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Gerald Anthony Gouchie

Passed 07/04/2022

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Obituary For Gerald Anthony Gouchie

Age 64, passed away suddenly & unexpectedly in Halifax at his home on Monday, July 4th 2022.

Gerald leaves behind 5 brothers; Percy, Garl, Timothy, Jimmy, & Johnny,
4 sisters; Glenda, Donna, Ann Marie, Pearl, his daughter Michelle Gouchie (son in law Shane), 4 beautiful grandchildren; Brooklynn (11), Miley (10), Kasey (10), Austin (8), & lots of nieces & nephews.

He was pre-deceased by his parents; Alice Theresa O’Brien, & Herbert James Gouchie, as well as his brother Steven Russel Gouchie, & his former wife; Debbie Lewis.

Gerald was the type of person who would give you the shirt off his back, he always helped you if he could. He was a lover of music & always had a radio on in the background. He also loved listening to his mother play the wooden spoons.

He played in the Bowlarama league with his late wife every Friday night in the 90’s. & also loved a good game of Super Mario on the Nintendo system.

Gerald loved spending time with family , especially his daughter, 4 grandchildren & his sister Glenda. He loved to swim & camp back in his day, & was always outside as much as possible.

He spent his last months seeing his daughter & grandchildren every second weekend. He always let the people around him, know he loved & cared for them any chance he got.

Anytime you would speak to Gerald on the phone, before he let you go, he would never say bye, or goodbye. It was always “bye for now” as if to indicate he will speak to you again soon.

So this isn’t goodbye, it’s “bye for now”.

A celebration of Gerald’s life will be arranged by his daughter at a later date.

Gerald is greatly loved & missed

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  • 07/12/2022

    To the Gouchie family, We were so sad to hear of Gerald's passing, sending our heartfelt condolences and love to all of you. He was such a nice, easy going guy..always a kind word. Michelle we have never met but reading your words showed that you had a great love for your Dad, he must have been so proud of you. Take care and treasure your memories ❤ Sue and Jim Hoadley

  • 07/12/2022

    So very sorry for your loss Michelle. Hold all those dear memories of your Dad close to your heart . He will always be with you. ❤️

  • 07/12/2022

    So sorry to hear of Gerald's passing. It seem like just yesterday that we were all going to school together an running an playing from house to house. As our lives change an we don't see each other as often The memories of good times with the neighbour hood kids an friends never dim.

  • 07/11/2022

    My dad is gone.. I have repeated these words to myself, but it doesn't feel anymore probable to me now then it did a week ago when it happened. How does a life full of plans end so abruptly? I thought we had so much time left still.. The unexpected loss of my dad, has me feeling more adrift now then ever before.. Knowing that the last one of two people who loved me unconditionally is no longer here, pains me more then I can say. It's hard to lose the protection of your parents love. I feel like I've aged a decade or more in a matter of days with all I've gone through. But I still have to keep reminding myself that feeling guilty is not productive.. Because of course I have those thoughts like: "I wish I did more" & "what could I have done differently" etc.. & those feelings are normal, but I will not identify myself with them. Truth is, things happened exactly the way they were suppose to, as they were planned. There's nothing I could have done different & I have to be a little more gentle with myself. As much as losing him hurts, the reason we have our hearts broken, is to help us grow & learn. Each time our heart cracks open, & we suffer, we grow & learn from that experience. I realize that I know nothing about the grieving process, even after losing my dear mom, as well as many other family members. This is a completely different feeling somehow & it still doesn't seem real to me. It's never something you just move past. But instead, you go THROUGH it, & continue to go through it. Im devastated cause we had decades of love & memories both behind & ahead of us. So many plans we had just made, like him moving in this Friday.. but I'm glad I got to chat to him for more then an hour on the phone the day he passed.. You only get one dad, and I miss mine terribly. Until we meet again dad. Thank you for everything, especially the last couple months with you. I love you. Bye for now 🥺

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