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Paul Gerard “Oilkan” Desourdie

DESOURDIE, Paul Gerard “Oilkan” - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Paul Desourdie on Thursday, January 17th, 2019, at the age of 76 in Health Sciences North’s ICU in Sudbury after a prolonged hospital stay. He is survived by his wife Jane, sons Ron (Shirley) of Brantford, Todd of Toronto and Craig of North Bay. He was the proud grandfather of Courtney Perrin (Joe) and Joe and Katie Desourdie of Brantford. Brother-in-law of Nina Feeney (Joe) of Mississauga and Bill Peer (Greg) of Vancouver. Also survived by niece Tasha Feeney and nephew Justin Feeney and many cousins. He has had the good fortune of some great friends in his life also. Paul was born in Barrie and worked for Texaco (later Imperial Oil) his entire working career. He was a member of the Nipissing Masonic Lodge #420 and a proud Shrine Klown known as “Oilkan” for many years while he was able. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held in the Martyn Funeral Home on Wednesday evening at 7:00 P.M . Visitation will be held in the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday from 7:00-9:00 P.M., and on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 from 11:00am until time for a Funeral Service in the Martyn Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 P.M. Cremation will follow the Funeral. Heartfelt thanks to our extraordinary doctor – Richard Trenker for his care and support. Also thanks to the great staff at HSN and Dr. Sami Al Nasser who worked very hard to achieve success in Paul’s outcome. If desired, donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children and the North Bay Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at 13322458
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Posted by Maureen Carriere (friend) On Friday, January 25, 2019
Jane: My heart goes out to you and your family.

Paul was such a lovely person. Years have passed since I last saw him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Maureen (Fitzgerald) Carriere

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Posted by Lint and Jean Welin (Friend) On Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Very sorry for your loss. Lint was a fellow Shriner and Clown. His Clown name was Huggy Bear. I am sure Paul and Lint will continue with their "clowning" around to keep all entertained.

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