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DESAUTELS, Louis Phillip

November 14, 1929 — March 7, 2014

Louis was born in Kincaid Saskatchewan and moved to British Columbia in his teens.  Louis married Alice Bilodeau in 1951.  During their 57 year marriage, Louis and Alice travelled south for many winters, until Alice’s struggle with illness made it too difficult.   They moved to Lake Country in 2007, just four months before Alice’s death in February of 2008.  Louis is survived by son Victor Desautels, daughter Donna Striha (Mike) and five grandsons – Ryan Desautels, Alan Desautels, Lorin Desautels, Jeffrey Striha, and Robert Striha.  Louis also had six great grandchildren  Alyssa 8 years, Dilon 6 years, Jayden 2 years, Noah 6 years, Brooke 4 years, and baby Hunter 1 year. The family is comforted in knowing that Louis and Alice are now reunited in heaven.  A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation to support the Kelowna Cancer Centre, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.  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.”

Please note service time is 10:00 am PST

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for DESAUTELS, Louis Phillip is scheduled for Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Doris says:

    “That everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life.” John 3:15 May you find comfort in the promises from the Word of God.

  • Andrea Bourgeois says:

    Our condolences to the Desautels family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking during this sad moment in your lives.
    Andrea & Andre Bourgeois
    Juliette and Gerard Arsenault

  • Harvey & Gail Francis says:

    Gone from this world,present with The Lord.

    Our hearts and thoughts are with you. We know that Louis is in a better place with Alice and all who have gone before him.

  • Gale Lamothe says:

    We are so very sorry for the loss of our Uncle Louis. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Donna, Victor and their families. Uncle Louis will now be at peace. He left some colourful impressions in my life and his smile remains imprinted in my mind. Uncle Louis, I can see you dancing with all the girls. You were the last link and now you have reunited the family circle of life. Bless you and your family……..All our love………Gale and Calvin.

  • Irene Efstathio says:

    As you grieve know that I am remembering and honoring the memory of Louis.
    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Irene

  • Rod and Lorna Holker says:

    We are deeply sadden by the loss of your father and our dear life time friend. He takes with him our love our shared laughter and adventures, until we see him again.

  • Jacqueline Gresko says:

    Dear Victor and Donna and family,
    I was sorry to hear of the passing of your father Louis. He was a cousin of my mother Claire Desautels Kennedy. She kept in touch with her Desautels relatives and enjoyed the reunions with Louis and Alice. I remember meeting them at the Desautels gatherings in the Okanagan in the 1980s and 1990s. I will remember your father and mother in my thoughts and prayers.

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