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Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home

180 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON

OBITUARY

Ginette Desjardins (née Lalonde)

May 3, 1948December 2, 2019

Ginette Desjardins, 71, of Ottawa died peacefully at home on December 2, 2019, surrounded by family. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 49 years, Gerard (Gerry) Desjardins, and her two daughters, Josée (Eric) Dumoulin and Melanie (Chris) Loft. Cherished Mamou of Alissa (Pascal), Nicolas and Cloé. She will be lovingly remembered by her sisters and brothers, Nicole (Fernand Regimbald), Pierre Lalonde, Louise (Roger Vanasse), Jean (Lynne Migneault), Lynne (Robert Boisvert), Michel (Monique Leveillé), Anne (André Ferland) and by many nieces and nephews. A heartfelt thank-you to the beautiful souls who work at the Cancer Center of the Ottawa General Hospital and gratitude to the Community Palliative Team for providing wonderful care.

A Memorial Service will be held at Racine Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home, 180 Montreal Road, Ottawa, on December 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends and family from 10:00 a.m. In memory of this warm, loving woman, donations to the Cancer Centre at the Ottawa General Hospital would be greatly appreciated.

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality." -Emily Dickinson

Services

9 December

Condoléances / Condolences

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home

180 Montreal Road
Ottawa

9 December

Service commémoratif / Memorial Service

11:00 am

Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home

180 Montreal Road
Ottawa

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Heather Desormeaux

December 6, 2019

Saddened to hear of Ginette's passing. Fond memories of Ginette and Gerry from my childhood. Sleep well kind soul. Wishing Ginette's loved ones strength and peace at this difficult time.

Micheline Georges

December 5, 2019

Nos sincères condoléances à la famille, oncle Gerry, Josée et Mélanie!
Micheline, Michel, Monique, Pierre et André Desjardins

Josee Desjardins

December 4, 2019

Dear Mom, I have no words to express my sadness. I am completely lost! This is how I want to remember you by, your love of jeans, plaid shirts and Buddy by your side. You have raised us well and once your grandbabies arrived your purpose in life became clear, you were meant to be a Mamou. you left your love of garage sales , crazy Halloween celebrations , gardening and family time ingrained in all of us. To be married 49 years to our dad, you showed me how marriage is a continuous work in progress and to never give up but to believe in love ,and I do mom. This last year has been challenging, yet you showed grace and dignity and a belief in faith, you tackled everything with such gracefulness ,I was in awe of you.
I miss you and will always miss you. You were an absolute wonderful Mamou to Alissa, Nicolas and Cloé, you followed Nick throughout his hockey tournaments everywhere we went. You provided Cloé with sweetalk and advice on being a teenager and were by my side during some of the hardest moments my life. You were comforted by Eric's promise to you that he would take care of your girl and grandchildren.Words will never be enough to describe how I love you. Rest in peace knowing we will take care of dad and the kids. You are my world and always have been . I love you with all my heart and always will.

Carmela Savoia

December 3, 2019

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort at this difficult time.
CS

Zandra Dallaire

December 3, 2019

Dear Gerry,I am beyond words and I am so so sorry for the loss of your wife, best friend, and the love of your life for 49 years, loving Mother to Josse, Melanie, and her three beautiful grandchild whom she loved all so unconditionally, I will always have the special moments we have all shared together over the years forever in my heart, she was such a loving, gentle, kindhearted soul and a very SPECIAL FRIEND whom I will miss dearly.
REST IN PEACE MY SWEET SWEET GINETTE ❤️❤️❤️
TILL WE MEET AGAIN

Gisele Desormeaux

December 3, 2019

Mon coeur est avec la famille. Le lien que vous avez tous et la perte d'une épouse, d'une mère, d'une grand-mère, d'une belle-mère Je souhaite mes condoléances à cette époque très triste.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY