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Theodore Gouliquer

Mr. Theodore “Deedee” Gouliquer age 71, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on December 16, 2002, at home in Pinewood, Ont. Deedee was born on August 17, 1931 in Pinewood, Ontario. He was a farmer and resident of the Rainy River District all his life. He was born and raised on his parents farmstead north of Pinewood in Nelles Twp. Theo married Margaret Georgette Gaudry on April 19, 1954. After working the dredges at the Steep Rock Mine in Atikokan, ON for one year, Deedee and Georgette purchased the Bindoss’ homestead in Sutherland Twp. where he farmed and logged for 15 years. In 1971, they moved their family of 7 to a farm in Tait Twp. (Bird’s Nest Pass Farm). They farmed dairy and then beef, until the farm was sold in 2001. Subsequently, they built their retirement home along the Rainy River at Sundwall Rd. Theo resided there with Georgette, and terrorized the fish population, until his passing. Besides being a farmer, Deedee was an avid hunter, as many of his relatives and friends can attest to. Very few fall seasons went by without him tagging his deer and helping many others in their pursuit of the elusive but abundant whitetail deer. His success and accuracy of shot at whatever the distance will always be remembered, although we cannot recount the tales in his inimitable fashion.
Theo was predeceased by his parents, Pierre, Mary Anne (nee Pollard) and brothers, Arthur, Peter, and Antoine (Tony) brother/sister-in-laws: Madeleine, Rose, Marlene, Frank Huntley, and Hector Landry. Deedee will be sadly missed by his wife, Georgette, and his children: Brian (Audrey), Lynne (Carmen), Nancy (Pete) Tim (Yvonne), Wendy (Wayne), Sandra (Shaheen), and Michelle (Keith). Also mourning are Theo’s siblings: Hector (Irene), Irene Landry, Stella Huntley, Lawrence (Bob) (Olive) and Gerald (Mike) (Mary), and Mary (sister-in-law); his grandchildren; Amber, Brian, Arlene, Robert, Michael, Amanda, Margaret-Anne, PJ, Georgie, Theo, Catherine, Yassein, as well as numerous, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Friday, December 20, 2002 at 1 p.m. at Our Lady Of The Way Roman Catholic Church in Pinewood, Ontario. Father James Panikulam officiated with interment in the Pinewood Catholic Cemetery in Pinewood, Ontario.
Prayers were held Thursday evening at 7 p.m with visitation until 9 p.m. at Our Lady Of The Way Roman Catholic Church.
Active pallbearers were LaVerne Gouliquer, Ed Gouliquer, Albert Gouliquer, Orval Gouliquer, Reg Gouliquer, Tom Landry, Peter Landry, Duane Huntley and Tom McCormick.
Honourary pallbearers were Theo’s many friends, neighbours and family members.
Should family and friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to either the Building Fund - Our Lady Of The Way Roman Catholic Church, c/o Our Lady Of The Way Roman Catholic Church, Box 33, Pinewood, Ontario, POW 1N0, or the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 444, Fort Frances, Ontario, P9A 3M8