The family announces with sorrow his passing in Sudbury, on Friday, May 17th, 2013 at the age of 59 years. Beloved husband of Nicole (née Adam) Desmarais of Sudbury. Son of the late Jean-Paul and the late Irène (née Dupuis) Desmarais. Loving father of Josée Shewchuk (Robert) and Stéphane (Melissa) both of Sudbury. Dear brother of Ulysse, Arlette Dault (late René), Rolland (Louisette) and Lilianne Provencher (Pierre) all of Sudbury, Rollande Lavictoire (François) of Burlington and Fleurette Desmarais of Hamilton. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Samantha, Alexis, Olivia and Andrew Shewchuk. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th degree. The family will receive relatives and Friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St-Jean-de-Brébeuf Church, Sudbury. Donations (by cheque only) to the Lung Association or to the St-Jean-de-Brébeuf – Building Fund would be appreciated.