GAUDET, Ernest “Mel” Melbourne – The passing of Ernest “Mel” Melbourne Gaudet, husband of M. Theresa (Chevarie) Gaudet of Blacks Harbour, NB, occurred on December 21, 2019 at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, NB. Born in St. Stephen, NB, on October 18, 1938, he was the son of the late Ernest and Helen (McLanaghan) Gaudet.
A loving husband, father and grandfather, in addition to his wife Theresa, he is survived by his sons, Sammy (Judy) Gaudet of Alberta, Joey (Cindy) Gaudet and Kevin Gaudet, both of British Columbia; one daughter, Belinda Gaudet of British Columbia; stepsons, Mark Gaudett (Kim Russell) of Beaver Harbour, NB, Michael Gaudett (Raeann Kelly) and Jeff (Gail) Gaudett, both of Blacks Harbour, NB; one stepdaughter, Melinda Gaudett of Blacks Harbour, NB; grandchildren, Jess (Effy), Connor, Justin, Jordan, Laura, Tyler and Dexter; one step-granddaughter, Christy (Justin); one step-great-granddaughter, Leah; one nephew, Randy Armstrong; and many cousins.
In addition to his parents, Mel was predeceased by his sister Donna Armstrong.
Mel was a veteran, having served with the Royal Canadian Air Force as an Aircraft Mechanic from 1956-1961 and then again in 1965-1987. A social man, he could strike up a conversation wherever he went. He enjoyed the outdoors and spent many hours hunting or cutting wood. He liked to play a good game of washer toss and enjoyed making washer toss sets for his family and friends. In his spare time, he could be found tending his garden, doing his yard work or dancing in the kitchen with his beloved wife Theresa. Mel was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #39 in Blacks Harbour and his love and humour will be greatly missed by his family.
Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533), 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB. As per Mel’s request there was no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated from the Stella Maris Catholic Church, Blacks Harbour, NB, on Friday, December 27, 2019 at 11 a.m., with Father Rolando Suplido officiating.
In Mel’s memory, donations to Charlotte County Cancer would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences may be placed at www.stgeorgefh.ca