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DESAUTELS, Joseph Edouard Leo

November 20, 1928 – St Boniface, Manitoba
November 12, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Joseph Edouard Leo Desautels M.D. born November 20, 1928 at St. Boniface Manitoba, died peacefully Sunday, November 12, 2017.

Leo had a long career as a physician, both as a General Practitioner and Radiologist, and was an early practitioner in Vascular Radiology. Leo is survived by his wife Lona, brother Marcel, and children; Mark (Deborah), Bruce, Robert, Paula (Heather), Tod, Dane (Rhonda), Timothy (Janet), Michael (Katerina), Shaun, Karen and James. Leo is also survived by sixteen grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Leo Desautels, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Richard and Maria Micyk and Family

    We want to express our deepest sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow .

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  2. Dane, Rhonda and family, we are thinking about you all at this time of loss. Our sincere sympathies are with you on the passing of your father.
    Scott and Sandi

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  3. To the Desautels Family – Please accept our condolences on Leo’s passing. We didn’t know him well, but we spent some engaging evenings of conversation with him and Lona. Eric joins me in sending our sympathy to all of you. Janice

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  4. To the Desautels family. I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Leo. I have many memories of spending so much time at your house as a kid and being very careful not to scratch the Model T in the garage, which he had fixed up so nice. He was always good to me, even though I was a little afraid of his loud voice (especially when he was mad at you Tim). My thoughts are with you all at this time.
    Geoff Matthews and Family

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  5. To Karen and family
    Your loss is painful, and it is very difficult to come through these times. Keep faith in God, and he shall pour his love and care on you. We are always there to support you.
    Love,
    Tamia Lawson and Pat Powell

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  6. To Mrs. Desautels and The Family of Dr.Desautels my heartfelt sympathy, at the passing of your Husband, Father, and Grandfather. It was my honor to work in Foothills Radiology, in the early days when Dr.Desautels arrived. He was a great teacher in his field and a pleasure to work with, at all times. Those were happier times. May God comfort and bless your Family. Annie MacKinnon.

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  7. With great sadness to hear about Dr Desautels passing. He was the doctor that delivered me and my sister at birth. And I later became friends with his son Todd in Calgary. All the best. Norm Banville

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  8. Tim,Tod and families our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
    Our sincerest condolences, Ken, Sandy,Evan,Luke and Curtis Huyghe

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  9. To the Desautels family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Wishing you comfort and peace in the days ahead.
    Sincere condolences,
    Beth Gordon

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  10. To the Desautels family,
    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father. May you feel him near in all of your treasured memories.
    Jamie

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  11. Dear Michael & Family,
    I did not have the pleasure of meeting your father, but knowing you, I have no doubt what a wonderful person he was. I know you will deeply cherish all of yours & your families thoughts & memories of him for all the days to come.
    Live long and prosper.

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  12. Lea Russell Trowse

    Dear Paula and Desautels Family,
    I am so saddened to hear of Dr. Desautels’ passing. I remember first meeting him when Paula and I were in school together at St. Boniface, then years later, frequently chatting with him when I worked at Foothills Hospital.
    Paula, please accept my sincere condolences.
    Lea Russell, Halifax/Kelowna

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  13. Lona & Family,
    My sincere condolences to you all on the loss of Leo. Tho’ we didn’t see much of you but knew were our neighbors. I recall Leo coming to my door and saying – just what I’m saying to you. Am sorry this is so late but being that I just found out today, thought. had best get on the ball .

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  14. Very sad to hear about Dr. Desautels passing. My sincere condolences to the family. My daughter (Sathvika) and I cherish our last experience of visiting him a couple years ago. I received great support from Dr. Desautels in my doctoral research. I will always remember him for his generosity and kindness that he showed towards me and other students that he guided during his long association as an Adjunct Professor with the Electrical Engineering department at the University of Calgary.

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  15. P Davis Elliott MD

    Away, so just learned of Leo’s passing. Our condolences to Lona, their children,
    spouses and so many grandkids. When I as the junior radiologist joined the practice, Leo and I shared an office in the Foothills Medical Center. I soon got to know his quiet sense of humour and dedication to the practice of Radiology which he held till he retired. He always talked so well of his children and regaled in all their successes. It was a honour to know him as a Dad, Radiologist and Partner.

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  16. May your husband and mate, Joseph, rest with the joy and peace of our Father Almighty.

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