John Desmond was a farmer in the North Kamloops Brocklehurst area.

George Hilliard, H. Ord and John Desmond along with a few other small farmers were the only settlers in the Brocklehurst area before World War II. Humphrey Desmond, born in Kamloops in 1925, was an alderman of Brocklehurst from 1971 to 1973. His occupation was ‘farmer.’

The Desmond family still own property in the Brocklehurst area near Desmond Street that is named after their family.