George (Pépé) Deschamps

DESCHAMPS, George (Pépé)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our father, George Deschamps, at his home on July 1st, 2021 at the age of 77. He was predeceased by his parents George and Anna Deschamps of Blind River. Survived by his loving wife Brenda whom he absolutely loved and cherished. Loving father to Yvon (Charlene) of Timmins, Andre (Lisa) of Vancouver, Daniel (Nicolle) of Port McNicoll and loving daughter Joëlle of Espanola. Proud grandfather (pépère/pépé) to Reece, Reagan, Ryan, Saila, Chantal, Jake, Rylee and Riley (woof). George also leaves behind his brother Marcel (Hugette) of Sturgeon Falls. Predeceased by his siblings: Gérald (Darquise), Laurent (Rita), and Liliane (Bud). Our father had many dear friends. Paul Ménard and Gérard Pezet were not only his childhood friends but also his travel buddies up until recently; longtime friend and neighbour Sally Horton (Popcorn). Our dad enjoyed the outdoors and playing sports. We will always remember our great camping adventures and cross country trips in the motorhome. Dad also loved hunting with his friends and family. Thanks to him we have generations of hunters to come! Our father had fond memories of the years he worked at E.B. Eddy in Nairn as a scaler and a foreman and the long lasting friendships that he made there. After his retirement from the sawmill, he put his energy and dedication into becoming a successful and well respected realtor in the Blind River area. He also enjoyed spending his days cutting grass at Batman’s surrounded by his family and campground friends. Travel was always one of his passions. Brenda and George were able to enjoy many trips together. Whether it was to visit family, sunny destinations or casinos, he always had a great time!

As our father’s health began to deteriorate, he was blessed to always be surrounded and supported by a close family friend, Albert (Johnny Buck) Bashaw and Brenda. You both took such great care of our father. No words can describe how much that meant to all of us. Our father had great respect for our healthcare system and for those who work in it. We would like to thank everyone that helped make our dad as comfortable as possible over the past few months: Health Sciences North, North Shore Health Network, North East LHIN and to all the medical professionals who cared for him.

As we say goodbye to our father, we would like to express how grateful and blessed we truly were to have him in our lives. The three things he loved and cherished the most were: his children, Brenda and his friends.

Dad, you will be missed, but never ever forgotten. We love you! Go Jays Go!

Condolences left by others

Flora & Al Keene

We are very sorry to hear of George’s death. Our time at Nairn Centre & many golf games brings back fond memories. Our prayers go out to the family at this time of sorrow.
Flora & Al

Joanne et Claude Lajeunesse

Offering our sincere condolences to Brenda, family and friends.
Beautiful obituary!

Marie-Louise Menard- Kelday

Sincere condolences!

Corrie-Ann Brown

I have so many fond memories of camping with you and your family at Sand Bay. Rest In Peace Mr. D.

Jean & Claudette Gauvin

Your father was such a wonderful friend and we were lucky to have known him. Our heartfelt condolences to the family and we are keeping you in our prayers.

Jennifer (Brown) Faraone

Mr D., you will be missed! From a very young age, you soon became an endearing friend of the family. I have many memories hanging out in your house while playing with Joelle and let’s not forget all the wonderful memories from “snob hill” at Sand Bay camp! And many years later, you came into my life again to help us find a family cottage. Thanks to you, we have established many fond memories over the past ten years at Bay Estates! Sending big hugs to all of you ❤️❤️

Michelle Menard

Dear Yvon, Andre, Daniel & Joelle,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Your dad was a wonderful person and I have many fond memories of him. He will never be forgotten and will always be in our hearts.

Joan Seidel

My deepest condolences to the Deschamps family.


Dear Brenda,
Words can’t express how saddened I am to hear of your loss;
may the memory of George bring you comfort and peace . My thoughts are with you and your family. Although our time together was short, I will cherish those fond memories that I have.

"While we mourn the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil."

Thinking of you during this time of sadness,

colette ferland

my sincere condolence to Brenda and Deschamps family

Denice Ross Miron

Sincere condolences to the family. George was a good childhood friend of my brother, Mitchell Ross. My brother passed away 3 years ago and George came to his funeral in Espanola. He had many kind and funny memories to share with us. His presence was so greatly appreciated at that time. Prayers and thoughts of such a kind and caring person as George are sent to all of you.

Paul and Pauline Belec

We got to meet George at Batman’s. A friendship began at the first meeting and it grew a little with every visit.
You left your prints on our hearts my friend . Will miss but never forget you. ❤️
Hope you’re enjoying a ryepress in Heaven.

Claude and Lisa Thibeault

We are so sorry for the loss of your dad . Your words about him show great times and wonderful memories and I hope those words keep your hearts full and give you never ending smiles when you think of him 💕

Stacey Gillis

My thoughts are with you all.

Janet McDonnell

Always enjoyed dealing with you George. Always had a kind word for all. Your joyous heart will be missed. Janet McDonnell