Eleanor Desjardine

Obituary of Eleanor Desjardine

DESJARDINE:  Peacefully, because the grass is all cut, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Friday, November 25, 2022, Eleanor (Stebbins) Desjardine, of Grand Bend, 3 days before her 94th birthday.  Beloved wife of the late Cecil Peter Desjardine (1999).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Larry and Margaret Desjardine of RR 1, Grand Bend, Sandra Dobson of Zurich, Marlene Brintnell and her partner Dan Hasson, Charlene and Rob Minken all of London, Glenda Pickering of Exeter, Kathy and Michael Thompson of St. Marys, Connie and Troy Palmer of London.  Cherished grandma of 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.  Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Emery (1979) and Lydia (Dietz) Stebbins (1991), sons-in-law Larry Dobson (1988), Richard Brintnell (1990), infant granddaughter Meghan Thompson (1985), sister Elva Walper (1984) and her husband Lloyd Walper (2012), sister-in-law Irene MacGregor (1980) and her husband Ross MacGregor (1989).  A Private Family Funeral Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend.  Eleanor loved being outdoors, her family and her farm.  She spent many hours tending to her gardens and won awards from the Grand Bend Horticultural Society for her garden extraordinaire.  If desired, memorial donations (payable directly) to Salt Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre, Mount Brydges or Jessica’s House Residential Hospice, Exeter would be appreciated by the family.