Mildred Desjardine

Obituary of Mildred Desjardine

Mildred “Millie” Desjardine was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta on May 18, 1937, to Rudolf and Lydia Jesske. She started life on a farm northeast of Richmound, Saskatchewan and then later in her childhood moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta.  


Millie taught school in Alberta, Indiana and Ontario before settling on a small farm near Grand Bend with her beloved husband Morley in 1971. She loved her family and friends and brought laughter into their lives. She was an exceptional host to their guests and held a deep faith in Jesus.  She suffered a stroke in 2021 and spent the last two years of her life at AgeCare in Parkhill.  She passed away on April 4, 2024 in her 87th year.


Mildred leaves to cherish her memory, her two sons: Richard Desjardine (Kathryn), Ken Desjardine (Aimee), and five grandchildren: Evan (Kayla), Marissa, Samara, Toben and Ali.  Millie is also survived by her sisters-in-law Evelyn Krueger, Emma Jesske, Arlene Jesske and brothers-in-law Stan Desjardine (Patricia) and Fred Desjardine (Marlene). Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.


Millie was predeceased by her loving husband Morley (2020), parents Rudolf and Lydia Jesske; in-laws Howard and Wilma Desjardine; sisters Ida Pudwell, Edna Burkart and Elma Herrmann; brothers Adolf Jesske, Henry Jesske, Albert Jesske, Reinhold Jesske, Edwin Jesske, Emil Jesske, Harvey Jesske and Raymond Jesske; brothers-in-law Louis Hoffmann, Albert Burkart, Dan Pudwell, Albert Herrmann, Arthur Krueger; sisters-in-law Elma Jesske, Martha Jesske and Ruth Jesske.


Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation on Tuesday April 9, 2024 from 6 - 8pm.   The Celebration of Life will be held at the New Life Community Church, 4 Gill Rd, Grand Bend, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 2pm with visitation from 1 to 2pm.  Pastor Frank Struth Officiant.  Interment Grand Bend Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (payable directly) to the New Life Community Church, Grand Bend would be appreciated by the family.   


For those unable to attend the Celebration of Life tomorrow a Zoom has been set up, click on link below to join the Zoom.


Topic: Millie Desjardine Celebration of Life service 
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