Desmond Leslie "Des" Fisher

June 13, 1928 - September 2, 2013

Peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton on Monday, September 02, 2013 at the age of 85. Survived by his beloved wife and best friend of 61 years, June (Scriven). Loving and devoted dad to son David Fisher (Michelle) of Picton and daughter Carolyn Van Dijk (Marinus) of Guelph. Special “Grumps” to his loving grandchildren: Jenny Van Dijk (Kevin Thompson) of Toronto, Kevin Van Dijk of Vancouver and Quinn Fisher of Picton. Also survived by his sisters Edna Hobbs (late Arthur) of West Lake, Iris Suttie (George) of Oakville and his sister-in-law Lorena Fisher (late Robert) of Barrie. Predeceased by parents Florence (Ricketts) and Robert Fisher, sisters Doris Tapp and June Lorraine Fisher of Belleville and brother Robert Fisher of Barrie. Uncle Des is remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a special brother-in-law to Lois Carter (late Cecil) of Calgary, Gail Malina (Robert) of Belmont California and Linda Atkins (Robert) of Qualicum Beach Vancouver Island. As a very kind, quiet and gentle man, Des will be remembered by many friends, neighbours, co-workers and caregivers. His sense of humour was enjoyed by many. Des spent his life loving and caring for his family, his home and doing whatever he could to help others. His love of his pets, especially the late “Molly” helped to sustain him throughout many serious health issues over the years. Despite those serious health issues, he always had a smile for everyone. His legacy of “be kind to one another, forgive and love one another” will live on forever in the hearts of all who knew him. To respect Des’ wishes, a private graveside interment will take place for immediate family only. To honour his life and enjoy a remembrance, there will be a reception at Isaiah Tubbs Resort, 1642 County Rd 12 ( on Sunday September 29, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Des can be made to Hospice Prince Edward ( or the Loyalist Humane Society ( Thank you to all who helped Des, June and family throughout our difficult times.