Gérard ''Pete'' Gauvin
1927 - 2023
Gérard ''Pete'' Gauvin
Visitation Information
Mercredi 15 mars - 14h à 16h et 19h à 21h / Wednesday March 15 - 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm
Visitation Time
Jeudi 16 mars - 9h30 / Thursday March 16 - 9:30 am
Visitation Location
Centre funéraire Frenette Funeral Centre, 88 rue Church Street, Moncton
Service Information
Service Date
Thursday March 16, 2023
Service Time
11h / 11 am
Service Location
Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus, 457, avenue Acadie Avenue, Dieppe
Burial Information
Burial Location
Cimetière Notre-Dame-du-Calvaire Cemetery, Dieppe
Requested Charity
Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation (cardiology) ou/or Fondation CHU Dumont
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Surrounded by his loving family, Gérard "Pete" Gauvin, devoted husband of Germaine Gauvin (Richard) for 64 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday March 5, 2023 at The Moncton Hospital. Born in Léger Corner (Dieppe), NB, he was the son of the late Pierre and Elizabeth (LeBlanc) Gauvin.  

Other than the love of his life Germaine, he is survived by three children: Lise Arsenault, Claire Belliveau (Jean "Chico") and Pierre (Madeleine), all of Dieppe.  Pépére will be greatly missed by his eight grandchildren: Tessa Belliveau, Natalie Arsenault, Richard Belliveau, Mathieu Arsenault, Patrick Belliveau, Gabrielle Gauvin, Patrick Gauvin, Julie Gauvin and his four great-grandchildren: Hudson, Olivia, Isabel, and Alec. 

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by 10 siblings: Camille, Edna, Rachel, Jeannita, Thomas, Minnie, Raymond, Ivan, Stella and Armand.  Uncle Pete was well liked by his many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law as well as many nieces and nephews.  He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Pete retired from CNR after 42 years where he made many friends in Campbellton and Moncton.  He was devoted to his community and well into his 80s was involved in multiple causes that he loved such as: Councillor for the cities of Dieppe and Campbellton, a member of CN Pensioners Association, NB Liberal Association, United Commercial Travelers, Traffic Club of Moncton, Knights of Columbus, President of Lewisville Minor Hockey, Club d’Âge d’Or de Dieppe.  He also coached hockey and baseball for many years and was involved in the organization of many events and sports leagues.  He was always there to help, give someone a drive or visit a friend at the hospital or nursing home.

He was appointed to the National Advisory Council on Fitness and Amateur Sports (1971) and was also very proud to having been named to the New Brunswick, the Moncton, the Dieppe as well as the Sackville Sports Halls of Fame.  Pete was passionate about his sports and could be often seen at the Wildcats, Mets games and rarely missed any of his grandchildren’s activities.  He was a devoted Expos, Red Sox and Canadiens fan and loved bowling, golfing and playing cards with his many friends.  He was always interested in everything and everyone around him and loved to make people laugh with his hundreds of jokes and perfect delivery.

The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Residence Bellevue and the Moncton Hospital for their compassion and support.

The family will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, 88 Church Street, Moncton (506-858-1900) Wednesday March 15th, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm and Thursday March 16th from 9:30 am until time of departure (10:40). The funeral mass will be celebrated at Sainte-Thérèse-de-l’Enfant-Jésus Church, 457 Acadie Avenue, Dieppe, at 11 am. There will be a gathering after the service at the multipurpose room at UNIplex, 450 College Street in Dieppe. The funeral mass will be videotaped, and the video will be available on his obituary on the Frenette Website at the end of the day. Interment will be at Our Lady of Calvary cemetery in Dieppe.  In memory of Pete, a contribution to the Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation (Cardiology) or the CHU Dumont Foundation would be appreciated.

Words of comfort and donations may be made at www.frenettefuneralhome.com


Gérard ''Pete'' Gauvin