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June 17, 1953 - January 20, 2023


On January 20, 2023, Mr. Emile Desaulniers of St. Paul passed away at the age of 69 years. He is survived by his son, Philip; daughters, Colette & Heidi; brother, Paul (Patricia); sisters, Aline (Carl) Whitehead & Carmen (Eric) DeSchipper; numerous nieces & nephews. Emile was predeceased by his wife, Karen; parents, Raymond & Rita. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 11 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Cathedral, St. Paul with Reverend Father Marvin Tanquerido officiating. Those wishing to view the service online may do so by Livestream by clicking the Live Service tab above. A recording of the service will also be made available. A Celebration of Life for Emile & Karen to follow at the St. Paul Seniors Centre, St. Paul. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice c/o 5626-51 Street, St. Paul, Alberta T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677




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From: Germaine Joly Biblow
Relation: Friend

Deepest sympathies to the Desaulnier family. I have great memories of Emile & Karen when they started dating. My heart goes out to you all.

From: Diane Chretien
Relation: Friend

Our deepest sympathy to the Desaulniers. I was so saddened to hear of his sudden passing. Condolences to all 🙏

From: Maurice & Joji Brosseau
Relation: First cousin

Our deepest condolences to the family.

From: Pamela Joly
Relation: Friend

My deepest sympathy to Phillip, Colette, Heidi and family. May all the wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.

From: Cheryl Carrier
Relation: Friend and coworker to Karen.

My deepest sympathies for your family. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Merry

From: Ed and Dellis Foisy
Relation: Cousin

Our love and condolences to the entire family. May all your special memories of Emile ease your sorrow. He will be missed by many. We appreciate the online service as we are unable to attend the service.

From: Bill and Shirley Garnier
Relation: Friends

Condolences to Philip, Colette and Heidi. Losing both parents in such a short time is hard for sure. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May Emile Rest in Peace. 🙏🙏

From: David Garnett-Bennett
Relation: Co-worker

RIP my friend. Condolences to his entire family. I knew Emile from his time working at E-Can. He was a great guy, sense of humor, many a great conversation about everything while cleaning tanks and hauling fluid in the patch.

From: Shelly Amos
Relation: Next store neghbour

I still look for you while shovelling or going out my back yard. My sincere condolences to Emile’s family. 🌻🙏🏼🌻

From: Leonard & Dee Joly
Relation: Neighbor and friend

We are saddened to hear of Emile’s passing. Our sincere condolences and prayers to the family

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Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
February 11, 2023
Beginning at 11:00am

St. Paul Cathedral
4613 50 Ave
St. Paul, AB Canada T0A 3A3

4613 50 Ave
St. Paul, AB Canada T0A 3A3

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If desired, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice c/o 5626-51 Street, St. Paul, Alberta T0A 3A1.

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