It is with deep sadness that the family of Gerald Paul Gouliquer, “Uncle Mike” of Thunder Bay announce his passing on Sunday, January 5th, 2020 at the age of 82. Born July 18th,1937 in Pinewood , ON to Pierre and Mary Anne Gouliquer of Pinewood, ON. Gerald lived most of his life within the Rainy River District. For a brief time he lived in Ear Falls, Ontario; where he married Mary Ellen Boote and raised 3 daughters.
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Gerald later settled in Thunder Bay and spent each summer at his off grid cabin in Pinewood. Gerald spent most of his early life farming cattle on the family homestead. He was very proud of the contributions he made to the cattleman's association and always remained a proud farmer. He later worked at Old Fort William and enjoyed his retirement socializing with his friends. He enjoyed singing and dancing several times a week at jam sessions in Thunder Bay and was enjoying the happiest part of his life with with a great group of friends.Gerald had a variety of interests and spent many days working on machinery, wood working,reading, playing music, gardening, writing his memoirs and enjoyed going out for coffee. But most of all,he enjoyed spending time with friends and family;especially his grandkids. Gerald was a quiet man that thought before speaking and lived life supporting and encouraging others.He could always be counted on to lend a listening ear and provide thoughtful advice. Though Gerald had a great sense of humour and quick wit, he will be remembered as a kind, private man who took the time to say hello and always had a smile for everyone.
He will be forever missed and remembered by his dear friend Isolde Hois; daughters Jennifer(Denis) Chamberlin, Colleen (Jason) Leduc, Leslie (Kevin) Anness; ex-wife and mother of his children Mary Ellen Gouliquer; grandchildren Danielle Chamberlin,Roselyne Chamberlin, Jake Leduc, Holly Leduc, Llevan Anness, Raeya-sunshine Anness, and Tristan Anness. Gerald is survived by his brother's Hector, Lawrence (Bob) (Olive), sister Stella Huntley, sister in law Georgette Gouliquer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Gerald was predeceased by his parents Pierre and Mary Anne (Pollard) Gouliquer. Predeceased by ex-wife Marlene Gouliquer, his siblings Arthur (Madeline), Pete (Mary), Irene (Hector), Antoine (Tony) (Rose), Theodore(DeeDee), sister in law Irene Gouliquer, brother in law Frank Huntley.
A service of celebration and remembrance will be held in Gerald’s memory on Friday January 17, 2020, 1 p.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home, Emo, Ontario. Interment will take place in Pinewood Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Rainy River District Fair (Facility Improvements) c/o Northridge Funeral Home, Box 89, Emo, ON P0W 1E0