Obituary of Paul Joseph Gaudet
The death occurred peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside, P.E.I. on Tuesday, April 18th, 2023 of Paul Joseph Gaudet of Miscouche, P.E.I., aged 56 years. Paul was born in Summerside to his father the late Julien Gaudet and his mother Mildred (Gallant) Gaudet. Loving father of Donna Gaudet of Moncton, NB.
Survived by his siblings Francis (Janice), Donna (Ian) Dennison and Roy (Rosalie) as well as many nieces and nephews. Resting at the East Prince Funeral Home, 245 Pope Rd., Summerside until Friday April 21st, 2023 then to St. John The Baptist, Miscouche for a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m.
Interment to take place in the church cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations in Paul’s memory to Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Visiting hours on Thursday evening from 5 – 7 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the East Prince Funeral Home, Summerside, P.E.I.
Paul lived most of his life in Miscouche. At a young age he started working at Carr’s Farm, then Corcoran Farm Supply. Over the last 10 years or so he was employed seasonally by the City of Summerside. Paul was a friend to everyone and knew people every where he went.
He had his daily routine, which often included a visit to United Taxi stand at 6:00am with a coffee for the Dispatcher.
Paul had a love for life and for people in general. He would often babysit for friends and spoil their children with a bag of candy.
He had a great passion for old cars. He put together many models at home, which he proudly displayed. His pride and joy was his 1967 Plymouth Fury. Paul could not wait for the Classic Car Show, held every Friday evening in the summer.
About three years ago Paul started his journey with cancer. He never let it slow him down. However, over time it took a toll on his body.
Thank you to all Paul’s friends for visits, kind words and the many coffee (a small black with four sugar).
Thank you to the staff of Kensington Community Care, Susan MacDougall and all her staff for their excellent care and support to Paul and his family. Paul was fortunate to have spent the last three months at the Care Home, when he required more support.
Thank you to the EMS staff who got to know Paul really well over the past six months. Not everyone gets to go through the McDonald’s drive through in an ambulance. Thank you for granting that last request.
Thank you to Dr. Whitlack and the amazing staff at the Cancer Clinic at Prince County Hospital. A special thank you to Dr. Coetzee, Dr. Stewart and Dr. Cherian as well as the many kind, caring staff on the Medical Palliative Wing. Paul received great care and was treated like the special person he was.
Paul had his family by his side for the last two weeks and made sure he was never alone. The staff never made them feel that they were in the way and did everything possible to make their stay comfortable.
Paul will be greatly missed by a large number of friends and family, especially his dear Mother and his Daughter.
In the late 1980's, a group of citizens from the East Prince area met to discuss the possibility of establishing a co-operative funeral home. Two such homes were operating successfully in Prince County, namely the West Prince Funeral Home in Palmer Road and the Evangeline Funeral Home in Urbainville. As a result, on January 24th, 1989, the East Prince Funeral Co-operative Ltd. was formed.
East Prince Funeral Home
245 Pope Rd, Summerside, PE C1N 5T2, Canada
Phone: (902) 436-0915
Fax: (902) 888-3112