It is with profound sadness and heavy heart that the family of Marc Joseph Paul-Emile Gaudreau announces his unexpected passing on August 7, 2015.
Marc was born on January 22, 1964. Growing up in Hornpayne, ON, he attended Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School and then Hornpayne High School. Upon graduating from high school he entered the work force, starting with CN Rail, Haavaldsrud, and the Ministry of Transportation.
In 1988 he met the love of this life, Bobbie and her 3 children, and he fell in love with all 4 of them. Then in 1989 he got a transfer and they moved to Nipigon as a family. June 29, 1991 he and Bobbie married with their children at their side. Then in 1994 their family was completed when they became a family of 6, welcoming a beautiful baby girl.
While in Nipigon, Marc did many things besides working for the Ministry. He drove bus for the school board, worked as a volunteer ambulance attendant and the auxiliary police force. While doing these things he made many lifelong friends.
In 2001, Marc transferred to Thunder Bay, where he lived till his passing. In 2005 he started working for the City of Thunder Bay Sanitation Department, then in 2010 moving to where his passion was, to the Roads Department.
Marc lived every day to the fullest with a smile on his face. His loud voice and contagious laugh could be heard from everywhere. He had many passions in life, weight lifting, motor bikes, playing jokes on his friends but especially his family. He was so very proud of his wife and children but most of all he was proud of his grandchildren. God had blessed him with 5 grandchildren that had made his life perfect. It was when he was with them he was the happiest.
Marc was welcomed into heaven by his two best friends David Rees, Serge Berube and his brother in laws Chaps (Andre Chaput) & Bill Foley. He is survived by his wife Bobbie, his son A.J (Kelly), and his daughters Tara (Rodney), Shannon (James) and Dailyn (Rob). His pride and joy, his grandchildren, Abby, Mason, Jordan, Pearson and Kohen. His parents Adrienne and Camille, siblings Michel (Collette), Monique (Dan), Madeleine, Laurie (Jack). His in laws Robert and Marjorie Abbott. His brother in law Michael (Nadine), sister in law Margaret (Emmanuel), and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service for the Late Marc Gaudreau will be held at St Michaels of all Angels Anglican Church on Saturday August 22, 2015 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or RESP for his grandchildren contact family for further information. In the famous word of Marc, “Have an Eye!”