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Renaud "Reno" Leo Gauthier

February 8, 1932 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Renaud "Reno" Gauthier Obituary

Renaud "Reno" Gauthier
February 8, 1932 ~ January 26, 2024

In celebration of a life well-lived, we honour the passing of Renaud “Reno” Gauthier, loving husband of nearly 70 years to his “Honey” Jeannine.

Reno was known in his community of Wetaskiwin for his entrepreneurial spirit, contributions he made through service clubs and for his kindness to all that knew him. Family meant everything to Reno and he was happiest when they would gather at home to enjoy one of his famous prime rib dinners. Reno fed many people in the community over the years as a restauranteur, caterer and host. He had a second career as a commercial builder and owned several apartment buildings in Wetaskiwin. Reno helped many people start businesses, was a source of practical advice and led by example with honest, fair business practices. He was a loyal and caring friend and a great role model to his kids on how to treat others. Reno was determined to provide the best life possible for his children and grandchildren and supporting their education was a top priority.

Reno and Jeannine loved to travel with their friends and family around the world and put many miles on their motorhome. In his later years, he found great joy in his growing family, keeping his beloved Lexus clean, and harvesting tomatoes in the summer. Regardless of the health challenges he faced, he always kept his sense of humor and handled difficult situations with grace. He kept his grandchildren laughing right up to the end of his life.

Born in Coppen, Saskatchewan in 1932 and growing up in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, Reno met and married the love of his life, Jeannine Piche. Together they welcomed four children, Gilles (Jane), Colette (Harold Gahr), Leanne (Darryl Dreger) and Charline (Matt West). His life was enriched with the addition of five grandchildren, Curtis Bowie (Emma), Corey Bowie (Courtney), Mitchell Bowie (Hannah), Kyla Bowie (Brayden Bukkems) and Emilie Wall (Curtis), and four great-grandchildren, Ava, Brynn, Harper and Levi.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Wetaskiwin Hospital, Dr.'s Schlenther and De Wet, Family Pharmacy, AHS Homecare, Bethany Homecare, and Live Well Health Caregivers for the excellent care and support they provided to Reno and Jeannine.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wetaskiwin Hospital Foundation (6910 47 St, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 3N3).

A service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at Baker Funeral Chapel (5302-50 Avenue, Wetaskiwin, Alberta), with a reception to follow. A livestream of the service will be made available. 

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Celebration of Life
February 10, 2024

3:00 PM
Baker Funeral Chapel
5302 50 Avenue
Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0T1

Video is available for this event

Private Interment

Wetaskiwin Memorial Cemetery

Wetaskiwin, Alberta


Wetaskiwin Health Foundation
6910-47 Street, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 3N3, Wetaskiwin AB
Tel: 1-780-361-4130


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