In Loving Memory Of
Colombe Gautreau
1950 - 2022

Moncton, NB – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Colombe (Bourque) Gautreau, of Moncton, NB, on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at the Moncton Hospital, at the age of 72, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Colombe is survived by her children Nadia (Theo) and Réjean Gautreau, her grandson Nicholas and her two little dogs who adored her: Mya and Bella. She is also survived by two brothers Jean-Claude (late Ginette) and Donald (Annette), two sisters Claudine and Claudette (Harry), a sister-in-law Carole (late Guy), as well as her nieces and nephews: Daniel, Michelle, Marie-Claude, Marie-Josée, Jean-François, Martin and Rémi. She was predeceased by her parents Claude and Stella (Landry) Bourque, her brother Guy and her sister-in-law Ginette.

Colombe was a nurse for many years. She first worked at the hospital in Saint-Quentin, then at the Moncton Hospital, the Addiction Treatment Centre of Moncton and at the Résidence Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur in Dieppe.

The family would like to thank most sincerely all those who tried and succeeded in making Colombe’s life more comfortable over the past two years: Dr. Annick Lepage and her team at the Dermatology Clinic, the nurses at Clinic C of the Moncton Hospital, the care team at the Oncology Department (Dr. Rachel Blackman and Dr. Maude Landry and all the nurses). Colombe lost her battle with cancer but never lost her sense of humour.

Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16 at the Chartersville (Passage) Funeral Home in Dieppe. A life ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. at the same location.

 If desired, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB, (506) 857-1901.

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  1. So sorry to see this. Our sincere sympathy to the entire family.
    We shared a lot of adventures and will cherish those moments!
    Rick and Nicole Shanks

  2. May you rest in peace.My condolences to your family and friends. May they find comfort in the treasured memories you shared.

  3. Will miss you my sweet friend ❤️ Sincere sympathies to the whole family . Lots of good times spent ,especially working together and the last few years with our regular coffee dates.

  4. Mes plus sinceres sympathies a toute la famille de Colombe.Mes prieres sont avec vous autres dans ces temps difficiles.Repose en paix Colombe.

  5. My deepest condolences to Colombe’s family and closest friends. I was privileged to know Colombe while working at Addiction Services. I admired her strength, determination and courage. I will always remember her warm smile, kind heart and bright sense of humour. Dearest Colombe, God has called you to your heavenly home where you will rest in perfect love, peace and happiness. You are so loved and will be dearly missed, but your memory will live on forever in our hearts.

  6. My deepest sympathy and condolences to all Colombe’s family. I worked with her at the Moncton Hospital on Pediatrics for over 20 years. Years ago a group of 6 of us used to gather at Vitos most Friday nights to laugh and eat supper. We had some fun times working and socializing. She liked to laugh for sure and was very funny too. She will be missed. May she rest in peace and be free form pain. She will be missed but forever in the hearts of those who knew her.

  7. My sincerest condolences to the family . Colombe stood by Sharon in the most difficult times ;she truly had a positive impact on each of us. What made Colombe so special was her continuous love, care , kindness and compassion ,I thank you for being a wonderful caregiver and friend to Sharon and I. You will be missed very much .

  8. Nicholas and the Gautreau Family,

    Nicholas, I was sadden to see the passing of your grandmother in the newspaper. She was a delight to chat with when she dropped by the MCA school office from time to time years ago. As well we would see each other occasionally at church or out in the community. I know that she will leave a big void in your life and I just needed to let you know how sorry I was to see this notice. We will be praying for you and your family over the next few weeks and months ahead. Our sincere condolences.

  9. My sincere condolences, Claudine and Nick and family. What a joy to have known Colombe and to have thoroughly enjoyed travelling and exploring many parts of Europe with her. May you be comforted by the Father’s peace during this difficult time.

    Suzanne Trites

  10. I am remembering happy trips to a Europe with Colombe, Claudine and Nic! I’m remembering long conversations with Colombe as we took care of the two year olds on Tuesday mornings. May the Lord comfort you as adjust to the fun, vibrant, caring presence of dear Colombe. I’m sorry I can’t attend t the visitation or funeral and tell you this in person, but I’m thinking of you and praying for you today.

  11. Oh my goodness. So sorry to read this. Never worked with her but certainly knew her from the hospital.

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