Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Bluewater Health, Gaetan Claude Bigras passed away at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Mary Bigras. Loving father of Leo (Diane), James (Tracy) and the late Michelle (Joe). Cherished grandfather of Chad (Nicole), Rachel, Mitchell, Shelby and Olivia. Treasured great-grandfather of Maddox and Harper. Predeceased by his parents James and Juliett and his brothers Rajean and Real. Gaetan was a proud retired member of the Carpenter’s Local 1256 of Sarnia. He was an avid Montreal Canadiens fan and an animal lover. Gaetan lived every day to its fullest, and was a passionate and loving family man. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held at St. Benedict’s Church, 1011 Oak Ave, Sarnia, on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Sarnia and District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).