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252 Regent St.
Sudbury, ON P3C 4C8
Phone: (705) 673-9591
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Rheal Desbiens

Rheal Henri Desbiens

Saturday, November 21st, 1931 - Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
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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: https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=160711875088806. 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 www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com
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  • Service

    Monday, December 7th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, December 7th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    R.J. Barnard Chapel
    Address
    233 Larch St
    Sudbury, ON P3B 1M2
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    Notes
    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:https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=160711875088806.
    Officiant
    Rev. Fr. Robert Giroux
  • Interment

    Location
    Warren Cemetery
    Address
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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.
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