It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Florent Gabriel Joseph Desrochers on May 14, 2020 at the age of 71 years.
After a short and courageous battle with brain cancer, Florent passed away peacefully at his residence with his family by his side. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Isabelle Desrochers (née LeSage) of 45 years; his sons, Richard (Heather), Patrick and Daniel; his three precious granddaughters; Maielle, Lilya, Evangeline and family friend Nicolette Layne. He is survived by his siblings; Andre (Diane), Normand (Irène), Della Leclair, Georges (Annette), Angelle (Tim) Rosner, Paulette (Marcel) Marion, Pierre (Kimberly), Jeannette (Claude) Marcotte and Michel (Wendy); his mother-in-law Thérèse LeSage and in-laws; Jean (Roselie), Roger (Elaine), Donald (Carol) and Glenda LeSage; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and close family friends.
He was predeceased by his parents Dominique and Laurence Desrochers (née Labossière), his brother Rhéal Desrochers, his father-in-law Andre LeSage and brother-in-law Paul Leclair and Albert LeSage.
Dad was a family man. He loved his family dearly and always looked forward to our visits. His pride and joy were his three granddaughters. Dad always felt that his family was one of the greatest gifts the Lord bestowed upon him. Dad was a person of deep faith: a caring, honest and hard-working man. He had a way of connecting with people leaving a lasting impression on those he met. We love you Dad, you are forever in our hearts.
We would like to thank the WRHA Palliative Care Unit for their kindness and wonderful care. The family would also like to thank in a very special way, Dr. Casey Woo, who took such great care of Dad over the years.
A viewing for family and friends will be held at the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Catholic Church in Lorette, Manitoba from 11am-1pm on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. A private funeral mass will take place following the viewing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 204-248-2201. For more information and condolences, please visit www.afh.ca
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