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Obituary for Fern Desrochers

Fern  Desrochers
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandpa Fernando (Fern) Gerard Joseph Desrochers, age 92 at Teck Pioneer Residence, Kirkland Lake, on Monday, December 10, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

Fern was predeceased by his parents Gerard & Clara (Coulombe) Desrochers, his infant son James and sons Robert (Bobby) and Gerard (Jerry); his brother Andy, sisters Margaret, Therese and Fernande.

He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years Rita, daughters Kathleen (Robert Morrison) and Patricia (James "Jim" Bodick). His cherished grandchildren Joseph (Galit), Angelina (Stephan), Kimberly (Zac), Jennifer and Christopher; and his much loved great grandsons Logan and Tyler; also sisters Gabby, Sandra & Cecile and brother Desire.

Fern worked for the Ontario Northern Railway for 35 years before "retiring" to his busy farming life in Chamberlain Twp. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved nature in general.

Fern was a proud 4th Degree Knight , a member of the Royal Canadian Legion as well as a former member of the Larder Lake Lions Club and Curling Club.

The family invites friends of the late Mr. Fern Desrochers to the McDonald Funeral Home in Englehart on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 2:30pm. In memory contributions to the Holy Trinity Parish or the Teck Pioneer Residence will be greatly appreciated. Condolences, contributions and memorial candles may be left at

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