Rev. Fernand Ducharme was born in St. Victor, Saskatchewan. He attended the seminary in Gravelbourg and St. Norbert, Manitoba. He was ordained in Willow Bunch by Archbishop M. J. Lemieux, in 1948.
He served in many parishes, Ponteix, Courval, St. Victor, Fife Lake, Coronach, Coderre, Hodgeville, Swift Current, Assiniboia and Lisieux.
He was Directeur Diocesain A.C.R. (Action Cath. Rurale), Directeur Diocesain Federation Diocesain Dames de Ste. Anne and also Directeur Diocesain d’immigration. Fr. Fernand passed away May 9, 2012 and his funeral mass was celebrated Saturday May 12th at 11:00 a.m. at Notre Dame d’Auvergne Paroisse, Ponteix, Saskatchewan with Archbishop Daniel J. Bohan presiding.