Leon Desjardins

Obituary of Leon Ivan John Joseph Desjardins

Leon (Leo) Ivan Desjardins

September 7, 1933 – August 4, 2023


It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of best friend and soulmate of Sharon for 61 years.


Father of Donnie (Tammy), Maggie, Patrick and predeceased by his son Leo Jr. (2022). Best Papa to Debbie (Tom), Joshua (Sam), Adam, Jeremy (Fawn) and Kevin. Great Papa to Ella, Emma, Georgia, Ainsley, Rosalee, Jody, Shelby and Cassandra. He will be missed dearly by his fur baby and best buddy Birdie. Leo was well known to the neighbourhood children as Papa Joe.


Leo had many passions but his two greatest passions were cooking and the tall ships.  Our family spent many hours a day at the lake picnicking and watching the boats. His favorite saying to all he met was “God loves you and so do I”.


Many thanks to Dr. Crummey, WLMH and Father Chris.


Cremation has taken place and as Leo has made known throughout his life a celebration will take place on August 26, 2023 at the Smithville Legion (Highway 20) from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.. He said he would be there with us.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Leon
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Tallman Funeral Homes - Vineland
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