and his talents and earnest work ethic as a heavy equipment operator in the logging industry allowed his family to have a loving and secure home. He lived for their welfare and happiness and his greatest joy was time spent together.
He enjoyed the outdoors; camping, fishing, hunting and leisure rides in the wilderness. He taught us to respect nature and to recognize the hidden treasures of the great outdoors. Quiet moments with a good book were appreciated as were his harmless pranks and teasing. Hubert never judged a person nor did he lecture or hold a grudge. He loved his family unconditionally and never hesitated to come to our need. He shall remain forever in our heart and mind. May he find rest in the peace of our Lord.
He is survived by his loving wife, Gemma Irene Desjardins of Coleman; his beloved daughters, Sonnie (Austin Neal) and Debbie; his cherished grandchildren, Asha, Ellissa, Charlotte, Kyle and Tristan; his brothers, Jean Yves (Evelyn), Germain (Solange) and Richard (Jeane D’Arc); his sisters, Lise, Estelle, Pierrette, Lucille and Ginette; his in-laws, Anita (Aurele), Raymond, Fernande (Lucien), Yval (Francine), Denise (Joe), Annie (Warren), Bert and Marcel; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents, Aurele & Lea Desjardins and his sisters, Huguette and Rolande.
The Memorial Service celebrating Hubert’s life will be held at Fantin's Funeral Chapel in Blairmore, AB on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 11 am with Rev. Renso Castellarin presiding. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca. Donations in memory may be directed to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance or the Alberta Heart & Stroke Fdn.
Fantin's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.