Gaston “Gus” Lavoie
Gus passed away Friday, July 16, 2021 at the age of 74. He leaves behind his lovely wife Lynn (nee Shortt), his sons, Michael Lance (Kerri Jo) of North Bay, Dan Christopher (Robynne) of North Bay, Leo (Alexandra) of Montreal and step-daughter Cheryl Lee Carver of Barrie. He also leaves behind grandchildren; Karl, from Three-Rivers, Kathleen from Montreal, Crystal from Barrie, Alesha (Julian) from Toronto and never to be forgotten his best little buddy Finley.
He was preceded in death by his parents Emilas and Rollande Lavoie (nee) Levesque of Rimouski, QC and both 91, also by his sister, Jocelyne (Jean-Noel) Rimouski QC. He leaves behind his sister Diane (Jean-St-Pierre) Boucherville QC, his brother Valere (Claudette Bordeleau) Quebec City QC, his sister Sylvie (Gerald Michaud) Rimouski QC, his sister Guylaine (Jean-Guy Beaulieu) Boucherville QC, his brother Francis ( partner Denise Banville) Rimouski QC, his sister Brigitte (partner Michael Ouelette) Rimouski QC, and his sister Edith (Andre Desilet) Victoriaville QC. He also leaves behind numerous nephews and nieces.
Gus was a member of the military for 33 years as an Aviation Technician. He worked on many models of CF aircraft including Fighters, Transport and Helicopter during his service. He was also in charge of the maintenance for the Search & Rescue unit at Trenton ON. At the time of his retirement in 1997, he was holding the position of CWO for the Fighter Group HQ in North Bay ON.
The Lavoie family would like to thank Dr. James Truong, and the amazing homecare and hospice staff for your kindness and dedication.
Family receiving friends at Hillside Funeral Services, 362 Airport Rd, on Saturday July 31, 2021 from 12 until 2 pm. A celebration of his life will follow at 2 pm at the funeral home. As per current COVID 19 directives the total number of attendees is limited and masks or face coverings are required inside the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Nipissing Serenity Hospice would be appreciated.
“The toughest battles are given to the strongest soldiers” ~unknown Origin
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