DESCHAMPS – Oliver E. Deschamps, beloved husband of Vivian Deschamps, passed away in Brooks on April 14th, 2000 at the age of 84 years.
Born in Lac Pelletier, Saskatchewan on October 4th, 1915 he received his schooling there and went on to work on the Burns 76 Ranch in southwestern Saskatchewan. Oliver worked there until the late 1930’s when he moved to Alberta working on various Burns Ranches before settling as foreman on the Circle Ranch in Patricia from 1941 – 1950 Oliver and Vivian were married in 1943 and have resided in the Patricia area until Oliver’s failing health resulted in a move to the Brooks Health Centre in 1998 He loved his family, children, people, cattle, hunting and fishing. Oliver will be remembered for his honesty and his straight forward personality.
He was predeceased by 10 siblings. Oliver is also survived by his loving children Shelia Conners and her husband Allan of Patricia, Vicky Cairney and her husband Bob of Calgary, Bob of Patricia, Brent and his wife Shauna of Patricia and Brad and his wife Kelly of Patricia; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren, brother Rene (Doris); sister Bertha Kabeary all of Calgary and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 19th from Smith Memorial Chapel; Rev. Bryan Frank officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be Albert Irwin, John Sears, Dempster Havens, John Ostafichuk, Kenny Olson, John Fryberger, Doug Hendrickson, Don Owen, Alf Tobler, Ike Sunstrum, Lee Beasley and Bill Highet.
Family inurnment to follow at Brooks Cemetery. In memory of Oliver, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Brooks and District Health Foundation – Long Term Care, Bag 300, Brooks, AB. T1R 1B4. Cremation and arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Horne. Telephone 3624636..