Victor Emil Gaudard

Victor suffered a fatal heart attack on Feb. 21, 2009 while visiting in Kelowna and Westbank where he and Emilie had been checking on seriously ill relatives. He passed away at Kelowna General Hospital. He would have been 70 years old on May 5th.

Victor and Emilie were married for 24 years. Victor has two sons Denis in Winnipeg and Louie in Victoria as well as two granddaughters also in Winnipeg.

He was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba; his parents farmed near Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan later moving to Winnipeg and St. Boniface where Victor attended college. He joined the military and was stationed in Churchill for seven years. Following this, Victor had a variety of jobs in Winnipeg and then moved to Kelowna to care for his father and mother.

Victor made friends easily and worked well with his brothers in the Knights of Columbus for 20 years. After retiring he became interested in quilting and along with Emilie attended shows, helped the local guild when necessary and turned out quilts himself. His sons remember him as a thoughtful, helpful, friendly big guy with a big laugh and big heart. He was involved with their Scout troops, loved the outdoors, camping and fishing trips, vacation trips and Scout camps and the adventures that took place.

The Mass of Christian Burial took place March 6th at St. Joseph’s Church with Father George LaGrange O.M.I. celebrant.

Emilie wishes to thank all who attended and helped in any way to make the celebration the beautiful day that it was.

Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129, E-mail condolences to fischers@sunwave.net.