Real J. Gaulin
Réal Joseph Gaulin passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Sunday February 21, 2021, in his 72nd year, at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Shirley (nee DeFauw), of 42 years. Dear Father of Nicole (Jake), and Dan (Mandie). Proud Papa of Andrew, Amber, and Tiffany. Great Grandfather to Adrianna, and Lillian. He will be remembered by his siblings Roger (Marcelle), Lise, Carolle (Gilles), and Michel (Carole). Predeceased by his parents Armand (1999), and Ange-Aimee (1999), and by his brothers Jaques (1974), and Martial (1987).
Born January 2, 1950 in Sainte - Justine, Quebec, Réal worked most of his life in the bush logging and cutting firewood. He was able to share many of those years working with his children. He would retire home after a hard day’s work to be greeted by his wife, children, and family pets. He had a love of animals. He leaves behind Peanut, his dog, who offered much affection and comfort.
In keeping with Réal’s wishes cremation has taken place. Burial at the St. Luke's Cemetery in Vienna will be at a later date. The family would like to thank the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Palliative Care Staff for their exceptional care and comfort in Réal’s final weeks. Memorial donations to the Children’s Health Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, a local Humane Society, or the Canadian Cancer Society are appreciated. Your messages of remembrance and condolence may be shared here at wareingcremation.ca