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DESAUTELS, Jacques (Jack)

Born September 24, 1940 in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan and went home to heaven on June 16, 2013 at the age of 72.  Jack is survived by his loving wife Raymonde and their children, Janine (Eric) Hirtz, Loren (Janette) Desautels and Dina (Kevin) Kilmartin.  He also leaves behind grandchildren Micheal (Carlene) Desautels, Jacqueline (Scott) Haycroft, Sara (Peter) Gulyas, Laura (Sandy) Mercer, Renee (Peter) O’Neil, Ryan and Karla Kilmartin and 9 great grandchildren: Maison, Lola, Zoe, Gavin, Jade, Brock, Danika, Kira and Madison and his brother Louis and many nieces and nephews.  Prayers will be recited on Sunday, June 23rd at 7:30 pm and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 24th at 1:00 pm, both at Immaculate Conception Church, 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna with Bishop Eugene Cooney officiating.  Cremation to follow.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation or BC Cancer Foundation.  The family would like to especially thank Dr. Jan McIntosh, palliative care nurses, nurses and staff at Kelowna General Hospital who were so kind in their care of Jack during his battle with cancer.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Prayer Service
Sunday, June 23rd at 7:30 pm

Monday, June 24th at 1:00 pm

Immaculate Conception Church

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The prayer service for DESAUTELS, Jacques (Jack) is scheduled for Sunday, June 23rd at 7:30 pm at located at 839 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC.

The service for DESAUTELS, Jacques (Jack) is scheduled for Monday, June 24th at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Immaculate Conception Church

839 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC


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  • Mickey Patryluk says:

    Loren, Janette and family..so sorry to hear this news today. I know your loving family will support and comfort one another as you ultimately find peace and even joy in your shared memories.

  • Debbie (Sauer) Cookson says:

    Jan, Eric and Family
    I am so sad to hear about the loss of your Dad. Although he is no longer physically here, he will continue to be here in spirit.
    Take care,
    Debbie Cookson

  • Diane Greer says:

    Dear Raymonde & Family

    I am truly sorry to hear of your loss – Keep all those wonderful memories of Jack close to your heart during this difficult time.
    Diane Greer

  • Diane Janzen says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. A loved one passing is never easy. May all the wonderful memories of him help you find peace.

  • tina baranec says:

    To Aunty Raymonde Janine Dina and Loren
    My thoughts and heart is with you all Uncle Jack was a very Special Man and have fond memories of him especially when him and Aunty baby sat me when I was little he held a strong heart could alway make you laugh no matter what the situation and we were all so very blessed to have known him now he is at peace with the lord and our other family members we Love you Uncle Jack today tommarro always forever Never forgotten Amen

  • Tom & Danielle Witty says:

    We were very sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. He is in a better place and at total peace. Your memories of his life will comfort you in the days ahead.

  • Brent & Sharmaine Moir says:

    Dear Raymonde and Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. We hope that fond memories of your Great Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather will bring you comfort today and in the days to come.

  • Joanna Markin says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Surround yourself with all the wonderful memories and times you had with him. He was a wonderful man who made a great impression all those who had an opportunity to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Hal Hirtz and Family says:

    Very sorry for your loss.

  • Gordon and Heidi Kirschner says:

    Our most heartfelt sympathies to your entire family from all of ours.
    We are so very sorry for your loss.

  • Lawrence says:

    Raymonde and Family. Our condolences to you. My his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed rest in piece. Lawrence and Pauline.

  • Marge & Bob Mitchell says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Raymonde. We just returned from the Samboree in Armstrong and we sure missed you both! We have lots of great camping memories, especially the Oregon Coast trip and going out on the Sand Dunes! Such fun and such great memories! Prayers for peace to you and your family.

  • Yvonne and Toby Redecopp says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to family and friends.

  • Anita, Mark, Kaitlyn & Jordan in Spirit says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Raymonde and all your family. Jack touched many lives and will be missed by many. Love Mark, Anita, Kaitlyn & “Jordan in Spirit.”

  • John Williamson says:

    Loren, Janine, Dina, Raymonde and everyone in your respective families, my heartfelt condolences to all of you. My family was fortunate to have been adopted by Loren and Janette when we were neighbours on Brentwood road and through that we got to meet all of you and got to be part of a large family, something I was not used to. I met Jack and Raymonde several times over the next few years and was always impressed by the closeness and love you all shared.(I have to include Janettes side of the family in that picture as well) I see Jack in all his children, especially in Loren and I’m sure anyone who knew Jack will agree Loren is his fathers son.
    Again, I’m sorry for your loss.
    John Wiliamson.

  • Suzanne St. Arnault says:

    My most sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially at this difficult time.

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