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Armand Romeo Claude Desrochers
March 12, 1931 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Armand Romeo Claude DesRochers, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on February 8, 2024, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at the age of 92. He was born on March 12, 1931, in Montreal, Quebec, and leaves behind a legacy of love, strength, and unwavering dedication to his family.
Claude is survived by his devoted wife of 70 years, Elizabeth DesRochers, who stood by his side through thick and thin, sharing a lifetime of love, laughter, and cherished memories. He is also survived by his loving sister, Connie Closs, his daughters Michelle Saunders and Cindy Ettinger, his son Claude Gilles DesRochers, and their respective spouses, Paul Saunders, Ab Ettinger, and Jackie Ruggles. Claude's grandchildren, Paul (Margo) Saunders, Laura (Donni) Leslie, Scott (Krista) DesRochers, Stephanie Ettinger, Rachel Ettinger, and Shawn Ettinger, as well as his great-grandchildren, Chase Leslie, Abigail Leslie, Veda Saunders, Eddie Saunders, Macy Fuchigami, Emilie Lacroix, Isabelle Ettinger, and Gabriel Ettinger, will forever cherish his memory.
Claude dedicated 30 years of his life to serving in the Air Force, demonstrating unwavering commitment and bravery in defending his country. His passion for golf and his love for watching baseball brought him immense joy, and he shared these passions with his family, creating countless cherished moments together. Claude's remarkable mechanical skills were admired by all who knew him, as he could fix just about anything with his expert touch and resourcefulness.
A service to honor Claude's life will be held at St. Clements Church, 16 Gaston Road, Dartmouth, at 11:00 am on Friday, February 16, 2024, followed by a reception to celebrate his life and the impact he had on all who knew him.
Claude's presence will be deeply missed, but his spirit will live on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him. His kindness, strength, and unwavering love for his family will forever be remembered and cherished. May he rest in peace, knowing that he was deeply loved and will never be forgotten.
The family would like to extend a Special thanks to the caring staff at Camp Hill Veterans Hospital.