In Loving Memory Of
Lorenzo “Al” Gauvin
1946 - 2023

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Lorenzo “Al” Emile Gauvin of Moncton, NB at the Albert House Hospice on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at the age of 76.  Al was born in Dieppe, NB and moved to Ontario at the age of 17 where he had a career as a hard-working truck driver and a notable musician “Al Govan and the Rhythm Masters”.   Al began his own company in Ontario as an independent broker and also drove a taxi in the Moncton area when he returned to his NB roots at the age of 63.

Al adored his loving wife of 21 years, Rita (Di Rienzo) and enjoyed playing music, travelling, and spending time with his family and friends.

Al was the proud father of Margaret Gauvin-Hopkins (Darrell) of Nova Scotia, Tina Gauvin (Robert Mackenzie) of Nova Scotia, and Irene Fox-Pechmann (Dennis) of Ontario, chosen daughters Sarah and Jennifer (Joel), grandfather to Elizabeth, Alicia, and Alannah, great grandfather to Faith, Kaidence, and Chase and Special “Grampy” to Justin, Jaxon, Jade, Shane, and Matthew.

Al is survived by his wife, his daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, his siblings: Robert (Vickie) Gauvin, Paul (Joanne) Gauvin, Lucille (Mike) Parent, George Gauvin (Brad) and their children and grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, and other family members, Maria Landry (Roger), Paul Leblanc, Moe LeBlanc (Annette) and their children, his
Mother-in-law Maria Di Rienzo and Brother-in-law, Carmine Di Rienzo.

Al was pre-deceased by his parents Doreen (nee Mazerolle) and George Gauvin, sisters Marguerite Gauvin and Jane Beattie (Doug), and special canine friend Oscar.

Visitation will be held at Passage-Chartersville (363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB) on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at the Royal Oaks Golf Club (401 Royal Oaks Blvd, Moncton, NB) from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.  Guests are encouraged to bring their musical instruments and voices to help commemorate his memory.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Moncton Albert House Hospice or a charity of your choice.

The family would like to say thank you to the wonderful staff and volunteers of Albert House Hospice for their loving care and comfort.

The family invites you to sign a book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.

Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center.

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26 comments

  1. May Al rest inpeace and our condolences to his wife and family and friends ,we met him at music and open Mike’s, many places ,good musician he was. Roger and Noella Fougere

  2. So sorry to hear about your loss Margie, Kathy and I are sending you and your family our sincere sympathies, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear father Maggie. We are sending our sincere sympathies to you, Darrell and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    Hugs,

  4. Nothing can prepare you for the loss of your daddy. Her dad is our pillar of strength, our biggest cheerleader, and loves us the most. My deepest sympathy to you and the family for your loss. We were fortunate enough to spend lots of music night with your dad and Rita. Forever remembered, forever missed, forever loved! Love, Sandra and Graham.

  5. To the family Al was a part of our family at Chuck’s Cartage for so many year from my mom my brother and I. Our condolences. May my father n son gave him a familiar hello. Kerry Marilyn Charles Jr

  6. Marilyn Chuck Jr and Kerry Lucas
    January 16 2023 6:12 pm

    So sorry to Rita and the girls for your loss . When Al was around time did not sit still. He loved action, music , and good conversation . our thoughts are with you at this time.

  7. My heart breaks for Al’s family and friends in this great sorrow. I’ve known the Gauvin family in Ontario for over 50 yrs, since a teenager, and several of them are family members of mine through marriage. Although I did not see Al that often, I always looked forward to seeing him at family gatherings when we were both able to be there, and enjoyed him entertaining us with his singing and guitar playing.
    I know he was greatly loved and will be terribly missed by family and friends. My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone and hope they have many fond memories of Al that bring them peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  8. Rita, I am so sorry for your loss. Al was such a kind and thoughtful man and you and his daughters were obviously his world. You have not just lost a husband, but your best friend. I can’t imagine what you are going through right now, just know that I’m here for you. Take comfort in all your memories of the wonderful times you both shared.

  9. I am thankful for the time that we got to spend together this summer, and all the places that I would not have been able to see if not for you. I am glad that you were able to meet your great great nieces, and we will be sure to tell them all about you. I will always remember our family Christmas gatherings. You will be missed at the end of the table. Rest In Peace uncle Honey .

  10. My heartfelt condolences for your loss, Rita. Thinking of you, wishing for peace, and sending love to your family as you celebrate Al’s life.

  11. Rita, my thoughts and heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Al, was such a kind man and always enjoyed talking to him at events. My deepest sympathy.

  12. To all of the family and especially Irene our deepest condolences from all your friends at Tiremaster.
    Our thoughts are with you and I know he will be deeply missed.

  13. Rita my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Cherish your memories as they will help you through.

  14. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you Irene (my beautiful daughter) and family. May he rest in peace.

  15. Dear Rita, Maggie, Tina, Irene, Robert, Paul, Lucille, Georgie, all Family and Friends,
    Please accept our condolences during this heartbreaking time of the loss of our Beloved Honey. We hope God blesses and comforts you in this sorrowful time and you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you Rest In Peace Honey. Thank you for leaving us a wonderful remembrance of you in your gift of beautiful music.

    Love Always~ MacIsaac Family XO

  16. Rita, please accept our sincerest condolences. We will not be able to physically attend the services for Al but know that we’ll be there in thoughts. Aldo, Rosie and family.

  17. I an thinking of you and yours during this mist difficult time. My thought and prayers are with you.

  18. Rita, our deepest condolences on the passing of Al. May you take comfort in the great memories that you shared together. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    Benny & Marlene Spensieri

  19. Rita or heart for condolences to you and your family during the loss of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.” Thinking of you”
    Be Well – Stay Strong
    Councillor Cecile Cassista
    Leo Cassista
    Cassistac706@gmail.com

  20. Rita
    Our condolences to you and your family during the loss of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.” “Thinking of you”
    Be well and Stay Strong
    Councillor Cecile Cassista
    Leo Cassista

  21. Dear Rita, Margaret and family – My sincere condolences on Al’s passing. I am grateful I got to know Al, he had quite the sense of humour and loved his family with every little bit of his being. I wish I could be there today but unfortunately I am not in town. Sending you my thoughts and prayers.

  22. Dear Rita, Maggie, Tina, Irène and the whole family,
    We wish to offer our most sincere condoléances at this most difficult time. We are all heart with you. He was a special person. Generous and loving. We will miss him. Our hearts and thoughts are with you. Sincerely Mazerolle family from Québec. Xxxxx

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