Ernest Deschamps

Ernest "Ernie" Deschamps

Friday, March 6th, 2020
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Ernest (Ernie) Deschamps, of Missoula, passed away March 6, 2020, at St. Patrick Hospital.

Born in 1929 in Mullan, Idaho, Ernie spent his youth on the ranch in Alberton. Ernie was an avid hunter and Fisherman. He enjoyed woodworking and made numerous pieces for the Catholic Church in Lolo.

He and his wife Pat traveled extensively and were devoted Griz fans. Together they purchased a small farm in Lolo that was the campsite of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Proud stewards of the land with a passion for preservation, it’s now known as Travelers Rest State Park.

Ernie served as a Corporal in the Korean War. He retired from Burlington Northern Railroad.

Ernie was preceded in death by his wife Pat (2018), parents Hector and Elsie, as well as brothers Malcolm and Teddy. He is survived by his children Cathy Deschamps and Michael (Gerri) Deschamps.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 11:00 am at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. If you are unable to attend or concerned with Covid-19 the service will be live streamed on this website below. If the stream does not start automatically please refresh your browser.

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    Saturday, August 29th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, August 29th, 2020 11:00am
    Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
    7405 Mullan Rd
    MISSOULA, MT 59808
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Tracy Dobinson

Posted at 04:46pm
Sounds like Heaven has gained a great man. XO

Our love, Doris and Jeanie

Posted at 02:53am
Dear Cathy, We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Your dad was such a special person. A loving father and a wonderful friend.
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