Gareau, Aurian Leopold “Paul” of St. Thomas, passed peacefully, on Thursday, August 16th, 2012, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 77th year. Dearly loved father of Cathy Campbell , Jenny (Paul) McBain, Danny (Teri Lee) Gareau, Karen (Darryl) Beavis, and William Gareau, all of St. Thomas. Loved grandfather of Craig Campbell, Michelle (Jason) Fehr, Alysse (Colin) Vandewetering, Brendan and J.D. Beavis , Jaiden and Oakley Gareau and cherished great-grandfather of Henry Vandewetering. Dear brother of Claire (Henry) Mallette of Vernon, Bernadette Bidal of Azilda, Marie (Ron) Hardy of Turo, Rolande Chartrat and Noela Peitti , Rene (Gibby) Vernon. Predeceased by two sisters Pauline Gagnon and Lucy Messier and 2 brothers Alfred and Roland Gareau. Paul was born in Lavigne, Ontario on January 28th, 1936. He was retired from Canron. Paul was a member of Holy Angels’ Church.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas until Tuesday morning and then to Holy Angels’ Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Monday from 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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