Paul Deschenes Paul Deschenes, 89, beloved husband of Therese Deschenes, loving father of Frances (Thomas) Helbling and Suzanne (Michael) Byrne, loving grandfather of Melissa Schaefer, David Byrne, and Dylan Byrne, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in the presence of his family. Paul, one of 16 siblings, was born and raised on a potato farm in St. Aubert, Quebec Canada. During the off season of farming, he tapped trees for maple syrup and worked as a lumberjack across the border in Maine. In 1947 he moved to Montreal, learned the plastering trade, met Therese and married in 1951. He moved his family to Chicago,IL in 1958 for a better life, became a master plasterer and retired in 1988. Burial will be private. The family sincerely thank the wonderful team at Transitions Hospice, Huntley, IL for making Paul's final days peaceful and calm.