At his residence, May 16, 2020, Mr. Elide Desjardins of Drummond passed away at the age of 96 years. He was married to the former Marie-Mai Picard. Born at Drummond in 1923, he was a son of the late Joseph S. and Marie-Anne (Lavoie) Desjardins.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his three children, Lise and Alain of Drummond as well as Jean (Mélanie) of Moncton, his three grandsons, Marc, Eric and Xavier, one sister, Yvette Ouellette (Félix) of Drummond, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law of the Picard family: Gilbert (late Murielle) of Rochester, New York, Father Patrice p.m.é. of Pont-Viau Laval, Quebec, Laurier (late France) of Saint-Pierre, Ile d'Orléans, Quebec, Réal (Marcelle) of Longueuil, Quebec, Alyre (Lucille) of Alma, Quebec, Huguette Cottreau (late George) of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Maurice (Jean) of Drummond, Lorraine Gagnon (Ronald) of Grand Falls and Gisèle Gagnon (Gilles) of Boucherville, Quebec as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Alcide (1966), Lina Beaulieu (1990), Jeanne J. Desjardins (2005), Père Urbain c.j.m. (1975), Adolphe (1986), Edgar (1970), Odette Beaulieu-Caissie (2001), Marthe Gagnon (2011), Philippe (1949), Sister Véronique Desjardins f.m.a. (2015) and Euclide (1981).
Elide was very active in his community, his parish and was a founder of the ''Coopérative Évangéline'' and the village of Drummond.
The family would like to thank the Extra-mural Program for the excellent service and support they received.
In memory of Elide, donations to the Extra-mural Program or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Due to the current pandemic situation, a private service will take place with his immediate family in attendance. Interment will be in the St-Michel Cemetery, Drummond.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at a later date.
Arrangements are by O'Regan's FUneral Home Ltd.