Maurice Joseph Edouard Desautels

29 April , 19462 October , 2018

Maurice Desautels, 72, of Winnipeg, MB, succumbed to cancer surrounded by his family on October 2, 2018

Maurice is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Ilse; along with four children; Richard (Crystal) of Kamloops, B.C., Michael (Barb) of Edmonton, AB, Keith (Connie) and Brian (Meagan) of Winnipeg, MB & eight grandchildren, Lindsay, Alex, Brianne, Alexandra, Ethan, Owen, Matthew & Mia. Sisters Leona (Ed), Louise (Bob) and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Maurice was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to everyone. He loved sports, especially watching his grand children’s hockey games. He was always there to help relatives and friends whenever needed.

A special thank you to Concordia Hospital Staff for their loving care and support. As to his wishes, cremation has taken place and no funeral.


  • No Funeral Service will be held

Maurice Joseph Edouard Desautels

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Yvette Lamirande

5 October 2018

My sincerest condolences to the Desautels family - Ilse, Richard, Michael, Keith and Brian as well as extended family.
I have so many fond memories of Maurice, especially out at the cabin. Whether it was having some laughs over drinks, playing 11 cents or doing Maurice code on his window while he was trying to sleep. No matter how rowdy his kids' friends got, we were always made to feel welcome......and like part of the family.
You will be missed Mo!! Rest in peace xox

Joel Gervais

5 October 2018

So many great memories of you “Slo-Mo” from the lake. Whether it was a good laugh around the fire or sharing a meal of smoked turkey on the porch. I have missed the image of you on the John Deere (beer in tow) cutting lawn on a hot summer day over the last few years. But the memories remain. Go in peace my friend.

Doris Van Andel

5 October 2018

So, very sad to hear of your loss dear cousin Ilse and family. My thoughts are with you all at this time. Maurice was always a nice guy whenever I saw him.
Love, Doris Van Andel (nee Braun) (Kelowna)

Timothy Haacke

5 October 2018

I am sorry you never got to meet my two sons Alexavier and Rojz but I know you are looking down on them and us. Thank you for all for the stories and talks we had at the cabin when I was growing up, it really meant a lot to me, teaching me to water ski, you were there when my own father didn’t want to be their and for that I will miss you . Say hello to Ann, Tony , NANA and the rest of the crew up there have a drink for us. Stand down soldier we got this . All our love Timothy Juralyn Alexavier Rojz Haacke

Michelle Jennifer Brykalo

4 October 2018

you are one of those great Fantastic uncles knowone can ever compare too. i will miss you always . love you always. you always have your feet on the ground. bon fires at the cabin ( LOVED the cabin memories) fishing with all uncles and cousions to sitting back having a drink. Christmas gatherings. all gatherings. love you always Uncle xoxoxo

Corinne Scott

4 October 2018

The last time I saw Maurice he gave me a great big smile accross the room and an equally big hug when I made it over to him. He made me feel welcome and like I was one of his own. I can't help but think that he is happy now, in his typical pose, of legs crossed, relaxed look, and Lady on his lap. To the man that taught me to fish, and was there for the important milestones in my life, thanks for everything. Sleep well.

Melanie Wagner

4 October 2018

I send all my love, hugs and prayers to you all today. I have many great memories of our childhood and all of our Holiday dinners we shared back then. Take care of each other during this time, I am sorry for your loss.
Xoxo, Melanie

Gordon Seier

4 October 2018

Maurice will be truly missed . He was always able to help when we needed a hand .
I enjoyed watching him at the cottage many times riding the lawn tractor around . It seemed it was a job he truly enjoyed . When I was only 14 years old he took me for a trip to Regina in a big tractor trailer . In the back he was hauling 7 cars . I was amazed how he drove them on and off that trailer .
Maurice was also a great guest at family gatherings . He always had an adventure he spoke about in his travels as a truck driver . He loved family gatherings and events .