Edmond Duquette

Edmond (Ed) Victor Duquette, a resident of Sombra, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph Hospice in Sarnia, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the age of 73. He was the son of the late Alcide and Dorothy Duquette, and beloved husband of Carol (Stratton) Duquette. Brother of Clarence (Helen), Don (Maureen), and Maurice (Bonnie) Duquette and Dianne DeKort. Brother-in-law of Nancy Duquette, Ronald (June), William (Anne), Garnet (Bev), and Glen Stratton, Muriel (Charles) Johnston, Linda Benoit, Judith (Doug) Saunders and Katherine Peeters. Ed was also an uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Robert and Richard Duquette, brothers-in-law Pete DeKort, Victor Stratton, and Larry Benoit, sisters-in-law Shirley Pouget, Sharon Branton, Joan Wagenaar and Eleanor Stratton.

Ed was a plumber pipe-fitter, and after working out of Local 663 in Sarnia for many years, he opened his own business “Ed’s Plumbing and Heating” and then TSMechanical, retiring in 2011.

He lived a full life, he was a sports enthusiast, an avid golfer, baseball fan and player, and once his dad taught him how to play bridge, he enjoyed many games at the Wallaceburg Legion and the Kent Club in Chatham.

He was a Past Master of the St. Clair Lodge #425 in Sombra, and he was also a volunteer firefighter.

His family is most grateful for the compassionate care he received during his illness from Dr. Shih in Petrolia and the St. Joseph Hospice in Sarnia.

All are welcome to gather from 10-11 am Saturday May 26, 2018 at Sacred Heart Church, Port Lambton, followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 am. Burial to follow mass at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be left with Life Transitions to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Heavens Wildlife Rescue or the charity of your choice. Online condolences are welcome at www.lifetransitions.ca

12 Comments on “Edmond Duquette”

  1. Spent many enjoyable hours playing bridge with Ed during the Winter and even a few games of golf during the summer.Under very difficult circumstances he was able to maintain a positive attitude and was a pleasure to spend time with him.
    He will be sadly missed.

  2. We’re so sad to lose our brother Ed. He was a real “stand up” kind of guy. He lived his life with integrity, hard work, honesty and generosity.
    Whenever Don was in Sarnia they would meet for lunch and Ed would always pay…and tease Don about being cheap. He had a good sense of humour and liked to tease. So sorry to lose you. Don and Maureen

  3. Don and I are so sorry to hear about Ed passing away. He was a special person and he will be missed very much by alot of people.
    May he Rest in Peace

  4. Ed was my partner in TS Mechanical for many years and you could not wish to meet a more honest man, which is a rarity in the construction business. Whatever Ed was thinking that is what came out of his mouth and it was his straight forward approach that endeared him to many of our clients. Ed would give you the shirt off his back unless you ticked him off, then he would take the shirt back and probably more. A wonderful man, RIP.

  5. Dear Carol, my sincere condolences to you on your loss of your beloved Ed. Unfortunately I am unable to attend on Saturday but please know you will be in my thoughts that day. Hugs

  6. Dear Carol and Duquette family, Remembering Ed from our last two years of high school when we were in the same class. You two were good neighbours for the short time you lived near us and whenever we met he was the same good guy he always was. May he rest in peace.

  7. Perfect Peace now surrounds you Uncle Ed. I remember many good times with you, filled with great laughter at Stratton Family Reunions. Aunt Carol, we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. We are sorry we cannot be with you on Saturday. We will be in touch to arrange a visit with you in the coming weeks.

    Joe (and Val)

  8. We will miss you Ed. Even in the rough times you still made us feel welcome and a special part of the family.
    Thank you for being there for our children as well.
    Carol our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

    Bev Garnet and family

  9. Carol I’m so sorry to hear this. Ed was a great friend of my dad for many, many years. They were very similar in nature, honest and straight forward, also they both had a great sense of humour. There was always some teasing and joking when they were together, and much laughter. After mom passed, Ed’s visits always cheered dad up immensely, and even when Ed was having his own health problems, he still managed to see dad often. I couldn’t be more thankful for Ed’s friendship to dad. So on behalf of myself and my family, please accept our sincerest condolences. Ed will be truly missed.
    Again, our deepest sympathies to you and all of Ed’s family and friends.
    Cathy Wolfe (Gord’s daughter)

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