Obituary for Andre Joseph Gareau
André Joseph Gareau was born in Bellevue SK on January 14, 1940 to Eugénie and Camille Gareau. He passed away peacefully at the Elisabeth Bruyère Hospital in Ottawa ON, after a brief illness, on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the age of 77. André grew up on the farm in Bellevue, as the youngest boy in a family of 14 children. After obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Saskatchewan, André moved to Ottawa to begin his career in Statistics. He worked for the federal government for 40 years. André was a gentle man, who lived a simple life. His smile was welcoming and at times, held a hint of mischief. His passions were world-wide travel; he loved to explore new places. Every year, he was planning his next trip to a far-off land, or back to Saskatchewan or British Columbia to visit family. He also enjoyed the opera, classical music and old western movies. André had a collection of opera records and old movies. André leaves to mourn his sisters: Edna Gaudet of North Battleford, SK, Olive (Ray) Michaud of Saskatoon, SK, Juliette Gaudet of Prince Albert SK, and Sr. Gertrude Gareau of Prince Albert SK; his brother Bro. Charles Gareau of Montreal, PQ; his sister-in-law Lucille Gareau of Prince Albert SK, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.