Archie J Desmoulin

Died: Thu., Apr. 18, 2019


1:00 PM Mon., Apr. 22, 2019
Location: St. Ignatius Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Apr. 24, 2019
Location: Holy Cross Mission

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In Loving Memory Of
Archie Joseph Desmoulin
aka Archie Bunker
Aged 72 years

Passed away at the Mindemoya Hospital surrounded by his family and friends on Thursday, April 18, 2019.
He was Born on April 28, 1946.

Archie was an employee with Unimin Canada Ltd working in the silica mine on Badgeley Island, Killarney, Ontario for 42 years which he retired from in the fall of 2011.  He was a person who loved being out on the water on one of his many boats.  He would be on his boat as soon as the ice was gone in the spring and until winter came.  
He was very proud of his camp he built on his own little island where he spent many summers.

Archie was known for his laughter, telling jokes
(even if he told them backwards), his great sense of humour and his dedication to his family and friends. He was a jack of all trades and could macguyver just about anything. You could depend on Archie, well not really because he was always on Indian Time.

As a resident of the Wikwemikong Nursing Home he enjoyed joking around with the staff and was very grateful for the care he received. There was never a dull moment with Archie and there are so many memories and stories to tell.

He is survived by his children
Patricia Jacko (Barclay) and Joseph “JC” Pangowish
Grandchildren Maisie and William
Parents Peter and Madeline Desmoulin (both predeceased)
Siblings Charlotte Desmoulin, Jeanette Eshkawkogan
( Ivan predeceased) and Leona, Jerome, Millie
and Lillian (all predeceased).
He had many nephews, nieces, extended family, numerous godchildren and friends.
He will be greatly missed by his dog Bonkers.

1pm Monday April 22, 2019
at St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah
Funeral Mass
11:00 am at Holy Cross, Wikwemikong
at Wikwemikong Upper Cemetery

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Doug McCarthy
   Posted Sat April 20, 2019
Dear Jeanette & Jane,
So sorry to hear of Archie's passing . He was always so good and kind to me. I will offer a mass for him and keep you all in my prayers. Please pass on my sympathy to the rest of the family. Yours, Doug McCarthy

Ann Roque
   Posted Sun April 21, 2019
So sad to hear that one of my best wiky friends has left us, Archie was a kind gentle man, he has left us way to soon. I know heaven must be beautiful right now, because it has you in it Archie..Always in my thoughts and prayers. your Killarney friend,, ANN

   Posted Mon April 22, 2019
Condolences to Archie's Family & Friends . He will be missed by so many . When ever I saw him he always had that great smile & always a story to tell me And always teased me about something . I will miss him All my love to his family . God take good care of him

Kathy Solomon and Peter Proulx
   Posted Tue April 23, 2019
It was a sad day here in Killarney when we heard the news of our friend Archie passing. We will miss his smile and laughtet. Peter will miss the crazy phone calls filled with laughter and jokes. You where always in a great mood everytime i saw you. We will miss you our friend. Love Kathy and Peter Proulx

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