Kathy (Martel) Gaudry

July 2, 1946 ~ March 8, 2019 (age 72)
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Isabelle Kathrine “Kathy” Gaudry  

July 2, 1946 – March 8, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Kathy Gaudry.  She passed away at the age of 72 with her husband of 57 years at her side and surrounded by her loving family. 

Kathy was born in North Battleford and later moved to the Lake Four area where she attended school. She met her husband at a box social and they were married in 1961. They initially lived on the Gaudry homestead and in 1973 moved to their farm.  Due to her declining health, Kathy had a room at Lakewood Lodge in Big River. She enjoyed her time there, but the farm was always home.

Kathy worked tirelessly alongside Robert gardening, farming grain, and raising cattle.  She also had many other jobs over the years. She drove a school bus.  She was a cook at Hwy 55 Service and Bells Beach. She worked at Belair’s Lucky Dollar, and she worked at the post office in Debden. Kathy was very busy during this time in her life, because she also continued to do what she loved the most. She was the best, and most loving mother that anyone would ever need.  Soon after her children were gone from home, she was offered the Post Master position in Big River. She happily remained there until she retired in 2015. 

Kathy was a very active, kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She completely, and unconditionally, loved her family.  In laws were made to feel like family long before they officially became family. Every grandchild and great grandchild knew Grandma G as a fun loving, welcoming, and important person in their life. She was always there for everyone and everything. There was rarely a time at the farm where some, or all, of her family were not out for a visit, a work bee, a meal, an Easter egg hunt, cutting wood, a birthday celebration, picking potatoes, bible camp, ball, kick ball, building a shed, cutting meat, or her favorite, a serious game of tuck. She always welcomed everyone at the Farm.  We didn’t need a reason we just went.

Kathy loved, she laughed, and she cried.  We all have an endless supply of cherished, beautiful, and personal memories of Kathy.  She holds a special place in the heart of every person who knew her and will always be remembered.

She was predeceased by her infant daughter, Alvena, her parents, Isabelle and Peter Martel, her sisters, June Martel and Yvonne Lindsey.

Kathy leaves to mourn her husband, Robert, her children Roberta (Richard) Hinson, Opal (Andy) Johnson, Paula (Claude) Belair, Alanna (Charlie) Beaulac, Rocky (Jennifer) Gaudry, Margo (Roger) Bonneau, 21 Grandchildren, 21 Great Grandchildren, Her Sister Sandra (Robert) Fontiane, her Brother Rod (Ellen) Martel, numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws.     

There will be a Funeral Mass held for Kathy on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Jean Baptiste RC Church in Debden with Father Michael Fahlman as Celebrant. Those wishing to send a donation in memory of Kathy may consider the Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home, Tammy Smart – Director (Debden 306-724-4474).

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