Peacefully with family by his side at Bluewater Health, Gaston “Mush” Lajoie went to be with his Lord on Friday, July 20, 2012 at the age of 83. Beloved husband for 56 years to Helene Lajoie. Loving father to Denis (Susan) Lajoie, Lorraine (Walter) Hunter, Carole (Herb) Burdett and Andre (Carol) Lajoie. Cherished Pépère to Justin, Eric (Meghan) Lajoie, Amanda and Shane Hunter, Courtney and Natalie Lajoie, Ryan (Jamie), Daniel, Sarah and Christopher Burdett. Great grandfather to Dylan, Lila, Brody and Reece. Mush will be missed by his siblings Jackie (Joe) Kennedy, Jean St. Pierre, Guy (Mary), Bernard (Donna) Lajoie, Claudette (Don) Sonier, Marcel (Hugette) Lajoie, Clothilde (Ron) Anderson, Emilliane Phillion. Also survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Leo, Roger (Pam), Simone, Diane (Fred) and Jean Lajoie, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Emilia Lajoie and his brother Chris Lajoie. Mush will be sadly missed by his little dog Mimi and his family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A private family burial has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at SMITH FAMILY CENTRE, 1576 London Line, Sarnia (located in front of Smith Funeral Home) from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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