Jean-Claude "John" Desforges

Thursday, May 7th, 1942 - Friday, April 24th, 2020
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DESFORGES, Jean-Claude “John” - Peacefully at the Madawaska Valley Hospice on Friday, April 24th, 2020 in his 77th year. Jean-Claude “John” Desforges of Barry's Bay born in Fournier, Ontario on May 7th, 1942 is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Janette Desforges (nee Lee). Loving father of Paul Desforges (Roberta Sinclair) and Marc (Kristina) Desforges. Caring grandfather of Christian (Cailey), Michael and Brianna. Dear brother of Yolande (Pierre) Laframboise, Gaetanne (late Keith) Hobson and Denis (Lin) Desforges. Jean-Claude served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police up until his retirement in 2002 where he found great joy in fishing on the beautiful waters of Lake Huron, culinary art and a good glass of wine. He was a man of strength and accomplished many projects in his lifetime with certitude and attention to detail. Your work is done. May you rest in peace. Respecting Jean-Claude’s wishes and his love of nature, flowers will be accepted at the funeral home. Due to constraints of the pandemic, please understand that the service will be private. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Madawaska Valley Hospice would be appreciated. Arrangements by the
Neville Funeral Home
491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8
(613) 732-7481
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Allan MacDonald

Posted at 07:16pm
I just happened to stumble on JC's obituary by accident! I was and am very sad to hear of his passing! JC worked as a commercial vehicle inspector for MTO and during the winter months he worked for me on snow plows for MTO. This was back in the late 70's and early 80's. I still remember him bringing in some muskrats he had trapped during the day and would skin them on the night shift at work. Oh the memories I have of him! We had many conversations regarding whether or not he should quit MTO and apply for the RCMP. He finally did it and obviously he made the best decision! Although I had lost all track of him, I never forgot him. I know he spoke of his wife Janette a lot. He always hated to fly to her native country of Australia because the flight was so long!!
My sincerest condolences to you Janette and to all your family. RIP JC!

Tania Hobson

Posted at 09:22pm
So sorry for your loss Aunt Janette, Paul and Marc. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Sylvain Cadieux

Posted at 05:53pm
So sorry for your lost Aunt Janette, Paul and Marc. My thoughts are with you. Sylvain Cadieux

M-C Arsenault

Posted at 10:14pm
Paul, Roberta and family. Sorry for your loss. May all the good memories provide you comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you. M-C

Carmel Craig

Posted at 06:05pm
Cher Marc
Nos plus sincères condoléances . Pas facile cette épreuve pour toi, ta maman, ton frère et tous les autres membres de la famille. J'espère cependant que vous trouverez un peu de réconfort parmi les messages qui vous sont destinés et auprès de ceux qui sauront vous épauler.
Ray et Carmel Craig

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