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Wiley Proctor Gaudet


Wiley Proctor Gaudet

"Don’t be sad when I’m gone.

Be happy we were together."


It is with deep sadness that our family announce the passing of Wiley Gaudet, on December 27th, 2023.  He passed peacefully at the St. Stephen Charlotte County Hospital.  Born October 20, 1950, in Fredericton Junction, he was the son of the late James and Edith (MacDonald) Gaudet.

Wiley leaves behind Dorothy, his wife of 50 years, and their two children, Sara (Scott) Hill and Dean Gaudet.  He was a loving grandfather to Emily, Olivia, and James; brother to Leah (Jean Paul) Arseneau and to Hardy Gaudet; brother-in-law to Dave Pickard and to Jean Calder (Terry Embelton);  nephew to aunt, Peggy; uncle to nieces and nephews:  Natalie (Chris), Greg (Lauren), Chris (Angela), Ashley, Alesha (Scott), Matthew and Nicholas; grand-nieces and -nephews:  Brandon, Elizabeth, Gavin, Gabriel, and Hardy; and many cousins.  He also leaves behind many great friends.

Wiley was predeceased by his sister Andrea Pickard, sister-in-law Juanita Gaudet, niece Lori Gallagher, brother-in-law Brian Gallagher, brother and sister-in-law Bob and Barb Calder, and niece Jennifer Calder.

Wiley graduated from Oromocto High. He was one of the 15 graduates of the first graduating class of Holland College Atlantic Police Academy, PEI, in 1971.  This group of 15 remained friends for the next 50+ years with reunions and regular visits.  He worked as a federal fisheries officer for a few years, then was employed at Point Lepreau Generating Station and retired from there after 34 years.  Wiley operated his parking lot line painting business for 17 years.  He loved camping trips with his family every summer.  Wiley liked a clean car.  You could see him washing his vehicles in the driveway every couple of days.  Wiley loved walking the river trail each morning and chatting with many great people along the way.

Our family would like to thank the many wonderful nurses within the Eastern Charlotte Extra-Mural program for their care and kindness.  Also, thanks to the staff at the St. Stephen Charlotte County Hospital and the Oncology Dept at the Saint John Regional Hospital.  We wish to thank all friends who sent love and prayers his way, and those who called and visited.  He enjoyed those times.

Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (506-755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB. Visitation will be held at the Christ Church (Anglican), Pennfield on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. The Funeral Service will take place at the church on Thursday, January 4th, 2024 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Canon Caleb Twinamastiko officiating. The interment will be held in the Pennfield Rural Cemetery in the spring. In Wiley’s memory, donations to Charlotte County Cancer would be appreciated by the family.
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Service Date
Thursday, January 4, 2024
Service Time
2:00 pm
Service Location
Christ Church (Anglican), Pennfield, NB

January 3, 2024
Visitation Time
2-4 and 6-8 pm
Visitation Location
Christ Church (Anglican), Pennfield, NB

Burial Location
Pennfield Rural Cemetery, Pennfield NB

Requested Charity
Charlotte County Cancer