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Born: Apr 25, 1948

Date of Passing: Jul 17, 2023

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April 25, 1948 - July 17, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved husband, Dad and Pépère on July 17, 2023, at the age of 75 years.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife, of nearly 51 years, Jacqueline; their children, Darcy (Heidi), Tyson (Bonnie), Jennifer (Jon) and Crystal (Cary); grandchildren, Aiden, Bronwyn, Kylee, Alanis, Morgan and Finley; step-grandchildren, Sarah and Zachary. He is also survived by his siblings, Solange Fontaine, Roland, Phillip (Simone), Annette Bisaillon, Robert (Susan), Lorraine (Denis) Saucier, Aurele, Lea (Jeff) Parsons, Claude (Bonnie), Ronald (Adele), Claudette (Randy) Gagnon, Gisele (Eduardo) Badescu; sisters-in-law Anita and Megan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. He will also be remembered by his mother-in-law Simonne Meilleur and our mother’s brothers, sisters, their spouses and families.
He is predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Yvonne (née Chevrefils); his brothers, Zephyre, Roger, Eldege and Joseph; sisters, Jeannette Rennie and Delia Chouinard; brothers-in-law, Rosaire Bisaillon, Léo Chouinard and Emile Fontaine; sisters-in-law, Lonia and Isabel; nephew, Codin (Eddie) Badescu; father-in-law, Auray Meilleur and brother-in-law, Robert Wedensky.
Dad was born in Teulon and lived his entire life in Fisher Branch on the family homestead. He attended the one-room North Meridian School in his younger years, moving to the Fisher Branch Collegiate as a teenager. His early years were spent working on the family farm, whether it was milking cows before heading to school or harvesting crops in the fields.
He married the love of his life, Jacqueline, on July 29, 1972 and started their family. In 1982, after helping to renovate the house he grew up in, they settled into their new home. He purchased a septic tank cleaning business from his father-in-law and continued to service Fisher Branch and the surrounding communities for 37 years. Dad’s work ethic was beyond reproach and he never fully retired. For the last 24 years, he worked at Johnson Seeds, a job he truly enjoyed. His passion, however, was anything that had to be done outdoors and in particular, cutting and splitting wood in the yard and bush out back. Dad was a member of the Knights of Columbus and attended Mass every Sunday with Mom, his faith being a very important part of his life. A true sports enthusiast, Dad was a pitcher with the Meridian Orioles and acted as assistant coach for one of his son’s minor hockey teams. He was an avid fan of the Montreal Canadiens, New York Yankees, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Our family is eternally grateful to Ron Dandeneau and the Fisher Branch R.C.M.P. for their assistance in our time of need.
The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 11, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Fisher Branch, followed by interment at the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dad’s memory to the Immaculate Conception Parish, PO Box 364, Fisher Branch, MB R0C 0Z0.


Entrusted with arrangements.
204-372-6803 or 204-372-6271

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 05, 2023

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Suzanne Fillion and I were very saddened to hear of the passing of Regis Gauthier, husband of our beloved cousin, Jacqueline Meilleur Gauthier. Our deepest condolences are extended to you and your family, Jacqueline. May the good Lord and your family be a source of consolation and support at this sad time. - Posted by: Gisele Meilleur (Cousin) on: Aug 27, 2023

  • So sorry to hear the loss of Regis. Our condolences to his family! Regis and Walter played ball against each other and then together. Fun times they were! R.I.P. - Posted by: Louise and Walter Wagner (Friend and teammate) on: Aug 20, 2023

  • Allan and I were so sorry to hear of the loss of Regis. We enjoyed the time we spent together with all our families. We will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Allan and Sharon Procter (In-Laws) on: Aug 10, 2023

  • Our Condolences memoies awessome full of laugh jokes Gauthier and meilleur Family Thank you - Posted by: Daniel klus (Cousin) on: Aug 08, 2023

  • My condolences to the Gauthier and Meilleur families. Our entire family was very close to Jacqueline's family. I still remember going to their wedding as a young child. Regis always had a smile for me regardless of how much time there was between visits to Fisher Branch. A very nice man will be missed by many. - Posted by: Noël Meilleur (Cousin ) on: Aug 06, 2023

  • Our condolences to Jackie & to their children as well as to all of the Gauthier & Meilleur families. Regis always had a smile & time to chat whenever we met him on our trips to Fisher Branch. R.I.P. 🦋🙏 - Posted by: Rollie & Claudette Boucher (Cousin) on: Aug 05, 2023

  • Our condolences to the Gauthier and Meilleur families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. - Posted by: Lorna Morrison (Cousin) on: Aug 05, 2023

  • My sincere Sympathies & Prayers go out to his extended Family & especially to Jacqueline.I went to school with him & he was always there to lend a helping hand. RIP. - Posted by: Lea Menard (Dandeneau) (Friend ) on: Aug 05, 2023

  • Red was an awesome guy. Full of laughs and jokes. My condolences to the family! - Posted by: Darrell Klus (Cousin) on: Aug 05, 2023

  • Red was an awesome guy. Full of laughs and jokes. My condolences to the family! - Posted by: Darrell Klus (Cousin) on: Aug 05, 2023

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