It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Ruth Gauthier (née Dawson) 77 years, on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Beloved wife of Gaetan Gauthier. Loving mother of Carol Vaillant, Sharon Gauthier-Lefebvre (Denis Lefebvre) and Michelle Thomson (Ben Thomson). Grandmother of Dan Gauthier (Chelle Brush-Gauthier), Jon Sequin (Kim Sequin), Jessica Vaillant, Nicholas Vaillant, and Cassandra Vaillant. Great grandmother of Austin, Damian, Logan, and Benny. Godmother of Kim Dawson. Daughter of Berangere Bissonnette and Berwick Dawson, both predeceased. Dear sister to Norm (predeceased), Richard (Dee), Keith (Doris), Jane, and Peter (Laurie). Ruth will be missed by many nieces and nephews and countless friends. Ruth was a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and matriarch to many. She will be remembered by her beautiful angelic voice, her invaluable teachings and her strong belief in family, love, and friendship. Her legacy will be cherished by many. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St-Charles Borromée Church, 31 Main Street, St-Charles on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a lunch at the St-Charles Community Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society in Ruth’s memory along with lighting a candle to remember her passion for love and light.