elevated zJQPL May 21, 1935  – January 5, 2024

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Friday, January 12th, 2024 from 1:00pm- 3:00 pm, 3:00pm- 3:30pm Rosary
Friday January 12th, 2024 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm  7:30pm-8:00pm Vigil Prayers
Funeral Home Chapel – Assumption Catholic Cemetery
6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T1N4

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Funeral Mass
Saturday January 13th, 2024 at 10:30 am
Merciful Redeemer Parish
2775 Erin Centre Blvd., Mississauga, ON, L5M 5W2

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Assumption Catholic Cemetery,
6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T1N4

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Obituary

elevated zJQPL It is with sad but hopeful hearts that we announce the death of Brian du Quesnay, who passed away peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital on Jan 5, 2024, at the age of 88 with his children praying the rosary at his bedside. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noel and Gladys du Quesnay and by his dearly loved wife of 43 years, Kathleen (née Kearney). Beloved father of Dawn (Aleks) Slawecki, Chris (Lynn) du Quesnay, Debbie (Corey) Henderson. Predeceased by his brother David (Goretti) du Quesnay, survived by his sister Maureen (Pat, predeceased) Harrington. Loving Grandpa to Elizabeth, Peter, Thomas and Matthew du Quesnay; William, Olivia, Emma and Katherine Henderson; and step-granddaughter Megan (Zachary) Azzopardi. Survived by 21 beautiful nieces, nephews and their families.

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elevated zJQPL Born in Kingston, Jamaica, on May 21, 1935, Brian immigrated with his family to Toronto in 1954 when he was 19 years old. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto in 1961 and became a professional engineer. He married Kay in 1965 and settled down in Mississauga, where they raised their three children. He spent most of his career with Atomic Energy of Canada, where he worked in the field of fuel handling control and later in the area of probability statistics safety analysis for the CANDU nuclear reactors.

elevated zJQPL Always a faithful Catholic, Brian had a deep spiritual conversion in the mid 1970s. This encounter with the Holy Spirit left him with a passionate desire to lead others to know the love of Christ, and led to a life of service in the church. He co-founded the Charismatic prayer group at St. Francis of Assisi parish, where he spent countless hours teaching, counselling, praying for and ministering to others.

elevated zJQPL Brian was ordained to the permanent diaconate in 1990 and served first at St. Francis of Assisi parish and later at Merciful Redeemer parish. He touched many hearts through his homilies, bible studies, inner healing and post-abortion ministries. He may be best remembered for the well-attended bible studies he ran in the parish for years, even long after retiring from the diaconate at the age of 75.

elevated zJQPL Brian lived a remarkable life and had a profound impact on so many lives. He will be greatly missed.

elevated zJQPL In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Renewal Ministries: (https://www.renewalministries.net/donation-options-at-a-glance/)

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