A resident of Ingleside for the past 14 years, Jim Derouchie passed away at the Cornwall Community Hospital, McConnell Site, on Sunday, February 10, 2013. He was 66.
Jim was born in Cornwall, on July 8, 1946, to his parents Howard and Mary Derouchie (nee Lapierre). He grew up in Lancaster, and moved to Iroquois, where he worked at the Caldwell Linen Mill for more than 30 years.
On July 19, 1969, he married Paulette Gibeau and together they had two sons Steven and John.
Jim was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Jim is survived by his wife Paulette, his sons Steven (Stephanie) of Kitchener and John (Josée) of Cornwall and his siblings Linda Sauve of Lancaster, Judy Timmons of Iroquois, Shirley Sauve of Cornwall and Suzanne (Mike) Menard of Lancaster.
He will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Delana, Skylar, Hunter and Ethan.
He was the dear brother-in-law of Sylva (Paulette) Gibeau, Rick Gibeau, Gilles (Diane) Gibeau, Denis Gibeau, Ronald (Louise) Gibeau, Guy (Julie) Gibeau, Mike (Cathy) Gibeau, Mark (Lori) Gibeau and Sue (Mike) Campeau, all of Cornwall. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Jim was predeceased by sisters Gail Lalonde and Sheila Forgues.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois, on Thursday, February 14th from 9 a.m. until time of service.
A Memorial Service followed at 11 a.m., with Father Chisholm officiating.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.