June 14, 1917-July 12, 2012
On July 12, 2012 Auguste Gauthier died peacefully in his sleep with loved ones by his side. He was pre-deceased by his beloved wife of 62 years Celine in 1999. He left to forever cherish his memory, his daughters Yvonne-Josephine (Leo Paquin (d)/Jacques Bergeron (d)) and Jeannette (Jean-Charles Nadeau), his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Born in Ste. Agathe Manitoba on June 14, 1917 the only child of Tancrede and Virginie Gauthier. He was the 3rd generation farmer on the family farm in Ste. Agathe. He met the love of his life Celine Pinvidic at a church social. He told us one look into her big brown eyes and he was hooked. They married in 1936 and settled into the family home and farm. They worked solely as wheat farmers until Auguste was employed by Canada Cement (LaFarge) in 1954. He then ran the farm and worked full-time for LaFarge. He was always very proud of the work he did for LaFarge as a Cement Mix Technician. He was with the company for 28 years until he retired at 65. After they sold the farm and Auguste retired, they would spend part of the winters with Jeannette & Jean-Charles in Florida. They traveled all over most of Canada and the U.S., visiting friends and family along the way, but Ste. Agathe was always home until they lost the house and property in the flood of 1997. They then moved to Ste. Norbert, MB. where Celine passed away in 1999. Auguste’s final move was in 2006 when he moved to Chilliwack, B.C. to be close to Jeannette & Jean-Charles, Lise & Paul and Marcel & Stella.
The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Cascade Manor and Cascade Lodge for all that love and attention they showered on Auguste the past six years. They enriched his life beyond measure and became friends and family to not only him but also to Jeannette and Lise. They will always be in our prayers.
A memorial mass will be said at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Friday July 20 at 1:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated.