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Born: Jun 16, 1921
Date of Passing: Mar 10, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory
Left to cherish his memory are his two sons, Claude and Marc (Jennifer Clark), his son-in-law Normand Touchette, and his four grandchildren, Chantal, Julie (Jérôme Dizengremel), André and Caroline (Pierre Laflèche). Roland is also survived by his two brothers, André and Yves (Lucienne) Gautron, and many nephews and nieces.
He is predeceased by his loving wife Marie (Dedieu), his daughter Simone, his brothers, Jean and Pierre, and his sisters, Marie-Ange and Thérèse who were both nuns of les Filles de la Croix.
Roland was born in Haywood, Manitoba on June 16, 1921. He studied at St. Boniface College (University of Manitoba) where he graduated in 1945 with a B.A. (Lat. Phil.). Roland and Marie were married in Haywood on August 1, 1955. They were both teachers and lived most of their lives in St. Boniface. Roland spent many years teaching French at John Henderson Junior High School in East Kildonan until his retirement in 1982. They loved to travel and made several camping trips across Canada with their children. Roland and Marie also travelled to France twice, as well as to the United States and Mexico. Marie passed away on March 6, 2011.
Inurnment will take place in Haywood on August 1, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.
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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 01, 2020
Condolences & Memories (8 entries)
Our condolences to his family in these trying times. I (Rick) remember well my time in his class room. Little did I know then that I would go on to live more than 20 years of my life speaking primarily French in Quebec and in France. He laid the foundation that helped me learn so much about another part of the human community and to come to respect the fact that language has a big influence on the way we see the world. I am also doing some serious family history work and now find that there may well be a distant family connection, as well. Indeed... We are ALL cousins! - Posted by: Carmen and Rick Dondo (Student from John Henderson (1968-69)) on: Aug 04, 2020
Rest in peace Mr. Gautron. - Posted by: Patricia Simcoe-Rosenbaum (Former Student) on: Aug 01, 2020
Loved having Mr. Gautron as my French teacher at John Henderson Junior High. I remember watching the French films in class and everyone asking him to run the film backwards. Most times he did and we all sat and laughed. Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Tammy Troschuk Walker (Former student ) on: Aug 01, 2020
Au nom de la famille Taburet-Gontron nous vous adressons nos très sincères condoléances. Claudette Garnung Le Porge - France - Posted by: Famille TABURET-GAUTRON (cousins français) on: Aug 01, 2020
Toutes nos condoléances André suite au décès de ton frère Roland. - Posted by: Colette et Hubert Mangin (Amis de son frère) on: Aug 01, 2020
I will remember him as a kind of man with a fun sense of humour. And my favourite French teacher. - Posted by: Curtis Emerson (Student) on: Aug 01, 2020
Mes condoléances à la famille...de bon souvenir de Oncle Roland au café à McDonald... - Posted by: Roseline (Niece) on: Aug 01, 2020
Condolences to the family of Roland, he was a nice guy and a wonderful teacher. RIP - Posted by: Gina Remillard (John Henderson student) on: Aug 01, 2020
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