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Alfred "Fred" Gauvin


Alfred "Fred" Gauvin

It is with great sadness that we announce that Alfred "Fred" Gauvin, passed away peacefully at his residence in Pointe-du-Chêne, on Monday July 20, 2020 at the age of 82. Born in Shediac, he was the son of the late Willie and Madeleine (Allain) Gauvin. Fred was the 6th in a family of 8 children and that he was the most annoying!

Fred liked to tease those he liked and that was his very own way of showing affection. He was a sales representative and entrepreneur during his long career in the power transmission parts industry in the greater Montreal area where he lived for nearly 40 years. He was passionate, curious, intelligent, handyman and competitive. He loved team sports which he played throughout his life. He enjoyed the camaraderie that reigned there, and it was the perfect context to play the jester and make people laugh! He loved thrills: he dived in Hawaii, skydived, rappelled into a cave in Mexico, and ziplined in Las Vegas. Fred had just celebrated his 59th wedding anniversary on July 15.

He will be sorely missed, and we ask you Lord to welcome him to you.

He is survived by his wife, Roberte (Belliveau) Gauvin; three children: Janice, Gilles (Renée) and Pierre (Julie) all of Montreal; three grandchildren: Maxime, Alex and Anthony; four brothers and sisters: Geneva (Jean-Victor Haché) of Valleyfield, QC, Léonard (Irène) of Brossard, QC, Fernande (Don Hatton) of Liscomb, NS and Lorenzo (Daphne) of TN; brothers in-law and sisters in-law, as well as many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

He is predeceased by his three brothers: Laurie (late Mercedes), Robert (late Rita) and Roméo (Lilianne).

The family will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, 396 Main Street, Shediac on Sunday August 9, 2020 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm only.

Visitation limit of 50 people in the funeral centre at any give point during visitation. Social distancing regulations are in effect.

Masks are mandatory to enter the funeral centre.

A private funeral mass will be celebrated at St-Joseph R.C. church, 415 Main Street, Shediac on Monday August 10. Interment will be in the St-Jacques-le-Majeur cemetery in Scoudouc.

The funeral will be videotaped and posted at the end of the day on his obituary at

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Scoudouc cemetery (415 Main Street, Shediac NB E4P 2B6) or to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, Shediac (532-3297). 

Words of comfort and online condolences may be forwarded through our website at: