It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Elizabeth Gautreau. At the beautiful age of 94, she passed away peacefully on April 20th, 2020, at Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, with her daughter Bertha at her side.
She was the daughter of the late Camille Gautreau and late Béatrice (Leblanc) Gautreau and the loving wife of late Tilmon Maillet.
She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her son Harvey (Donna) Maillet of Riverview and her daughter Bertha (Jules) Desrosiers of Dieppe. She will also forever be in the hearts of her grandchildren, Marc (Josée) Desrosiers of Halifax, André (Manon) Desrosiers of Dieppe, Brian (Brandy) Maillet of Fort Nelson, Eric (Amanda) Maillet of Fredericton and Isabelle Richard of Fredericton. She was also the proud great-grandmother of Michaël, Nathan, Jérémy, Charles and Abigail. She will be sadly missed by a special step-grandson, Étienne Lavoie of Montreal. She will be dearly remembered by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
May she now find eternal peace with her parents and husband by her side as well as her brothers Alyre and Hervé, her daughter Kathy, her grandson Robert Maillet, and granddaughters Annie and Melissa.
Elizabeth's love for her family, friends and Church was evident in her commitment to anyone who shared her life. She was a member of Catholic Woman's League and took part in their meetings for as long as she could, which was a true testament of her devotion. Anyone who knew Elizabeth was fully aware that there was no greater gift in life than family. She made sure to imprint this value in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nothing made her happier than spending time with her family, enjoying a good meal followed by dessert of course and a good cup of tea. She enjoyed those gatherings to chat about everything and have good laughs, and we all know she had an infectious laugh. Her smile and genuine interest in our daily lives always made us feel important. Elizabeth was extremely proud of her family and made sure everyone was safe. It was of incredible importance to her to keep in touch with everyone she could. She led a full and happy life in many capacities as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend. Anyone who had the chance to know Elizabeth, is undoubtedly left with something special and unforgettable memories. Now is not only a time of sorrow but also a time for each of us to smile, laugh and cry at memories we have of her. We will all grieve in our own way but one thing is certain, Elizabeth has left us with a great wealth that no money can buy — family.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Auberge du Soleil, her home for the past several years. We also would like to extend our gratitude to the staff at Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, especially the Palliative Care Unit, who took great care of Elizabeth and allowed her daughter Bertha to be by her mother's side in this time of hardship with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Within the context of the current pandemic, the funeral will be held at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to Chartersville Funeral Home, 363 Amirault Street. Dieppe (857-1901).
You can send your condolences and donations to www.chartersville.com.
In Elizabeth's memory, donations to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated.