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Date of Passing: Dec 31, 2019

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jean Joseph Gérald Gobeil, on December 31, 2019, at 84 years of age, at the Morris Hospital in Morris, MB.
He was predeceased by his wife Annette (née Manaigre); his parents, Gérard and Ernestine (Sicotte); his brothers, Jacques, Aurèle, Raymond and his sister Rachelle (the late Jacques.)
He leaves to mourn his children, Nicole (Paul), Lydia and David; grandchildren, Gabriel (Kerri) and Kaelan (Joëlle); his brother Fernand (Lise); sisters, Monique (the late Murray), Alice (the late Ken), Lise (Omer) and numerous relatives and friends.
Gérald graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1964 with a Doctorate in Medicine and practiced for 45 years at the Seine Medical Centre in Ste. Anne, MB. Revered by his patients, he was a dedicated physician whose door was always open to those in need. Humble about his achievements, he stood as a pillar in his community to which he contributed countless hours. Gérald was known as a "bon-vivant," a gifted storyteller and for his sense of humour. He had a passion for music and singing and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the church in Ste. Anne, MB, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception at the Villa Youville Pavillon, 208 Central Avenue, Ste. Anne, MB. Interment of the ashes will occur at a later date.
The Gobeil family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Morris Hospital and also to all friends and family for their love and support.
Donations in Gérald's memory can be made to the Martin Courcelles Trust Fund,

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 18, 2020

Condolences & Memories (18 entries)

  • It is with great sadness I, of late, was informed of the passage of Dr Gobeil. First I met him as a great friend and was not even aware he was a Doctor. But he made some snap decisions concerning my health and advised me as he was already retired. For a hobby he loved wood working and restored a piano. But his greater love was making recordings of vocal music. He had a great sense of humor and I often visited him . After his own health was failing, he had moved to St Malo. He lives on in my memory as one of the great persons I met. My Condolences to Nicole and family. - Posted by: Louis Baltus (Friend ) on: Mar 09, 2020

  • Deepest sympathies to the family. Dr Gobeil was such a wonderful doctor. May he RIP - Posted by: Darlene (Former patient) on: Jan 25, 2020

  • We really appreciated Dr. Gobeil as our family doctor. Our condolences to the family. He was a good doctor. - Posted by: Martin and Grace Penner, Steinbach, MANITOBA ( Family Doctor) on: Jan 24, 2020

  • Gérald Gobeil et moi étions amis depuis les années de Collège vers 1950 et nous sommes restés bons amis jusqu'à ce jours. Après nos études, nous sommes devenus voisins à Ste-Anne et membres de la chorale "Les hypothéqués" : Que nous nous sommes amusés! Puis les nombreuses aventures de pêche et de bateau! Il fut mon médecin pendant plusieurs années. Que de merveilleux souvenirs! Toi qui a toujours rayonné la paix, la joie et la bonté, que tu reposes en paix. Mes sympathies à toute la famille. Jos - Posted by: Joseph-Ambroise Desroaiers (Amis depuis l'école, amis pour toujours!) on: Jan 23, 2020

  • I was sad to read about Dr. Gobeil's death. As a secondary school and university student, for several years, I worked part-time with him and the other physicians at the clinic in Ste-Anne, including my father, Dr. Doyle. A generous, good-humoured and hard-working physician, Dr. Gobeil was always a pleasure to assist during my days as a receptionist at the clinic. My husband and I fondly remember how beautifully Dr. Gobeil sang at our wedding, even agreeing to interpret Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" in French, Spanish and English at our request. En 2015, il a aussi chanté aux funérailles de mon père, un adieu touchant à son collègue et ami. Et maintenant, c'est l'heure de son adieu. Au revoir, cher Dr. Gobeil, et que votre âme repose en paix! - Posted by: Rosemary Doyle-Morier (Friend) on: Jan 21, 2020

  • Mes plus sincères condoléances Nicole et Lidia. - Posted by: Claudette Goulet (friend of the family) on: Jan 20, 2020

  • My condolences to Nicole, Paul, Gabriel, Lydia, Kaelan, and David. I met Nicole when she was in grade 1 when I moved across the street. We became best friends. I have many memories camping at West Hawk lake with the family. Dr. Gobeil loved boating and fishing. I learned to water ski and fish in their boat. I also learned a lot about campfire cooking from Dr. Gobeil. He was jolly and fun loving with a great sense of humour. He made me feel like part of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. second family. - Posted by: Cindy Lévesque (Friend and neighbor ) on: Jan 20, 2020

  • I have always held Dr. Gobeil dear in my heart. He was my Dr. for the first 20 years of my life. He was a very dear friend of my mother. I was also an employee of the Seine Medical Centre for a few years and learnt just how caring and professional a man he was. He has certainly earned his spot in heaven! My sympathies to the Gobeil family, especially to Nicole. - Posted by: Lise Champagne (Former patient, former employee and former neighbor) on: Jan 20, 2020

  • Lydia so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and the family. - Posted by: Phyllis Chapko (friend) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • I remember him as a genuine, honest and fun loving gentleman. My first experience was waterskiing behind his aeroliner boat at Westhawk lake. With Nicole in tow we both flipped. Receiving a ski to the chest. Dr. Gobeil quickly assessed my injuries. "Jeune homme tu a brisé trois cotes, ça va faire mal pour sept semaine." He threw me back in the water and added. "J'irai moin vite" That man always made me smile. - Posted by: Raymond Gosselin (Friend) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • I first met Dr Gobeil when he interned at St Boniface. Odd that of all the interns I've met over the years, he's one of the few I remember. He was indeed a gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, especially Nicole, who has been exceptional in caring for her father ~ Lilianne Barnabé - Posted by: Albert and Lilianne Barnabé (Nicole's in-laws) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • Andy and I just loved our great Dr . Gobeil . He was so caring and devoted to his patients ... RIP Dr Gobeil .. - Posted by: Andre et Diane Desrochers (Friends) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • My condolences to the family. Doctor Gobeil was a great doctor! God Bess him. - Posted by: Anna and Daniel Laurin (Patient) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Pensées, prières et condoléances à toute la famille. Je garde de bons souvenirs de lui: musique, chanteur (spécialement le Minuit Chrétien), sourire, accueil. - Posted by: Julie Lemoine (Friend ) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Dr Gobeil was a very dedicated and wonderful man always had time for his patients. I am very sorry for your loss his family may he have eternal rest. He was my husbands Doctor for many years. - Posted by: Anne Augustine (Former patient of Dr.Gobeil) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to the Gobeil family on their loss. Doctor Gobeil was so very kind to me help me through some of the toughest times of my life I talk about him often I will miss him dearly may god bless him and keep him forever in my prayers. - Posted by: Marc Larocque (One of his patients) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • The doctor who brought me into this world on a leap year day! I have a beautiful picture of Dr. Gobeil holding me in his loving arms. He was a very compassionate and caring doctor. Our deepest condolences to all family and friends. - Posted by: Mellany Saindon (Patient ) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Dr Gobeil was a Dr who was compassionate, his laughter was contagious, his smile spread fast..He was a Dr who had interest in you as a person..He will be missed by many and remembered as a great Dr and Friend..Sincere Sympathies to the family..May God heal all broken hearts.. - Posted by: Suzette Pilotte jacquith (Former patient) on: Jan 18, 2020

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