Desjardins, Gordon Edward

76 Years

Surrounded by his loving family, Gordon Desjardins passed away peacefully on January 5th, 2021 at Health Sciences North. Beloved husband of Rosanna (nee Nicolucci) and Diane (Cuddy – predeceased). Loving father of Troy (Michele) and Dawn (Andrew Holmes). Cherished grandfather of Zachary (wife Sydney), Maxwell, Erik, Calvin (wife Hanna), Summer, and Bella. Son of Edward and Jeanne (Bigras) Desjardins both predeceased. Dearly loved brother of Joyce (Sterling Johnson), Jeannette predeceased (Brian Cresswell), Richard (Carol-Ann), Denis predeceased (Glenda), Louis (Marion), Mark (Kim) and Diane (Wayne Bingham) both predeceased. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends whom he loved so very much.  He proudly worked as an electrical foreman with Falconbridge LTD with 3 grandsons following in his footsteps. He was an extremely loving man who cherished everyone who touched his life. He loved sitting in his gazebo, listening to the oldies and enjoying the beautiful scenery of Lake Wahnapitae. Gord was most happy when surrounded by family and friends enjoying good food and a glass of wine. Special thanks to Dr. Garrioch, Dr. Ravi, Dr. Cameron, and their staff for their compassionate care. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no service or visitation. There will be a celebration of life arranged at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Heart and Stoke Association and would be appreciated.


11 Condolences

  1. Dear Rosanna and family,

    Val and I would like to send our deepest condolences. We were very sorry to hear the news. You and Gord were always so welcoming with good conversations and he will be missed. We will have a glass of wine on his behalf.
    Take care,
    Tim and Val

    By: Tim and Val Rorison
    January 20, 2021
  2. Please accept my deepest condolences during this most difficult time. Although I haven’t seen you both in a bit; I have fond memories of Gordie’s bright smile, stories, love of music and how just being around him at a gathering was infectious! Rachel.

    By: Rachel Leveiller
    January 16, 2021
  3. Our sincerest condolences to Rosanna, Troy, Dawn and families. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Gordy was a true friend and a great neighbour to our families for many many years. We will all miss him very much. Rest In Peace, Gordy.
    The Lafleur and Palomaki families

    By: Ken & Brenda Lafleur
    January 14, 2021
  4. Dear Rosanna, Dawn, Troy and family,
    We are thinking about you and sending you our love. Uncle Gordie was a bright light who was so much fun and full of life. I have so many happy memories that all include so much laughing and good natured teasing. We hope your memories offer you some comfort at this time and we would be there to support you if we could.
    Steve, Susan, Brock & Jack

    By: Steve, Susan, Brock & Jack
    January 12, 2021
  5. Rosie, Troy, Dawn and family
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our deepest sympathies to all of you during this very difficult time. Our hearts go out to you Rosie. We will forever remember Gordie’s sense of humor and wonderful personality! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Johanne & Guy

    By: Johanne and Guy Fillion
    January 11, 2021
  6. Dear Rosanna and Family,
    We are saddened to hear about Gord’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.
    I fondly remember the parties at the lake where Gord was a gracious and generous host. He was always ready with a joke – a very likeable man.
    Take care
    Ted and Janet

    By: Ted Samulak
    January 8, 2021
  7. Doreen and I have known Gord for many years having worked at Falconbridge with Gord. I played ball with Gord and his close friend Len now both gone. I can still hear his laugh and remember fondly our times together. Please accept our deepest condolences to his family

    By: Harvey and Doreen Ransom
    January 8, 2021
  8. Our sincere condolences to Rosanna, Troy, Dawn and family. Gord was a fine husband and like all Desjardins men, an incredible father. We were so fortunate to have known Gord for so many years. Every time we saw each other was a moment to remember. His keen sense of humour, his big heart and his extreme generosity always shone through and he made great wine! In some measure Gord helped David with his career in Ottawa by walking him through industrial electrical systems. He was well liked, no, well loved by our children. We will miss him dearly.

    By: Helen and David Mulcaster
    January 7, 2021
  9. Rosanna and all of Gordie’s family, our deepest condolences at Gordie’s passing. Take comfort that he is now at peace and without pain and discomfort. We enjoyed his company over the years, with his laughter and love of wonderful food, we will always remember these times together. He struggled with health issues in the last few years that it made it difficult to get together, but he still kept in touch by phone. Know that he will be missed by many.

    By: Jerry & Rita Friel
    January 7, 2021
  10. Please accept out deepest condolences for your enormous loss. Gordie was loved by all that knew him.
    Margherite and Jim

    By: Margherite and Jim Derro
    January 7, 2021
  11. Dear Dawn and family,

    Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your Dad.
    We hope your memories and the support and love of your family help you through this sad time. Our thoughts are with you.

    Sue and Rob

    By: Rob and Sue Morin
    January 7, 2021

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