Zoël Gauvin, 96, of Moncton, passed away on Friday November 20, 2020 at the War Veterans Health Centre. Born in Moncton, he was the son of the late Arthur and Exelda (Goguen) Gauvin.
Zoël was a veteran of the Second World War having served in the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the HMS Bowmanville on convoy duty in the North Atlantic. He retired from CNR after 44 years of service as a boilermaker. He was General Chairman of District 30 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Blacksmiths for the Atlantic region. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6 and the Christ-Roi Roman Catholic Church.
He is survived by his daughter, Roberta Gauvin of Moncton; his son, Robert (Mireille) of Tracadie; five grandchildren: Melanie, Kevin, Joël, Nadine, and Brigitte; seven great-grandchildren: Sofiane, Jonathan, Jade, Angélique, William, Zachary, and Samuel; one sister, Stella Snyder (late Ron) of Moncton; two brothers: Paul (late Annette) of Ottawa, ON, and Alcide (Nicole) of Rockland, ON; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Maureen née Cormier; and one sister, Rita.
A very heartfelt thank you to the entire staff at the Veterans Health Centre for the compassionate and excellent care extended to our father.
By request, there will be no visitation at the funeral centre. A private funeral service will be celebrated at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, 88 Church Street, Moncton (858-1900) on Tuesday November 24 at 1:30 pm.
The funeral service will be streamed live; to view the funeral, go to his obituary on our Website.
In memory of Zoël, a contribution to the War Veterans Health Centre would be appreciated.
Words of comfort and donations may be made at www.frenettefuneralhome.com