It is with sadness that the family announce the peaceful passing of Marie Rose Aurore Gaudreault, our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on February 1, 2016 at Ty Watson House.
Marie is predeceased by her parents, her first husband Arthur Gaudreault, her second husband Gordon Greissel, and her two sons Leo and Michael Gaudreault.
She is survived by her daughters Denise (Michael) Markin, Anita (Raymond) Blais, sons Andy and Larry, daughter-in-law Janet Williams, grandchildren Lisa (Brad), Steven (Becca), great grandsons Kaylam and Anthony and siblings Edward (June) Savard, Cecile Douglas, Victor (Linda) Savard, Louise (John) Smith, Neil (Carol) Savard and Marianne (Joel) Hancur, many nieces, nephews and good friends.
Born March 12, 1932 in Saskatchewan, Mary came to Port Alberni in 1940. The family then moved to Vancouver that same year, where she grew up and went to school. She met Dad at a wedding in New Westminster. After a whirlwind romance, they were engaged and married August 2, 1952 in Port Alberni. Art and Mary were very busy raising their six children, as well she was a life-long member of the CWL. Mary loved travelling, she visited Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Canada and Hawaii. In retirement, Mary and Art RV’d with the Sunshine Club. One of Mary’s passions was quilting, her family were the recipients of many beautiful quilts.
A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016 – 1:00 PM at Notre Dame Catholic Church, Father Stephen Paine officiating.
Flowers are gratefully declined, donations in Mary’s name may be made to Ty Watson House or the Notre Dame Church Elevator Fund.
Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.yatesfuneral.ca