Gauthier, Mavis Patricia (née Forster)

(January 18, 1930 – November 24, 2023)

The family announces with great sadness the peaceful passing of Mavis Patricia Gauthier, 93 years on Friday, November 24, 2023 at Health Sciences North, Sudbury, ON.

Born in London, England, UK she was the cherished daughter of Maria Martha Sprenger and John Percy Forster. Mother of daughters Yvonne, Linda, Tessa and Michelle with whom she resided with; leaving us happily remembering a special bond. Well known as MEMERE.

Wife of Victor Marc Gauthier (predeceased 1994). Mavis loved keeping in contact with all of Victor’s family including aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and relatives always wanting to keep updated on everyone.

Loving grandmother of Michael, Andre, Chase, Chantal, Chera, Chelsea, Jessica, Nicole, Lukas, and great-grandmother of Sirus, Rosie, Ava, Cece, Eli, Maddux, Mila-Mavis, and Miller.

Mavis can be described as strong, beautiful, and resilient and a back bone to family members. We are all descendants of her wonderful stubbornness. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren are lovers of board games and cards with many being just like her. Her favorite movie was “Some Like it Hot” and she most likely knew of, heard of or watched every movie.

She loved watching her sports; especially golf. Always keeping abreast of everything important and current.

She grew up in London, UK, traveling and staying in touch with friends and cousins, especially her cousin Gaby Schenk of Switzerland. She then immigrated to Canada with her husband Victor along with their 4 children taking one of the large Ocean Liners that brought them to Canada.  Mavis and her family lived in Toronto and then Belleville, Ontario. She then moved to Sudbury, Ontario with her family and resided there for 40 + years.

Mavis was a secretary for several years and excelled at shorthand and typing. After moving to Sudbury, she worked in the Deli at the old New Sudbury and the South End Miracle Marts until they shut down. Mavis was an avid bowler back in the day receiving many a trophy. Collector of cards, pins, owls, coins, books and some would say cats. Just to name a few of her cats as she had many, Willy, Ferrah, Peaches and her recent love Abby. She was a breeder of Welsh Corgis for several years. Her later love was a poodle named Teddy and her Bishon Frisée Nemo. She loved doing hard crossword puzzles and 1000 + piece puzzles. She was an amazing cook and probably had a recipe for everything. Mavis literally wrote everything imaginable down and family will always have an abundance of her treasures, recipes, clippings and her notes along with the cherished memories of her.

A woman of a different time that will be forever in families and friends’ hearts. Remembered forever by all! Rest in Peace.

Cremation has taken place. Donations in her memory can be made directly to Canadian Cancer Society. A Celebration of Mavis’ Life will be announced in January 2024.


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  1. Aunt Mavis was my last surviving aunt from both sides of my family. I will sure miss writing to her at Christmas. I always remember her hospitality when I visited many times in Belleville in the 1970’s. I remember her laugh and up-beat personality. She was much beloved by the Gauthier family.

    December 1, 2023

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