Julliette Desmarais
Julliette Desmarais
Julliette Desmarais

Obituary of Julliette Desmarais

Julliette Jeanette Desmarais

June 30, 1941 – September 23, 2019


It is with great sadness that the family of Julliette Jeanette Desmarais (memere) announce her passing at the age of 78 years on September 23, 2019 at the Good Shepherd Villa in Prince Albert, SK with Laurence by her side. 


Julliette was born on June 30, 1941 in Paradise Hill, SK to Eli and Henriette Colliou.  She grew up on a farm in Butte St. Pierre, SK with her mother and eight brothers and sisters.  Her father passed away when Julliette was five years old. 


Julliette met and married Laurence Desmarais on September 4, 1961.  They raised their own four children and adopted five children.  Julliette was a foster mother to more than 34 children.  She was a loving, selfless mother and grandmother (memere). 


She worked as a day care provider and a camp cook throughout her life.  She loved to craft, entertain and share her baking and pickles with family and neighbors.  No one ever left empty handed from her home. Julliette enjoyed living in the country and working in her garden.   


Julliette is lovingly remembered by her husband Laurence Desmarais; children:  Darwin (Kathy) Desmarais, Kim (Heidi) Desmarais, Shannon (Brent) Miller, Richard (Barb) Desmarais, Dwayne Desmarais, Teena (Orin) Nelson, Quinton Desmarais, Paul Desmarais; grandchildren: Andrew Miller, Kaitlyn Hancheryk, Shea Anne Desmarais, Avery Desmarais, Paige and Gabriel Nelson and Shania Desmarais.


Julliette is predeceased by her daughter Roxanne Desmarais (February 20, 2017); siblings Edmond Colliou, Elenore Herman, John Colliou, Jeanine Marchadour, Roland Colliou, Leona Colliou, Leopold Colliou and Edgar Colliou. 


Prayer Service will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  A Memorial Mass will be held on September 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Both to be held at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Albertville, SK.  Interment will be at St. James Roman Catholic Cemetery.


In memory of Julliette, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, 1405 Faulkner Crescent, Saskatoon, SK S7L 3R5. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.grays.ca.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray's Funeral Chapel, (306) 922-4729.


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