It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the peaceful passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Jonathan Desveaux, age 73, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Sept. 19, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on July 19, 1942 in Cheticamp, Johnny was the son of the late Willie and Adele Desveaux.
Johnny is survived by his loving wife, Anne Marie (Sampson); sons, Darrell (Wendy), Grand Prairie, Alberta, Todd and Scott, both from Sydney; grandchildren, Chelsea Michele, Morgan-Leigh and Chelsea Donna; sisters, Josephine Para, Estelle (Brent) Stevens, both from Sydney, Rachelle (Gerald) Aucion, Patsy, both from Cheticamp, and Phyllis, P.E.I.; brothers, Tom and Victor (Beatrice), both from Cheticamp; as well as many nieces, nephews and good friends.

Besides his parents, Johnny was predeceased by his sisters, Elizabeth, Betty, and brothers, Milton, Georgie and Bill.

As per Johnny’s wishes, cremation has been entrusted to the care and direction of the Pier Community Funeral Home.

A gathering of family and close friends to celebrate the life of Jonathan ‘Johnny’ Desveaux will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, from 2-4 p.m.  Private family burial will commence at a later date.

Donations in memory of Johnny may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County.

Send an online condolence.


                              Online Condolences

Words cannot express the sadness of losing someone we love.But today as we celebrate Uncle Johnnys life we remember all the good things he was and the wonderful stories we can all share.God Bless you all in this time of sorrow.Rip Uncle Johnny Gone But Never Forgotten
From:  Debra Doucette

Our thoughts and prayers and with you and your family.
From:  Ralph & Mary Neville 

With deepest sympathy to you Anne Marie and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Irene Antle

It will be the little things that you will remember, the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter. And although it may seem hard right now, it will be the memories of these little things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again. Sending all my thoughts and prayers out to Cape Breton today for Uncle Jonny's family and friends!
From:  Karen Pettitt

Please accept our condolences. May he rest in peace.
From:  Armand LeFort

Just wanted to thank Bill Laurie for doing a wonderful job and showing such compassion , thank you Bill my dad was in good hands.
From:  Darrell Desveaux