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.