GAUDETTE, Gail Evyonne “Cooke” Leavitt – The death of the late Gail Evyonne (Cooke) (Leavitt) Gaudette, beloved wife of the late Aime Joseph Gaudette of Utopia, NB occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on October 29, 2022. Born at Blacks Harbour, NB on April 5, 1948, she was a daughter of the late Arnold Sr. and Lois Aileen (Seamans) Cooke.
A loving mother, grandmother and sister, she is survived by her daughter Mary Leavitt (Stephen Martin) of Utopia; grandchildren: Robert Leslie of Saint John, NB, Robin Leslie (Robert Barrio) of St. George, NB, Jeremy Leavitt of Utopia, Jenny Lee Leavitt (Ricky Holt) of Deer Island, NB and Jessica Leavitt of Utopia, NB and Quintin Leavitt (Jenna Mailett) of Blacks Harbour, NB; chosen granddaughter Brooklyn Herrington; great-grandchildren: Kira, Ashton, Paige, Rachael, Reese, Cloe, Cohen, Evan, Owen, Ella, Charlie, Camden and Desiree; brothers: John (Brenda) Cooke of Deer Island and Burton Cooke (Kathy) of Beaver Harbour, NB; son-in-law Eugene Leslie of Back Bay, NB; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husbands Aime Gaudette and Royce Leavitt, her daughter Winnifred Leslie, her sisters Jean Leavitt, Sally Barry, Janice Green, Violet Cooke and Connie Mcvicar, and her brothers Gerald, Wendell, Arnold Jr, Rufus, Lawrence and Vance.
Prior to her retirement, Gail worked several years for Connors Bros. in Back Bay, who was known for her speed and she was crowned champion several times of sardine packing. Gail loved eating good food, morning phone calls reaching out to her entire family, keeping everyone informed, she had a great sense of humor and enjoyed telling jokes, laughing and especially making other people laugh. She also had a fondness for country music and knitting for her family. Gail will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no formal visitation or service. A celebration of life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #40, St. George, NB on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 2 – 6 p.m. In Gail’s memory, donations to any food bank, homeless or animal shelter or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences may be placed at www.stgeorgefh.ca