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DESAULNIERS, Victor Camille

March 10, 1934 — March 25, 2021

It is with deep sadness that we announce that our dearly loved husband and father, Victor Camille Desaulniers, passed away on March 25, 2021.

Victor leaves behind his loving wife and best friend, Mary, of 64 years; their 4 children: Charlotte (Kay), Valerie (Jim), Crystal (Tana), and Gwena (Mark); and their 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his only living sibling and twin brother, Hector.

Vic was born and raised in Lafond, Alberta. He began his career in the late 1950s working on drilling rigs in the oil fields.  This took him to many small northern Alberta communities where he began raising his family.  In 1973, he departed Canada with his family to work in Iran; this adventure also took him to Egypt, the North Sea, Tunisia, and West Africa.  Vic completed his career as a Drilling Superintendent for Amoco Exploration supervising operations on a semi-submersible rig drilling offshore Malta. Vic retired in 1992 while still living in Sherwood Park, Alberta and later moved to Kelowna, BC in 2009.

Vic and Mary started their retirement journey RVing.  They later purchased a home at Palm Desert Greens in California where they became Snowbirds for the next 17 years.

Vic enjoyed many sports including baseball, curling, darts and watching hockey.  His greatest joy was golf, and he spent the next 29 years enjoying the game he loved with many friends from all over as well as his family.

Vic lived a full life and touched many hearts.  Those who knew him will miss his charismatic personality, generous spirit, and profound dedication and love for his family.  Vic will be greatly missed.

We are thankful for the medical treatment, care, and kindness provided by the staff at the Kelowna General Hospital.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the KGH Foundation in Victor’s memory, or to a charity of your choice.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions a Celebration of Life for Victor Desaulniers will be held virtually.  Plans are currently being made and details will be provided at a later date.

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  • Maria McDougall says:

    I am sorry Mary of your loss of your beloved husband. I have such wonderful memories of him and Sid
    also although Sid is not wth us any longer.. The great times we had in Kelowna and Palm Desert. I will always treasure those..

  • Sandra Morden says:

    Dear Mary, Charlotte, Valerie, Crystal and Gwena, and families, Kim and I send our deepest sympathy to all your family. Victor was a very special person and I can’t imagine your sadness. We met in Iran in 1975, and loved all your family. I think Kim could make it to your house in one minute flat….. We send our love. Sandra and Kim

  • Ron and Elaine Manders says:

    Mary and family we grieve the loss of such a wonderful husband, father , grandfather, great grand father and good friend with you! We will miss his kindness, his great laugh and very good nature. I will also miss his golf tips. Be safe, be kind and be thankful for having such a loving and caring man in all of our lives!

  • Dave Levandowski says:

    Victor was the kind of man that made everyone feel special and better about themselves,
    He had a peacefulness that was so genuine, it drew you into it.
    I treasure my memory of this dear sweet man, and consider myself blessed to have known him.
    My heartfelt prayers are covering his family.

  • Maddy Connell says:

    We truly loved seeing Vic at Hole 4 at PDGCC … he always came with a very friendly smile and would bet $5 to get his drive on the green⛳️⛳️And he usually did⛳️ Such a wonderful kind man. He will always have a place in my heart. May all the memories keep his spirit alive 🌺

  • Edward Ronald Lepp says:

    We were so fortunate to meet Vic while golfing at PDG. So much fun to be in his company. Not only a very good golfer but true gentleman.. He always welcomed you with that charming smile.

  • Nancy Steere says:

    Mary and family, I was saddened to hear the news of Vic’s passing, our prayers to all the family, Nancy and Tex

  • Ken Dobson says:

    Good man, kind smile, gracious individual… great friend.
    He is missed.

  • Robert (Bob) Christensen &Barbara Kaiser says:

    We will miss Vic so much. We give our best to Mary.
    May your memories of your years together ease the pain of your loss.

  • Rich Davidson says:

    My deepest condolences. Vic was always very kind to me as he was to many others. I will miss him

  • Mark Lawlor says:

    I Met Vic @ Palm Desert greens where I’m a snowbird also. I played golf with him in California and Sunset Ranch many times. My Mother and Father knew Vic and Mary very well, my Father called Vic number 6 all the time because of his handicap in golf. Vic was one of the nicest friend I’ve ever met. Sending all my love to Vic’s Family.

  • Louis Lalonde says:

    My deepest condolences to Mary and her family. Even though I am from West Kelowna, I met Vic in PDG. The first time I met Vic, I thought how much he reminded me of my father, not only in appearance but also in his demeanour. He would always greet you with a smile and a hello. “And how’s Louis today?”, he would ask and then actually listen to your reply. Between Vic and Sid they could tell you stories around the whole course, barely stopping to putt out, win the hole, and start talking again. To me he was a true gentleman and I feel fortunate to have had our paths crossed and to have spent some time with Vic. PDG will not feel the same without him..

  • Bill and Grace Brown says:

    Mary and family…we are saddened to hear of your loss. Vic was a sweet, kind and gentle soul and he will be missed. It was always a pleasure to cross paths with Vic over the past 15 years at PDGCC.

  • Gerald Guenette says:

    My deepest condolences to all Desaulniers family Just incase you wonder where I fit in I sent pictures of my Mom and Dad
    Yvonne was my Dads sister

  • Dave Elliot says:

    Mary and family,
    I was shocked to hear of Vick’s passing. I enjoyed our short visits as he was so kind and outgoing with a jolly laugh. My deepest condolences on your loss.

  • Carol Nunes says:

    Mary and girls. That is a perfect picture of Vic. Exactly how I remember him. Fred and I really enjoyed the both of you playing cards and our Sunday Casino trip. I am thankful to have been his friend and thankful to have met your daughters. You guys created a great family. Vic was a special guy. He is probably talking and laughing with my Fred now. Hugs

  • Nellie and Peter Dale says:

    Our fondest memories, our children growing together. As we touched other parts of the world, Always kind thought’s
    we had, our thoughts Mary to you and the girls, may Vic rest in peace.
    Nellie and Pete

  • Bill Stephens says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Vic’s death. He was my favourite person to golf with. As we got close to the start of the golf season this year my number one thought was how great it will be to play with Vic again. I’ll never forget his kindness and sense of humour. He was a heck of a golfer too! My condolences to Mary and family.

  • Lorraine Meyer-Babin says:

    Mary, Charlotte, Valerie, Crystal and Gwena.. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. I have been filled with wonderful memories of your Dad and your family as we all grew up together. His gentleness, kindness and soft heart will always be remembered. Even when he would hang us upside down. Such a wonderful man. Sending you my love and support. Lorraine

  • Marlene & Jim Tansley says:

    Mary & Family………. As many, we are also saddened to hear of Vic’s passing. My memory is that whenever you met Vic, he always greeted you with ‘a smile’. Such a nice man! Our condolences. M & J

  • Orest and Jeri Kruhlak says:

    We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Mary and family. May wonderful memories comfort you as you grieve this incredible loss. Please know we all cherish the short time we were fortunate enough to have known and spent time with this fine man.. With love, Orest and Jeri

  • June Morris says:

    Dear Mary, Char, Kay, Duncan, Andrew and Family
    Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Husband, Dad, Grandfather. Vic’s ready smile and happy view of the world made every meeting a real pleasure. May you have many happy memories to comfort you and to keep you.
    Sincerely Henny, June, Michael and Bradley

  • Shelley Kontek says:

    My deepest sympathy to all the family. Crystal as my good friend since grade school I recall the kindest memories of your Dad

  • Keith and Jan Bradley says:

    Dear Mary, we were so sad to hear of Vic’s passing and we know you will miss him very much. We always had great fun with both of you at the Belvedere and also in Palm Desert. Good wishes to you!

  • Allison Maclean & Randy Diaper says:

    Dear Mary & Family
    So sorry to hear of Vic’s passing, our deepest condolences to you. Vic was a fine man and he will be sorely missed
    Ali & Randy

  • Madeline Connell says:

    Vic has such a kind heart. We here at PDG sure do miss him. We always looked forward to see him out on the golf course. Many all your memories keep his spirit alive in your heart.

  • MP Tracy Gray says:

    I am very sorry for your loss and wish your family strength during this difficult time.
    Tracy Gray, Member of Parliament, Kelowna – Lake Country

  • Coleen and Grant Bohlen says:

    We send our deepest condolences and wish you strength during this incredibly difficult time. We fondly remember Vic’s fabulous smile and easy-going character. May your memories and the love of family and friends support you. Our thoughts are with you,
    Grant, Coleen, Kurtis and Krista

  • Kim Morden says:

    I am so sad for all of you. There are no words. Kim

  • Ron Lelievre says:

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to Mary and the all of Vic’s family.
    Vic always used to joke when he hit a shot down the middle of the fareway (always)….that was lucky.
    Well Vic. We were all lucky to have you had you touch our lives. Will truly miss you.

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