George Duchesne

January 8, 2020 2 Condolences Print Obituary

February 2, 1935 - January 6, 2020

George Edmond Duchesne was born on February 2, 1935 in Tangent, Alberta to Albert & Blanche Duchesne and had 10 siblings – Donald, Lucette, Elaine, Raymond, Collette, Armand, Hector, Danny, Donat & Denise.

Donat & Denise are his only surviving siblings.

As a young man George worked in Camrose where he met and married Vivian Finnestad.  Together they had three children – Ed (Marlene), Elaine, Nicole (Rocky).  He has four amazing grandchildren whom he was very proud of.

He worked from a very young age at a variety of jobs – George is most known for all his years in the radiator repair business.

Fondly known as Papa – his love for gold panning was the top of his list every summer.  He also loved long walks, camping, candy, company & conversations of the past – which included his many bear stories.  He also loved to read, especially stories of the North where he spent a few years in Fort Simpson with his young family.  He also loved the quality time at Buffalo Lake with cherished friends of many years.

George loved watching some TV – The History and National Geographic channels were his favorites along with the show Goldrush – but also loved The Big Bang Theory – but mostly just to watch Penny!

Anyone who knew him well knows he was a man of great integrity – despite his colorful language at times – a true Frenchman at heart!

He leaves a huge hole in our hearts.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 11 at 1:00pm at Grace Christian Fellowship, 10162 – 152 Street, Edmonton.

  1. Sincere condolences to all of George’s family. I have only recently come into contact with some of you, and can tell you are a group with HEART. George sounds like an incredibly fun guy. You will miss him. And he will always be with you. Cherish these great memories and hold onto the smiles they bring. <3
    All my best!
    Caroline Young

  2. Sorry for your loss
    May memories bring comfort

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