In loving memory of Gilles Roger Sabourin, Monday, March 17, 2014 at Health Sciences North surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Elise (Boulard). Loving father of Diane Wilkins (Geof) and Roger (Cindy McKay). Dear son of Richard and Marie-Ange (Paquin) both predeceased. Dear brother of Rachelle Sabourin of Windsor and predeceased by brothers Laurent and Denis (Bella). Born in Sudbury, he married Elise in 1963 in a modest celebration and began what ended up to be over 50 years of loving bliss. He began his career at INCO at age 18 as a miner, retiring as a hoistman after 34 years. He was a humble man, known for his work ethics, his family never lacked anything and he worked every overtime shift offered to him. He was quiet and unassuming yet was a magnet for children who loved to climb all over him, follow him and call him by whatever loving nickname they came up with which always put a smile on his face. He loved his role as Godfather to 5 special children and took it seriously. He was an avid hunter then switched to being an amazing cook. You never knew what surprises would be displayed in your plate as he tried a new recipe and all were delicious! He was known for his “golf course” lawn and his love of gardening. He was often seen mowing the lawn and snowblowing the driveway of neighbours never expecting or accepting anything in return. He was the most loving role model for his children and he lovingly accepted Geof and Cindy as his own. Our hearts are broken but Heaven gained an angel. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel, Sudbury. Donations (by cheque only) to the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.