Adelene Desjardin 1917 — 2019

Adelene Desjardin

It is with great sadness that the family of Adelene Desjardin announces her passing on Sunday, December 22, 2019, at the age of 102.  Adelene was born in Hanna, Alberta on May 24, 1917, to parents Alexander and Maude Furgason.  Adelene’s siblings were:  Maisie , Hattie, Ruth, Mabel, Alvin, Albert and Gail.  Eventually they moved to British Columbia and settled in Falkland. In 1931, Adelene reigned as the first May Queen of the Falkland Stampede.  She was only 14 years old at the time.  Falkland, is where Adelene met the love of her life, Bill Desjardin and they were married in 1936.  They then moved to Kamloops where they had their three daughters, Karen, Darlene, and Merle.  Adelene also leaves behind 7 grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.  Adelene volunteered her time with different places.  One of them was at the Ladies Auxiliary Thrift Shop downtown. Thursdays, she would be at Safeway helping customers with their shopping. Adelene loved calling the squares at the square dances, while the Old Time Fiddlers played. On Wednesday nights Adelene helped with Bingo at Thrupp Manor, and she helped out with The Cattle Drive in Kamloops. A Funeral Service in memory of Adelene will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at 1:00 pm,  in the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive. Reception to follow.

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3 Tributes

  1. Linda & Lee Bremner
    Posted January 3, 2020 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Sincere condolences to Adelene’s family in your loss! We will miss her Birthday lunches and our visits with her on Jammer days at RiverBend. She loved the music and we all loved her.

  2. Denise Newman
    Posted January 7, 2020 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten. Adelene was truly my Mom’s best friend!

  3. Kevin
    Posted January 10, 2020 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    We will always think of you with love gramma! you were and will ALWAYS be ONE OF A KIND.
    Kevin,Karen & Cyruss

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