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252 Regent St.
Sudbury, ON P3C 4C8
Phone: (705) 673-9591
Fax: (705) 675-2998
Gilles Huneault

Gilles Huneault

Friday, February 5th, 1937 - Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
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HUNEAULT, Gilles - It is with heavy hearts the family announces his passing on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Health Sciences North. Beloved husband of Kay (Kathleen, nee Moyle) predeceased 2013. Loving father of Gregory (Catherine, nee Dennis), Lynn, and Laurie (David Stefanyshyn). Cherished grandfather of Benoit, Margaret, Kelsey and Ashley, and great-grandfather to twins due in July.Son of Laurent and Genevieve (nee Landriault) (both predeceased). Loving brother to Jean-Marie (Marg), Marguerite (Nino Favero), Helene Boivin (Leo, predeceased), Julienne (Don Gagnon, both predeceased), and Michel (Joyce, both predeceased). Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Gilles’ light shone brightest in the dark corners of human suffering, where he would courageously be a compassionate presence and strength to others in their physical, emotional, or spiritual pain wherever they were. He served his community as a firefighter until his retirement from the City of Greater Sudbury Fire Department. He served his faith community for decades as an usher at Christ the King Church, and he served his neighbourhoods in many ways, including establishing and maintaining a community rink at Princess Anne school yard, and responding to any call for a helping hand.
Gilles was a very creative person, often entertaining large family gatherings with his fiddle and, of course, his accordion tunes. Later, he enjoyed drawing and colouring. His daily Word Search activities until the very end were an expression of his love of vocabulary and language.
His unwavering religious faith was a foundation throughout his life. His belief that he would be reunited with his beloved Kay and family who have gone before him gave him and his family resilience during the challenging health issues he faced with dignity and acceptance during the last few years.
A special thank-you to his wonderful caregivers and staff at Extendicare Falconbridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to War Amps Canada.

Family Funeral Service in the
R. J. Barnard Chapel
Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home
233 Larch Street, Sudbury
Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 at 1pm.
Cremation with interment at the Civic Memorial Cemetery.
Family and friends can watch the service live stream here
For donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    R.J. Barnard Chapel
    Address
    233 Larch St
    Sudbury, ON P3B 1M2
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    Notes
    Private family service with livestream: Click here.
    Officiant
    Fr. Larry Rymes
  • Interment

    Location
    Civic Memorial Cemetery
    Address
    365 Second Ave N.
    Sudbury, Ontario P3B 3M4
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Ron Beltrame

Posted at 02:20pm
Dear Greg, Lynn, and Laurie, our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father. I will always remember him as a kind and gracious man who embodied the true sense of being a good neighbour. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Ron & Patricia Beltrame
Thornbury ON
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Taylor Murphy

Posted at 09:30am
As kids we would always wave at Uncle Gilles when he was sitting out on the porch. He'd usually tell us to wait, saying he'd be right back, and when he came back he had Mr. Freezies for all. Seeing him play some lively tunes on the concertina inspired me to pick up the accordion. Sincere condolences to his family and friends on the passing of such a generous man of integrity & joy.
RM

Roland Muzzatti

Posted at 09:13am
Greg and family:
Please accept my hearfelt sympathies upon the loss of your father.
Gilles was a long-serving, faithful and committed parishioner of Christ the King. I was particularly touched by the way he dealt with the difficult health challenges of the past few years with much courage and deep faith.
You, your father and the other members of your family have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
God Bless!
Roland
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Rita Bechard

Posted at 04:00pm
Our condolences to Greg, Lynn, Lori and their families. Gilles was one of our family’s most cherished friend. After sharing our lives for 50 years, we will miss his smile; his compassion and generosity. Gilles was everything a husband, father ,grandfather and a firefighter should be. Our loss will leave a place in our hearts that will never be filled until the day we meet again. Good bye my friend. Sincerely, Rita Bechard and family
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Carm Pitman

Posted at 06:21pm
Greg and family, so sorry for your loss. Gilles was on the same floor as my dad at Extendicare and he was always so kind and friendly. I will miss him. Carm Pitman
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