Charles Wendell Desjarlais

August 07, 1954 - June 11, 2022


Obituary For Charles Wendell Desjarlais

Charles Desjarlais, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital at the age of 67 years.

Charles was born in Viking, AB, on August 7, 1954. He was raised in Pouce Coupe, BC, and Dawson Creek, BC. He worked for Grimshaw Trucking for 32 years.

He was very independent and would not ask for help. He had a great sense of humor. He loved children and they loved him.

Charles enjoyed playing guitar, and working on his skrol saw making many pictures. Anyone who visited was gifted a picture. He also enjoyed fishing and camping.

Charles will be sadly missed by his wife Olivia; mother Mary; sisters: Mae, Linda, Judy and Cindy; sons Bruce and David; stepdaughter Trena Antoine; grandchildren: Branden (Hannah), Andrew (Jessica), Breanna, Paige, Kaitlynn, Phoenix, and Noah; as well as great-grandchild Ryleigh.

He was predeceased by his father Walter, and sisters Sharon and Debbie.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the first responders and Dr. Martin for taking such good care of Charles.

A Viewing will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022, at 7:00pm, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.).

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 11:00am, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grande Prairie (10404 102 St.). Interment at the Grande Prairie Cemetery to follow (84th Ave and 112th St).

Memorial Donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (17321 108 Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB, T5S 1G2).

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  • 06/18/2022

    Dear Olivia and family, our condolences to all of you. God bless you and comfort you. Paul and Myrna Lemay

  • 06/17/2022

    Sorry to hear about Charles, knew Charles through Grimshaw Trucking delivering to the Golden Inn, would always joke around together, our condolences to your family Bill Wong (Chef)

  • 06/16/2022

    Dear Olivia, Trena and Kaitlynn Sending hugs and sympathy. May all the precious memories give you peace and comfort. Love, Ted and Iris

  • 06/15/2022

    I didn't get to know Charles very well. I only started working with Grimshaw about a month and a half ago. But he was always friendly to me when I'd greet him first thing in the morning. He even talked me onto buying a dozen doughnuts for the crew one morning.. I thought at the time it was a type anitiation, lol 😆 I knew he appreciated it, when I let him pick the first one out of the box. Deepest Condolences to his Wife and family from me and my family..I wish I could have gotten to know him better.. Edwin Krahn..

  • 06/15/2022

    Trena & family, Sending hugs to all of you... please know you are all in our thoughts & prayers. May your memories and the love you shared give you peace & comfort. Love you, Hans & Dawnella XOXO

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