It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of a loving husband, father and grandfather on May 20, 2014 at 82 years. Loving husband and best friend to Pat (nee Hewitt), with whom he recently celebrated 50 wonderful years of marriage. Loving father to Michelle and (Marc) Cooper. Adored grandfather to Jocelyn and Jake. Dear son to the late Donat and Bertha Desjardins. Beloved brother to Clifford and (Doreen) Desjardins, Henry and (late Carol) Desjardins, Raymond and (Dianne) Desjardins, Cecile and (late Ken) Bilton and the late Blaise and (late Myrna) Desjardins, late Lawrence husband to (Bernadette) Desjardins, late Fille wife to (Bob) Myers. Beloved brother-in-law to George and (Gail) Hewitt. Loved Godfather to Vicki Manion. Louis will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends. Louis was the former proprietor of Ashton’s Dairy Bar and Variety, which was originally located on Dougall Road Windsor and relocated to Malden Road LaSalle. If you so desire, memorial donations to the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday 3-5, 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Louis’s life will take place on Saturday 10:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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