1944 - 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Paul Godmaire on February 21, 2020 at the Gatineau Hospital at the age of 75. He was the husband of Monique Barbe and the son of the late Lucien Godmaire and the late Florida Bédard.
He leaves his wife Monique with whom he shared 54 beautiful years of happiness and love, the loving father of his children André (Ciona MacSween), Alain (Chantal Legault) and Hélène (Martin Gaudet), and the devoted grandfather of his grandchildren, Frédérique Blais-Godmaire (Alexandre Auger), Camille Blais-Godmaire, Cedric and Tristan Dumais, and Xavier Godmaire. He also leaves an adopted son Gaétan, a godson Daniel, his sisters Raymonde (late Gérard Legendre), Janine (late Warren McNally), Monique Denis Fournier) and Sylvie (Germain Montminy), and several nieces and nephews, and many bowling friends. He was preceded by his brother Marcel (late Diane Beaulne).
Paul will be remembered as a man of heart who was devoted, impartial and passionate about the sport of 5-pin bowling and fishing. We will remember his 47 years of volunteer work, particularly for young bowlers in the region. He was a coach, the founder and a president of the CQJQQ for many years. Paul received highly deserved recognition for involvement in the sport of bowling, with his induction into the Club des Ambassadeurs de Tourisme Outaouais in 2002 and 2010. He was named Meritant Citizen of the City of Gatineau at the 2004 Gala Méritas. He was recognized in the House of Municipalities in 2010 by the member for Hull-Aylmer, Marcel Proulx for the organization of the Canadian Young Bowlers Championship in the Outaouais. In 2018, Paul was awarded the Jack Fine President’s award by Bowling Canada. This was a great honour to recognize all of his work in the sport of 5-pin bowling not only with young people but also for his support for the bowling industry in Canada. All these years of volunteering were his passion. He took great pride in seeing all of these young bowlers practicing the sport of 5-pin bowling and allowing them access to different levels, regardless of their skill level. He will be fondly remembered as the ardent defender of French with Bowling Canada.
Paul was also passionate about nature, fishing excursions with friends, and later with his sons in La Vérendrye Park. The last few years on the small bridge near the chalet or by pontoon on the lake to tease the little sunfish with his grandchildren, it was pure happiness for him.
The religious service, in the presence of the ashes, will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 12 p.m. in the St-René-Goupil church located at 400 Raymond street in Gatineau. The family will receive condolences at the church starting at 11:15 a.m.
Your expressions of sympathy can translate into a donation to the Parkinson Outaouais Association.
The family would like to thank all the emergency staff and the personnel from the 5th north at the Gatineau Hospital for all their compassionate care. We would also like to thank all the people who directly or indirectly supported us during these difficult years, and especially the exceptional people, Mr. and Mrs. St-Louis.
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