GAUVIN, J. LEONARD

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With sad­ness we an­nounce the sud­den pass­ing of Leonard of Cen­tral Bed­eque in the Queen El­iz­a­beth Hospi­tal on Septem­ber 13, 2018, age 77. Born in Al­lardville, New Brunswick, he was the son of the late Oliva and Josephine (Legacy) Gauvin. Beloved hus­band of Joan (See­ley) Gauvin, he was the father of sons Andy (Mar­ian) of Win­nipeg and Jac­ques (de­ceased in 1995), daugh­ters Corinna (David) Stubbs of Budd Lake, New Jersey; Car­men of Cal­gary, and Anna (Paul) of Win­nipeg. He was grand­fa­ther of Chris Char­riere of Win­nipeg Eric Char­riere, Dustin Stubbs of Ge­orge­town, ON; Molly, Quinn and Jonah of Win­nipeg; Maddy, Ellen and Han­nah of Cal­gary and Emma and Lily of Win­nipeg. The el­dest of a fam­ily of eight, his sib­lings were Nor­bert (Ni­cole) of Monc­ton; Al­dore (Jeanne Mance) of Bathurst, N.B.; Fer­nand of Shippe­gan, N.B., Aline of St. Catharines, ON; Jac­que­line (de­ceased); Roger of Monc­ton, N.B. and Lu­cie (Guy) of Redemption, PQ. Leonard served 5 years in the Air Force, from 1959 to 1964. When sta­tioned at Portage la Prairie, MB he met Joan who joined him in New Brunswick at the end of his ser­vice. Next move was Fred­er­ic­ton Business Col­lege. They were mar­ried in 1965 in St. Dun­stan’s Church in Fred­er­ic­tion. In 1966 they re­turned to Man­i­toba where all their chil­dren were born. Leonard was a cre­ative car­pen­ter, build­ing a large dome house in the early eight­ies. Leonard and Joan made three ex­tended trips to Africa which were last­ing ex­pe­ri­ences of a life­time. Leonard loved his chil­dren and his grand­chil­dren. His life was full of losses and joys. Mu­sic was one of his joys. He en­joyed play­ing gui­tar and banjo. In 2010 Leonard and Joan be­came Prince Ed­ward Is­lan­ders, a happy move. His de­bil­i­tat­ing ill­nesses were tri­als that can only be of­fered up to our lov­ing Father. His funeral will take place at St. Peter’s Church, Seven Mile Bay on Tues­day, Septem­ber 18 at 10:30 a.m. In­ter­ment will take place in the spring at Glen­lawn in Win­nipeg with pre­cious son Jac­ques. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions could be made to the St. Peter’s, Seven Mile Bay Ceme­tery Fund. There will be no vis­it­ing hours by per­sonal re­quest. Ar­range­ments are en­trusted to Law­less Funeral Home, Kinkora.

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