Alfred Joseph Gauthier

August 21, 2017 20 Condolences Print Obituary

Alfred Joseph Gauthier

Born May 30, 1925, Plamondon, Alta, passed away August 18, 2017, after a brief battle with Leukemia at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, lovingly surrounded by his family.

Alfred was predeceased by his first wife Yvette {Menard} Gauthier in 1991, his Parents Isidore and Mary Gauthier, 7 brothers; Clifford, Willard, William 1st, Alvey, Albert, William 2nd, & Urban plus 5 sisters; Stella, Louise, Florence, Emma, & Annette; his two son in laws, Mel Matvichuk, and Doug Reitzel, and his daughter in law Carol Gauthier.

Alfred is survived by his second wife Nancy, his four children Denis Gauthier, Sherwood Park, Ab, Jeanne Matvichuk, Edmonton, Ab, Luci Roy [Roger], Spruce Grove, Ab and Paulette Biggar [Doug], Spruce Grove, Ab, 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 3 step sons; Donald, Robert & David Pfeifle as well as 2 step grand children.

A Catholic funeral Mass will be held on August 25th, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in his home town parish of St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in Plamondon, Alberta, with internment of his ashes immediately following at the Plamondon Cemetery. Cremation and memorial arrangements conducted by Trinity Funeral Home in Edmonton, Alberta.

  1. So sorry to hear this. I knew him as a wonderful fiddler and sure enjoyed being in his presence. Luci, Jeanne and all the family, please accept our deepest sympathies.

    Calvin & Rhea

  2. My sympathy, Luci. It is hard to lose our dad,despite his age. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your VDO neighbor, Pat Ducommun

  3. How do you express in words the depth of your sympathies to such a wonderful and gentle man and to all of his family. Maurice had the good fortune of having him for an Uncle as well as learning so many things of the trade under him. Please take the warmth from the people that surround you and share in the great memories and much laughter in the years to come. He will be missed by so many and all of his talents. May he RIP.

  4. Our sincere condolences to you Nancy and the family . Alfred was a gentle man and and a very good entertainer when it came to playing his fiddle. We will miss him.

  5. Our hearts are sad at the thought of losing not only an uncle but an entertainer of the highest quality. Uncle Alfred your smile was always one that we could count on. We will continue to remember the card playing nights, the special times you took to teach us your carpentry skills and your contagious laugh! Rest peacefully uncle.

  6. Our deepest symphathy to Nancy and the family

  7. My sincere condolences to the family. Uncle Alfred was sure a lively and kind man and I’ll always remember his contagious laugh. He is going to be missed by so many.

  8. We are truly so sorry for the lost of one of our favourites, Uncle Alfred Gauthier. He was an awesome entertainer, not only with his fiddle which we loved,but with his jokes and laughter…..RIP uncle and to all of your family our sincere condolences.

  9. Our hearts go out to you Lucy and Roger. You spike so highly of your father and his wonderful fiddling. Take comfort in the fact you are able to carry on his legacy in your amazing musical talents! Hugs.

  10. Theresa Plamondon and Mike Kronebuch
    So sorry for your loss Nancy and family. He was a great person and excellent entertainer and I enjoyed having the pleasure of playing music with him. We sure will miss him dearly.

  11. So sorry to hear about Alfred’s passing. My deepest sympathies to Nancy and the family. He spoke very highly of all of you. He was a beautiful man, with such a kind heart. I’ll miss his jokes and stories. It was a privilege and a pleasure being his family physician all these years.

  12. Dear Nancy and family I am so very sorry for your loss, Alfred was a sweet and kind man You will all be in my thoughts and prayers

    Sheila Guthrie

  13. I knew right away who this is! My Grandpa Albert was his brother. So sorry to hear. Alfred was always in a good mood, or so it seemed. May God Bless you and your families and may He comfort you during this time of loss. Heaven has welcomed him HOME!

  14. Our thoughts are with the entire family, I am lucky to have had the chance to of met him,he will be thought of missed by all. May he rest in peace.

  15. We last saw Alfred at the North American Fiddle Championships in Radway in July 2016. As usual he won in his class. Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. Many memories of all the family in the Fort McMurray days. May those happy memories carry you through this trying time. Art & Sylvia

  16. Dear Nan, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your sons, daughter in law Doris and your precious girls. It was a privlige to know Alfred. We had so many
    good times and travels together.
    We will miss seeing him across the street. Stay strong.
    Love always, Pat and Orval

  17. So very sorry for your loss Nancy and family… Alfred was a wonderful, talented man who not only loved The Lord ; but loved everyone he came into contact with. His smile and gentle nature won so many beautiful friends. I know it will never seem the same without him…but remember …he is always there in your heart. He loved you all dearly. He will be waiting for you at the pearly gates ? With a big hug!
    May God give you peace, strength and wonderful memories in the days ahead.

  18. sympathy, from a far cousin Gauthier (same ancestor Gauthier) from Québec

  19. Our deepest sympathies to all the family!

  20. To Jeanne, Luci, Paulette, Denis and all the extended family of Alfred.

    So sorry to hear of Alfred’s passing. He was a kind and generous soul who gladly shared
    his knowledge with all. His influence upon my musical progress was profound, and I fondly
    recall the times I was privileged to listen to him, and to play with him. His passing leaves a
    void impossible to fill.

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