Henri Gauthier

HENRI ETIENNE GAUTHIER

Henri Etienne Gauthier of Vernon passed away peacefully, at the age of 89 years, with his loving wife by his side at Gateby Care Facility May 17, 2010. Henri was born at Tisdale, SK, December 27, 1920. He farmed in Tisdale and played hockey with their home team winning many tournaments with his dad cheering them on. In 1949 he married Rosemarie Nagel and in 1957 they moved to Kelowna, BC and his work took him to Armstrong and later to Vernon in 1973. Curling was his second sport winning trophies at Kelowna and Armstrong. His faith always came first and he was an alter boy until the age of twenty-six years and a Knight of Columbus 4949 Council for over fifty years. In 1987 he retired from Crown Zellerback and this gave him freedom for fishing, travelling, spending winters in Arizona and California and taking up golfing, playing horse shoes and dancing as long as he was able. He will be forever loved and remembered by his wife, Rosemarie, to whom he was married for sixty years; five children Dennis (Donna) of Red Deer, Roseanne (Ron) Nawosad of Salmon Arm, Lea (Sig) Dreher of Trail, Richard (Louise) of Westbank and David (Rita) of Calgary. Further cherishing his memory are seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, many nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law. Predeceased by his parents and brothers: Al, Fernand, Edgar and Omar Gauthier. The family would like to thank Drs. Meyer, Kadar and Barnard and staff at Gateby for their excellent care during his illness. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in Henri’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Society, 865 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6P6. Cremation will precede a Celebration of Remembrance for family and friends which will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the Chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 4417 – 29th Street, Vernon, BC. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: vernon@pafs.net

Arrangements entrusted to

PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES

Vernon, 250-558-0866 Armstrong 250-546-7237