November 27, 2018
On the morning of November 27, Marcel Deschenes of East Coulee, Alberta passed away peacefully at 71 years of age. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Beverly and his two daughters Selene (Jim) Wray of Regina and Claire (Kyle) Wade of Langdon. He was also blessed with four grandchildren, Amos, Oliver, Brynn and Vaughn. Marcel was born in Provost, Alberta. He spent most of his childhood in Bonnyville and later in Edmonton where he met Bev. He graduated from the Alberta College of Art in Calgary and spent most of his life following his passion for creativity. This creativity led to a diverse career which included instructing a variety of art programs as well as painting dinosaur bone casts, murals, museum exhibits and working as a scenic painter in the movie industry. With his eye for beauty, he inspired others with his talents. He was a deeply caring humanitarian who always put his family and friends first. He will be lovingly remembered by family and friends near and far. A celebration of Marcel’s life will be held at the East Coulee School Museum on Saturday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. Since Marcel had a deep passion for music and loved community radio music, memorial donations can be made in lieu of flowers to CKUA radio, the East Coulee Museum or a charity of your choice.