Disclaimer * I do not speak or read French *
In researching French Canadian church records for burials, I have come across a volume that uses the same phrase as part of the standard script where other volumes have provided a relative temporal reference (e.g., décéde le hier jour). I have spent hours trying to figure out what this phrase means but between the cursive script and my lack of knowledge, I just can't figure it out. I take the meaning to be a non-specific phrase, like "died in recent days". I have four examples below that all should say the same thing (but the third one may be a variation); "décéde [something] jours". Can anyone give me a hint as to what the [something] is?