DeGurse, Joseph

November 2, 1935 ~ October 10, 2017

DeGURSE, Francis Joseph “Joe” – Age 81 of Corunna, passed away at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.  Beloved husband of Joanne DeGurse (nee Gerrits) for 52 years.  Loving father of Frank (Cathy Mistretta) DeGurse, Joeleen (Mark) MacDonald and Mark (Charlene Wright) DeGurse. Cherished Grandpa and Papa of Justin and Natalie DeGurse, Cadence, Kiara and Mylah MacDonald, and Tanis, Taner and Tanin DeGurse. Dear brother of Jim (Stephanie) DeGurse and Teresa (Don) Young. Dear brother-in-law of John (Henriette) Gerrits, Geraldine (Bob) Crombeen, Bill (Loida) Gerrits, Tony (Merla) Gerrits, Mary DeGurse, Gertie (Bob) Martin and sister-in-laws Jean Gerrits and Linda Gerrits. Also loved by many nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends. Predeceased by his parents Frank DeGurse (1964) and Helen (nee Doyle) (1988), brother Tom DeGurse (2013), sister Mary McLaughlin (2017), brother-in-laws Gerald Gerrits (2017) and Bert McLaughlin (1991). Joe was born on the family farm in the former Moore Township in 1935. He was the oldest son of Frank and Helen DeGurse and the 5th Generation to live on the family farm. As a child he attended the one-room school house on the 10th line and graduated from SCITS. Upon his father’s passing in 1964, Joe and his younger brother Tom took over the farm. In recent years, Joe started farming with his sons. Joe was a founding member of St. Joseph’s Knight’s of Columbus.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden, on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00pm.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph and St. Charles Roman Catholic Church in Corunna on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:00am.  Interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the St. Joseph’s Church Renovation Fund or to Moore Agricultural Society.

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  1. Our deepest condolences Joanne. We have very fond memories of the both of you. Joe will be dearly missed.

  2. Joanne & family,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

  3. Ken and Margaret Gurr
    To the DeGurse Family
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

  4. Joanne, Frank, Joleen, Mark and family, we are sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. May you take comfort knowing that others are thinking of you at this sad time.
    Sincere condolences, Eileen and Ken Falcioni

  5. Joanne and family,
    So sorry to read about the passing of your dear husband/father/grandfather, Joe. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories eventually bring you peace.
    We are in B.C. and, unfortunately, will not be able to attend the visitation or funeral.
    Michael and Cathy

  6. Dear Joanne, Doug and I send our sincere sympathy on the passing of your husband Joe Much love Doug and Margaret Thomson

  7. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Joe was such a wonderful, kind man who will be missed by all. Keeping your families in prayer and asking the Lord to comfort and strengthen you, and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding.

  8. We are sorry to hear about your loss. We just saw Joe at the Mill last week. Such a wonderful, and kind man who will be missed by all. Praying God will bring you comfort, and His peace that surpasses all understanding, in the days that lie ahead.

  9. Frank, Cathy and family
    We are so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Our sincere condolences and we are thinking of all of you and wishing you peace.
    Jeff, Joanne, Phillip & Liam Clarke

  10. Dear Joeleen, Mark, Cadence, Kiara and Mylah,
    You are all in our thoughts and we send our deepest condolences to all of you at this very sad time. Much love, Natalie, Gary and Rémy.

  11. Our hearts are saddened and sorrowful for the loss of such a wonderful, fine man, Joe DeGurse. To all family members, our most Sincere Condolences. Gerry and Carol MacPherson

  12. To Joanne and family,
    What a shock after visiting with Joanne and Joe at the fair on Sunday, this will always stay in Alan and my minds. God be with you and give you comfort in your time of need.

  13. Dear Joanne, Frank,Joleen and Mark,
    We are sorry to hear of your great loss. Sincere sympathies to all your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sincerely Sam and Betty Fraser

  14. Please accept our sincere sorrow in the loss of your loved one.Everyone is thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

  15. Joanne & Family: We are so sorry to here of your loss. May God bring you much love and peace to you and your family during this most difficult time.

  16. Joanne and Family.
    We are saddened by the sudden loss of Joe. May God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Cherish the memories you have and may the love of family and friends carry you through your grief. Take comfort in knowing that you now have a guardian angel watching over you.
    Jeanne (cousin) and John Pretty

  17. Don and I want to express our sincerest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Joe. Cherish al the fond memories you have of happy times together.

  18. Joanne and all the families. It is with deep sadness we learn of the passing of JOe. What a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. You will have many wonderful memories. Barb and Gordon Leaper.

  19. Dear Aunt Joanne and Frank,Joeleen and Mark as well as your extended families. I was shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Uncle Joe. There are no words. Although we are out of country please know that George and I are thinking of all of you and send our love and condolences. Joan and George Steinsky

  20. Dear Joanne & Family:
    Very sad to hear of Joe’s passing. My memories of Joe, though vague now, are of a really nice, quiet and polite man, who was dedicated to all of his family. A hard worker for sure!
    Please know that I am thinking of you an your children with deepest sorrow at this time…….
    Sincerely, Marie Kemmis

  21. Our condolences to the entire family. Just had a chat with him at the Brigden fair on Monday he will be greatly missed by all. Fred and Chris Jennings Josh Chelsea Jasmine and Stew

  22. sorry to hear of Joe’s passing, such a nice man who I enjoyed having a visit with when he came into the office.

  23. Sending our deepest sympathies and condolences to Frank and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Wayne & Nadia Collins

  24. Charlene and Mark, saddened by your loss. Deepest sympathies to you and your family and to all of the DeGurse family.

  25. Joanne,Frank,Joleen and Mark:Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family. He was a true friend and all the community will miss him.
    Earle and Joanne

  26. Joanne and family, and the deGurse Families. Nancy and Ron Whitman and family wish to express our deepest sympathies at this loss. Joe was well liked in this community.

  27. Joleen and Mark., Charlene and Mark and families.
    We are so very sorry to hear of the great loss of your Dad, father in law and Grampa 💙 Sending our deapest condolences to all. You are in our thoughts and prayers !!
    Deb and Sheldon Siebert

  28. Dear Joanne,Frank,Joleen and Mark
    We wish you Peace to bring comfort…..courage to face the days ahead and lots of loving memories to hold in your hearts forever 🙏🏼 Sincere sympathies to all your family…Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    sincerely Ollie and Janet Smith

  29. I had the pleasure of having a quick visit with Joe at Brigden Fair on the weekend and when we went our separate
    ways he said he would be at the fairgrounds to help clean up on Monday. A long standing tradition that we will miss.
    Condolences to the DeGurse Family.
    Dennis & Shari Robinson

  30. Remembering you and Joe and our conversation about Eeyore, your donkey. It was a great visit. My thoughts are with you.

  31. Joanne, Frank, Joleen and Mark: so sorry to hear of your loss of a dear husband, father and Grandpa. When the Lord calls a loved one home, He leaves a gift of memories. May these wonderful memories bring a smile to your face and help you find peace and comfort at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cor and Gerda

  32. Joanne and family,, sincere condolences on the loss of your husband,father and grandfather.
    Donna J. Hilller