Fernand Deschamps, Smooth Rock Falls, died at SRF Hospital on May 15, 2004. He was 84 years old. He was a second world war Veteran, a legion member, a Smooth Rock Falls volunteer firefighter and ambulance service attendant, celebrating 25 years of service in each. Family and friends also said he was an excellent card player, particularly when it came to playing 500, and, for many years, an umpire for the local baseball league. Mr. Deschamps was predeceased by his parents Hervé Deschamps and Rose-deLima St-Jean and three brothers: André, Paul and Roger. He is survived by his wife Jeannine (Arbour and his son, Michel (Jacynthe) Deschamps, both of Smooth Rock Falls, his grandchildren, Amélie Deschamps and Cédric (Tammy) Deschamps and great grandson Zachary Deschamps. The funeral mass was held on May 18 at Ste.Gertrude Church in Smooth Rock falls with Rev. Leo Papineau officiating.