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Jean Paul Gaudet

Jean Paul Gaudet

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Jean Paul, at the age of 77, on November 15, 2023, at Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp after a courageous 15-month battle with ocular melanoma. He was born on February 1st, 1946 to the late Joseph and the late Marie Jeanette (Roche) Gaudet.

Along with his parents, he was pre-deceased by his brother, René. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Claudette (Muise) Gaudet; children Mona (Albert) Poirier, and Guy (Stuart Gray) Gaudet; and his most beloved grandson, Jocelyn Poirier; sisters, Adrienne Deveaux, Géraldine (Wilfred) Bourgeois, Bibianna Gaudet; and brother, Yvon (Pauline) Gaudet. He is also survived by many brothers and sisters in-law; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; godchildren; Keith Muise and Shelda Campbell.

He began his life as a businessman in 1969, by taking the helm with his brother of Gaudet Building Contractors. He was the co-founder of Chéticamp Boatbuilders and Acadian Communications.

Jean Paul’s kindness and gentle spirit touched the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know him. A man of few words, he spoke volumes through his actions and influence on others, leaving an indelible mark on those he encountered.

A creative genius in various realms, he wore many hats as an entrepreneur, community builder/volunteer, contractor, painter, woodworker, and “musician”.  His passion for life was evident in his continuous pursuit of new projects and self-improvement, a trait that inspired everyone around him.

Above all, he cherished his role as a dedicated family man, finding his greatest joy in being a loving father and grandfather. A paragon of virtue, he served as an exceptional role model for all who crossed his path, seeing the good in everyone. He leaves behind a legacy of warmth, creativity, and unwavering love. In the hearts of his wife, two children, and one special grandchild, his spirit will forever live.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 20th, 2023, from 7-9 pm, at Chéticamp Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 21st , 2023 at 10:30 am at l’Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, la Paroisse Saint-Pierre, or a charity of your choice.


  • Tracy and Camille Poirier December 15, 2023 4:12 pm

    Nos sincères condoléances, Mona, Albert, Jocelyn et Claudette. Love and hugs to you during this painful time and always.

  • Anna Gaudet November 23, 2023 9:00 pm

    Claudette & family: We were sorry to hear about Jean-Paul’s passing. Our most sincere condolences are with you. May he rest in peace. George & Anna Gaudet from Oshawa, ON.

  • Anna Gaudet November 23, 2023 8:52 pm

    So sorry to hear about Jean Paul’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to Claudette & family. May he rest in peace……George & Anna Gaudet

  • Helen Courchene November 22, 2023 11:08 am

    My deepest sympathy to Claudette and Paul is family, rest in peace, Paul. Love ❤️

  • Peter Ford November 20, 2023 8:24 pm

    Sending my heartfelt condolences to the entire family.
    May the happy memories provide peace and comfort during this challenging time.
    Peter Ford

  • Rosie Grace November 20, 2023 3:39 pm

    Sincerest Condolences to Claudette and family, as well as Jean Paul’s numerous friends. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Jean Paul was such a kind & generous soul which he demonstrated often as one of my former employers at CHNE-TV. May he Rest in Eternal Peace. xo

  • Darlene Paturel November 19, 2023 2:32 pm

    On envoie nos sincères sympathies en ces moments difficiles. Vous êtes dans nos pensées .
    Darlene et Jean-Marc Paturel et Dora Aucoin

  • RAYMOND LEFORT November 19, 2023 8:09 am

    Toutes nos sympathies à Claudette et la famille. Un choc…
    Raymond et Colette

  • Ginette Mills November 18, 2023 2:40 pm

    Our deepest condolences to Claudette, Guy, Mona, Albert & Jocelyn and all his family and friends. May the good memories you have of Jean Paul bring you peace during this difficult time….Sending big hugs Ginette & Steve Mills

  • Bruce Boswell and Graham Gladstone November 18, 2023 2:39 pm

    Dear Guy, Stuart, and Family,

    We are deeply sorry to hear about your father’s passing. His strength and grace through challenging times were truly inspiring. May your cherished memories bring you comfort and peace during this difficult period. Our thoughts are with you all.

    Our heartfelt sympathy,

    —Graham and Bruce

  • Frances MacDougall November 18, 2023 10:52 am

    So sorry to read this sad news, always enjoyed meeting him and Claudette, in Cheticamp or wherever, the conversation was always good. He will be missed by all who knew him.
    My sincere condolences to Claudette and family.

  • Mike and Honorine Mac Mullin November 18, 2023 10:00 am

    Claudette, Mona, Albert and all the Gaudet Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God bless!

  • Charlie November 18, 2023 9:39 am

    My deepest to all family members involve

  • Alvin Deveau November 18, 2023 9:08 am

    Nos plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille.

  • Gelas November 18, 2023 8:51 am

    My sympathies to the family. Had a few jam sessions at his place; great guy to be with.

  • Marielle & Wayne LeBlanc November 18, 2023 12:07 am

    So sorry to hear of Jean Paul’s passing. Our deepest condolences to Claudette & all his family & friends. May he rest in peace.

  • Wayne & Marielle LeBlanc November 18, 2023 12:05 am

    So sorry to hear of Jean Paul’s passing. Our deepest condolences to Claudette & all his family & friends. May he rest in peace.

  • David & Kathleen Deveau November 17, 2023 11:27 pm

    Our most sincere condolences to his family and friends. May you cherish the wonderful memories ♡

  • René Crépeau November 17, 2023 11:11 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to all the family. Much love from Pittsburgh.

  • Ethel Clark November 17, 2023 10:07 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Jean Paul was a kind and gentle neighbor and respected by all who knew him. The obituary was beautifully written.

  • Claude AuCoin November 17, 2023 9:37 pm

    Very sorry for your loss, Jean Paul was my boss, my very great friend, partner in pool and I will miss him forever! I know God has reserved a very special place for him!

  • Nicolle November 17, 2023 9:26 pm

    Omg, i am so sorry to hear this just now. My most sincere sympathies to all his family and friends. Regards, Nicolle Desveaux

  • Emile Chiasson November 17, 2023 8:29 pm

    Our deepest Sympathies to the whole family ………. from Emile/Suzette

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