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GAUTHIER, André D. Col. (Ret'd) Peacefully in the presence of family on Thursday October 26, 2017 at the age of 82. Predeceased by his loving wife Francoise (nee Proulx), his son Jacques, brother Edouard (Savitri) and his sister Louise. He leaves behind his loving children Edouard (Anna) of Winnipeg and Madeleine (Harry McHugh) of Victoria. Beloved grandfather of Bryce and Chantal Gauthier and Charlotte and Scout McHugh. He is survived by his brother Paul (Sandy) of Montreal, sister Michelle of Seattle and sister-in-law Jacqueline (André) of Ottawa. André was a very accomplished military officer and diplomat with a distinguished career ranging from the former Colonel Commandant of NDHQ, military advisor to the MBFR Talks in Vienna and Military Attaché. He was also a very gifted artist and sculpted many statues and monuments that recognize the many branches of the Canadian Armed Forces. On October 21, 2017 his last monument, "The Return" was unveiled in Kirkland, QC in honor of returning soldiers. Also Astronaut Chris Hatfield will be receiving a statue on October 28, 2017, the Birchall Leadership Award. He worked tirelessly to the very end, it's now time to rest. Rest in peace Papa. Family and friends may pay respect at the Kelly Funeral Home-Orleans 2370 St. Joseph Blvd Orleans, On K1C 1G1 613-837-2370 Thursday November 2, 2017 after 9 am followed by a Funeral Mass at Paroisse St-Joseph, 2757 Boul. St. Joseph at 11 a.m. In memoriam donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Oct. 28, 2017
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