Obituary of Dolphis Joseph Drouillard
DROUILLARD, Dolphis Joseph
December 11, 1942 – August 2, 2023
Of Essex, Ontario went to be with our dear Lord. Loving partner of Dolores Hillier (Brouillette) of Essex, Ontario. Dear father to Darlene Bourdeau, Denise Hawkins (Michayl), Debbie Powell (Jack), Donna Holman (Blair), and Crystal Williams (Matt). Grandfather to 13 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Son of the late Nicholas, and Marie Cecile (nee Allard) Drouillard. Brother of Theresa Drouillard, Mabel (Alvin) Meloche, Genevive (Ken) Lebert, June Hall (Reggie), Raymond Drouillard, Francis (Joanne) Drouillard, Cecile (Donovan) McIntosh. Predeceased by Michael (Kathy) Drouillard.
After graduating from General Amherst, Dolphis followed his passion and became a police officer. He then moved onto Tool & Die/Moldmaking. Dolphis was an exceptional, resilient, inspirational, compassionate, humble, loving, and caring individual who worked extremely hard. Growing up on a farm, Dolphis started working at a very young age, not only managing the farm chores, but also caring for, and protecting his siblings. Dolphis had a love for the beautiful North, and enjoyed tranquil moments fishing, and hunting. Dolphis belonged to Ontario Anglers, Woodworking groups, Carving groups, Hunting, and fishing clubs. Dolphis won hundreds of trophies, and awards for his artistic talents. Heaven has surely gained an amazing angel that will be sadly missed by all the lives he has touched.
A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2023, 1:00-3:00pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, 103 Talbot St. N., Essex, Ontario. Donations can be made to Essex Legion, BR 201(Poppy Fund) in memory of Dolph Drouillard.
Arrangements entrusted to SIMPLE CHOICE (Dougall), 519-254-2584. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.simplechoicecremation.ca