Joseph Hector Denis Lagrandeur

LAGRANDEUR, Joseph Hector Denis of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, June 13, 2020 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Helen (Dunn) Lagrandeur. Dear father of Guy (Sue), Marc (Brenda), Gaston (Ann), Paul (Maria) and Lynne (David) and step-father of Gary and Jodi. Also survived by 24 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his siblings Aime, Jacques, Conrad, Marcel, Henri Jr., Richard, Daniel, Andre, Henriette, Jacqueline, Diane, Carmen, Gisele, Madeleine, Lucille and Marie Claire. Predeceased by a daughter-in-law Katherine, a sister Rachel and brothers Rene and Gerard. Born in Coniston, Ontario on July 25, 1939, son of the late Henri and Laura (Gauthier) Lagrandeur. Denis was raised in St. Charles, Ontario. He taught elementary school for three years before joining the OPP in 1963. In 1970, Denis joined the Ontario Police College as part of the instructional staff. He retired as Chief Instructor of the Recruit Training Program in 1993. Denis enjoyed softball, golf, hockey, fishing and hunting. The most important times were those spent in the company of his family. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 11:00 am. The service will be livestreamed on the Kebbel Funeral Home YouTube Channel. Donations to the Aylmer Corner Cupboard or the War Amps would be appreciated. Share memories or condolences at