In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his daughter Denise Molnar, as well as his brothers Alfred and Francis both of Alberta.
Surviving in addition to his loving wife and best friend Ramona (Lapointe) of 66 years are his sons Jerry Gautreau of Minto NB, Bill (Shelley) Gautreau of Ontario and daughter Diane (Bernie) Hurley of Maugerville NB. Known fondly as Papa he also leaves behind his grandchildren John Molnar, Damian Hurley, Debra Gautreau, Taylor Hurley and Jarid Gautreau, as well as one great granddaughter Audrey Ann. Also Willie leaves behind his brothers Edward, Ivan (Ruth), Emile (Louise), Norman (Joanne) and one sister Loraine Despres. Willie had several nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews and several cousins that he loved dearly and who will sadly miss him.
Per his wishes there will be no visitation or services. For those who wish to remember Willie in a special way they may make gifts in his memory to the W G Bishop Nursing Home in Minto or volunteer in memory of him.
Willie was a kind soul with a soft heart who showed patience and gave sound wise advice. He always had a smile and made you feel welcomed to be in his presence he always looked at the positive side of every aspect of life. He was our Hero and family patriarch and was loved and respected by all who knew him.
Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home Ltd. & Crematorium (339-6612). Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca