Mr. Gauthier died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.
Born in Wotton, Quebec on July 23, 1940, he was the son of the late Philias and Lia Drapeau Gauthier. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Colette Gauthier.
Mr. Gauthier was a fighter pilot with the Canadian Armed Forces for 37 years, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was the leader of the Snowbirds Air Demonstration Team in 1975 and 1976. Mr. Gauthier enjoyed golfing, stained glass and woodworking in his spare time. He attended Grace Calvary Episcopal Church.
Surviving are wife of 35 years, Kay Gauthier of Demorest; son, Marc Gauthier of Barrie, Ontario; daughter, Danielle Eastman of Penticton, British Columbia; grandchildren, Dean Gauthier, Keith Gauthier, Victoria Eastman and Eric Eastman.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Doctors Without Borders, online at doctorswithoutborders.org or call 212-763-5779; St. Jude’s Children’s Research, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Grace Calvary Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 490, Clarkesville, GA 30523.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
November 2, 2012