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11 Lake Street
Box 56
Killaloe, ON K0J 2A0
Phone: 613-757-2555
Fax: 613-628-1947
Donna DesRoches

Donna Ruth DesRoches (McLachlan)

August 17, 1936 - December 31, 2018
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DESROCHES, Donna (Dawn) - Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Pembroke Regional Hospital on December 31, 2018 at the age of 82 years. Mother of Lynda (Ed) Maschin, Michael (Maria) DesRoches, Stuart (Bonnie) DesRoches, Laurie (Gerry) Hercun, and Diane (Randy) Baker. Dear Grandmother of ten and Great Grandmother of thirteen. Donna was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Ruth McLachlan from Montreal, QC. She is survived by a brother, Robert (Louise) McLachlan also from Montreal. Donna was previously married to Ulric DesRoches and moved numerous times across Canada with the Cdn Forces.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 1000-1130 followed by a service to commence at 1130 at Zohr Funeral Home, 194 Jane Street, Eganville on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Reception to follow at St. John's Anglican Church, Eganville. Interment in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CHEO; University of Ottawa Heart Institute or the Eganville District Seniors. Condolences can be made at
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  • Visitation

    January 5, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:30am
    January 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
    Zohr Family Funeral Home - Eganville
    194 Jane Street
    Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
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  • Service

    January 5, 2019 | 11:30am
    January 5, 2019 11:30am
    Zohr Family Funeral Home - Eganville
    194 Jane Street
    Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
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    Rev. Susan Clifford
  • Interment

    May 1, 2019 |
    May 1, 2019
    St. John's Anglican Cemetery
    Raglan Street
    Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
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  • Reception

    January 5, 2019 |
    January 5, 2019
    St. John's Anglican Church
    109 Victoria Street
    Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
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Joni Fraser (nee Perkins)

Posted at 02:00pm
My heart goes out to the entire extended DesRoches family at this time. So sorry to hear of the loss of your precious and beloved Mom, Sister, Grandma, Auntie, Great-Grandma, Cousin, Friend - and more. Donna had such a large and loving family, and she meant so much to so many people. She was the first of 5 grandchildren born to our grandparents Bertha and Levi Perkins, the first child born to Aunt Ruth and Uncle Tom McLachlan, niece to Aunt Doris and Uncle Bob Clark, my parents Bob and Mary Perkins, and was very much loved by all those who preceeded her, as well as all of us still on Earth. My sincerest condolences.
Joni Fraser (nee Perkins)

Melanie DesRoches

Posted at 01:37pm
I was blessed to have Donna as my mother-in-law and friend for 23 years. She always made me laugh with her dry wit and insight into human nature. We shared a love of art and beautiful things, and we always went to galleries and museums whenever she visited. I especially remember her brilliant blue eyes and quick smile. Or the incredible fact that she could recite by heart. the exact address of every place she lived (and there were a lot). Always a wonderful and caring grandmother to Jeremy and Andrew, she never forgot a birthday or special occasion. I treasure my memories of our time together and extend sincere condolences to her family.

Sue Perkins

Posted at 08:05pm
I am so very sorry for the untimely loss of your mother Lynda, Mike, Stu, Laurie and DeeDee, your big sister Bob and my wonderfully unique older cousin Donna (Dawn). So many memories to recall and I hope over time these memories will help to ease the grief that we are all feeling today. Rest in Peace Donna. You looked after all of us over the years, now it is your turn to let the good Lord look after you. Much Love always, Sue

Karen Heinzel

Posted at 02:24pm
Our deepest sympathies to Donna’s family.
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Greg McLachlan

Posted at 09:45pm
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the DesRoches family members. Donna was the only Aunt I ever had, and she was flamboyant, eclectic and super creative with her fashion wear. She is definitely the first fashionista, I met at a very young age. She was colorful and was always positive around me. I remember when I young, I must have must have about 10 or so, and I was staying with her and Ricky for a week or so while my parents were away. She made me the best grilled cheese sandwich EVER! I asked her what did you put in the sandwich as it tastes slightly different, but super tasty! She told me it's just a little mayonnaise that I add, and from that moment on, her secret ingredient has stuck with me to this day! I always add a little mayo to my grilled cheese and I still love it! Aunt Donna I will miss you! Love Gregory, Elizabeth and Valentina.

I've attached a nice picture of Donna (with Airlie Wood and Susan Perkins when she was at her baby brothers 40th wedding anniversary in June 2009)

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