Dennis O'Brien
B: 1993-09-26
D: 2021-01-13
View Details
O'Brien, Dennis
Denise Burke
B: 1938-05-25
D: 2021-01-12
View Details
Burke, Denise
Judith Saikkonen
B: 1939-11-28
D: 2021-01-12
View Details
Saikkonen, Judith
Karl Kallinen
B: 1923-01-27
D: 2021-01-10
View Details
Kallinen, Karl
Richard Conibear
B: 1954-09-02
D: 2021-01-10
View Details
Conibear, Richard
Elizabeth Grubber
B: 1942-07-17
D: 2021-01-10
View Details
Grubber, Elizabeth
Doreen Leclair
B: 1923-08-29
D: 2021-01-09
View Details
Leclair, Doreen
Zenovia "Zin" Larocque
B: 1928-07-28
D: 2021-01-09
View Details
Larocque, Zenovia "Zin"
Alfred Armstrong
B: 1926-10-01
D: 2021-01-08
View Details
Armstrong, Alfred
Lorraine (Leclerc) Nadeau
B: 1938-09-19
D: 2021-01-08
View Details
(Leclerc) Nadeau, Lorraine
Cornell Spade
B: 1979-06-10
D: 2021-01-08
View Details
Spade, Cornell
Enzo Massimiliano
B: 1941-11-15
D: 2021-01-07
View Details
Massimiliano, Enzo
Boleslaw Rutkowski
B: 1922-06-20
D: 2021-01-07
View Details
Rutkowski, Boleslaw
Steven Beaudoin
B: 1975-12-19
D: 2021-01-07
View Details
Beaudoin, Steven
Thomas Seagram
B: 2002-06-25
D: 2021-01-07
View Details
Seagram, Thomas
Robert Higgins
B: 1941-11-14
D: 2021-01-06
View Details
Higgins, Robert
Janice Cormier
B: 1939-11-20
D: 2021-01-06
View Details
Cormier, Janice
Georgina Leblond
B: 1928-09-27
D: 2021-01-05
View Details
Leblond, Georgina
Margaret Lumley
B: 1926-10-24
D: 2021-01-05
View Details
Lumley, Margaret
Linda Osachuk
B: 1947-08-08
D: 2021-01-05
View Details
Osachuk, Linda
Thérèse Roy
B: 1928-07-02
D: 2021-01-04
View Details
Roy, Thérèse


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
252 Regent St.
Sudbury, ON P3C 4C8
Phone: (705) 673-9591
Fax: (705) 675-2998
Rheal Desbiens

Rheal Henri Desbiens

Saturday, November 21st, 1931 - Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Rheal Desbiens, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Rheal Desbiens

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Rheal's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Rheal's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


In loving memory of Rheal Desbiens 89 years Passed away peacefully at Extendicare York with his daughter by his side on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2020.

Beloved husband of Rose-Anna Desbiens (nee Rainville). Will be sadly missed by his daughters; Elizabeth “Liza” Landry (husband Gilles Guillemette) of Sudbury, Diane Gervais (husband Luc) of West Tree, Reina Lavigne (husband Pat predeceased) of Hanmer, Rachel Ross (husband Laurent predeceased) of Sudbury, Denise Desbiens of Sudbury and predeceased by Anita Desbiens (husband Tony of Sudbury). Proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Aurelien and Marguerite Desbiens (née Gervais). Dear brother of Eugene predeceased, Emile, Jeannine predeceased, Florence, Lucien, Tony, Normand predeceased, Rene, and Lillian. Special uncle to several nieces and nephews.

Rheal was born and raised in Hager. He married Rose in Sudbury in 1956. He worked as a mechanic in Hager for many years. Rheal’s favorite pastimes were hunting and fishing and he and Rose were avid bowler. His family was very important to him, he was an amazing father and grandfather. He left us with many happy memoires we will cherish forever. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff, PWS’s nurses and doctors on the 2nd floor at Extendicare York for the amazing care provided to Rheal and his family.

Visitation and service at the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home. Due to COVID social gathering restrictions, the visitation and service will be for immediate family only. The service will be live streamed Monday, December 7th, 2020 at 11:00 am and can be viewed at: For those attending pandemic directives are, 50 people or fewer are permitted in the visitation room, and 80 or fewer in the chapel. Face masks are mandatory. He will be buried alongside his wife in the Warren Cemetery. Donations to the Northern Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family. For donations or messages of condolence
Read Less

Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, December 7th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, December 7th, 2020 11:00am
    R.J. Barnard Chapel
    233 Larch St
    Sudbury, ON P3B 1M2
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Due to COVID social gathering restrictions, the visitation and service will be for immediate family only. The service will be live streamed Monday, December 7th, 2020 at 11:00 am and can be viewed at:
    Rev. Fr. Robert Giroux
  • Interment

    Warren Cemetery
    Address not given

Purchase Flowers

Consider providing a gift of comfort for the family of Rheal Desbiens by sending flowers.

Purchase Flowers


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Rheal here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence

Mary -Anne Ruedl

Posted at 01:20pm
Our deepest condolences to the family. Mary-Anne Ruedl and Jacques Blais

Aline Tessier

Posted at 02:45pm
I remember the time he showed me his favorite comb that had teeth only at each end because he didn't have any hair on top of his head. I can still see his smiling face and hear his laughter. He always had a way of making people laugh. During my early 20s, he was like a second father to me. - Aline. He was a great pool player and a man of honor. His word was his bond. - Brian. Our thoughts are with all the family during this difficult time and we send you all our deepest sympathies.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each


Sometimes extenuating circumstances make it difficult to attend a service. Memorial webcasting gives family and friends the opportunity to view a service live, online, from anywhere.

This event may be open-casket and the livestream may contain views of the deceased.