At the Grand Falls General Hospital, October 1, 2021, Gilles Ruest of Drummond passed away at the age of 72 years. He was the husband of the late Guilda Gauvin by first marriage and of Murielle Gauvin by second marriage. He had recently been a resident of the Falls Villa (Grand Falls Manor). Born at Siegas in 1949, he was a son of the late Onile and Lilianne (Duplessis) Ruest.
He is survived by his wife Murielle, children, Kevin Ruest (Cindy Comeau) of Sainte-Marie-de-Kent, Cindy Lynne Ruest (Trevor Budd) of St. Andrews by the Sea and Kelly Bender (Rob) of Texas City, TX, grandson, Shawn Bender, brothers and sisters, Maurice Ruest of Edmundston, Donata Beaulieu of Grand Falls, Leola Masse (Ray) of Presque Isle, Maine, Marilyn Butler (Jim) of Maine, Ronald Ruest (Nancy) of Saint-Basile, Micheline Maillet (Jean Bernard) of Memramcook, Jeanita Caron (Jean-Louis) of Dieppe and Real Ruest (Rita) of Siegas, as well as nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Esmay Gauvin (late Bertin) of the Falls Villa.
He was predeceased by sisters, Vivianne Martin, Doris Martin and Rolande Dumont and brother Gerard Ruest.
Resting at O'Regan's Funeral Home, 515 Everard Daigle Blvd., Grand Falls with visiting hours on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
His funeral service will be held Thursday, October 7th at 11 a.m. from the Saint-Georges Roman Catholic Church, Grand Falls with interment in the Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs Cemetery of Edmundston.
For those who wish, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Falls Villa Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family.
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