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Robert Gauvin
03 November 1943 - 15 November 2017
Funeral Date: 21 November 2017
Caribou – Robert Gauvin, 74, husband of Carol Lewis Gauvin, died November 15, 2017 at his Caribou residence.  He was born in Caribou, November 3, 1943, the son of the late Fredrick and Cecile (Blanchette) Gauvin.  He was a 1961 graduate from Caribou High School and married Carol (Lewis) February 23, 1963. He was a self-employed welder in Caribou owning and operating Gauvin’s Welding for a number of years.  Until his retirement, he was also employed by the United States Postal Service for over 20 years.  Bob was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish and spend time in the outdoors with his family and friends. Surviving in addition to his wife Carol of 54 years, are his 2 daughters and son-in-law, Sheila and Rod Smith and Bobbie Dee Gauvin, all of Caribou.  3 brothers, Roland Gauvin of Caribou, Norman Gauvin of Lebanon, Ms., and Delmond Frederick Gauvin of Boston.  2 sisters Delores Kern of Las Cruces, New Mexico and Irene St. Peter of Caribou.  5 grandchildren, Zackery, Robert Smith, Benjamin Lee Smith, Chlesea LeBlanc Rodriguez, Charlien Rose Burson and Abbigale Eve Gauvin.  1 great-granddaughter Annabelle Rae Smith.  Several nieces and nephews.  Friends may visit with the family 1 – 3 p.m., Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Mockler Funeral Home.  A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at 3 p.m. 

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  • Bobbie dee
  • 16 November 2017
I had the honnor and privalidge to have loved and been loved by the real life superman! I love you daddy
  • Ed Perry
  • 16 November 2017
You will be missed uncle Bob, Pete is waiting with a fishing pole for you
  • Barbara A Perkins
  • 17 November 2017
I am so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Bob was such a kind man. I didn't know him that well but through our brief encounters I could tell he was a great guy. Also, I heard many times what a great man he was. Bob say hi to Mom for me. And to the Gavin Family, my heart goes out to all of you. Lots of love!
  • Therese Thibodeau St Peter
  • 17 November 2017
It's with heartfelt sympathy,that we say goodbye to a great man and friend .Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gauvin family .May God bless and welcome him in his Kingdom.
  • Sheila
  • 17 November 2017
The world is a darker place today with the loss of the best man I've ever known. He taught me everything he would have taught a son, and never seemed disappointed that he had daughters. They don't make men like him anymore. He will be missed more than words can express. He was my loving father, patient teacher and my hero. Love you Daddy❤️ I'll miss you till we're together again
  • Tracy Lewis
  • 18 November 2017
I will always remember Uncle Bob's kindness and that and that special glowing smile which was contagious with anyone he came in contact with.
  • Kirk
  • 19 November 2017
I am so sorry to hear this such a nice person Bob & Carol were friends to everyone, they enjoyed numerous gatherings at my Uncle David & Aunt Deanna Whitmores home . God speed Bob. Sincerely, Kirk Whitmore
  • Tami
  • 19 November 2017
So many fond memories of spending time with Bob and Carol and the evenings spent at their house playing CHARADES with he and Sheilia and Rod. I was a “big city girl” that moved to a tiny town and away from family and friends. And Bob always made me feel like family. Such a kind soul. RIP Bob...
  • Sherry
  • 20 November 2017
I can't even begin to explain how much Bob and my sister have influenced my life. They were such a big part of my younger years, and always there for me throughout. Bob taught me so much, caught my first huge trout out of Peaked Mountain Pond with him cheering me on even though I wouldn't bait the hook or take the fish off it. Brought home a wonderful VW Bug, standard, taught me how to drive it then set me free to fly through the miles of potato field's.. then would fix it when I broke it. He could fix anything, build anything, such an amazing man. Miss you already. Hug all those beautiful souls that are waiting for the rest of us.
  • LORI LEWIS-LeBlanc and Mike LeBlanc
  • 23 November 2017
I am overwhelmed with smiles and sadness as I remember some of the wonderful memories left behind by Bob! I will always remember sitting on the front porch in Caribou and listening to Bob play his guitar and sing songs of Roger Miller and going to the Spud Speedway and listening to Buck Owens as Bob raced his car and either won or crashed his car trying to win! There really wasn't any in between with Bob! I remember all the times spent camping, fishing, canoeing, snowmobiling or him trying to teach me any of these. He was both a big brother and a consummate professional of any sport you would ever try to indulge in! I remember our times golfing when he would try to encourage me, even when I felt I was not worthy of the game! His trip to Sugarloaf, shared with Mike was a true inspiration, coupled with our trips to Moose Meadows and all the other courses in between. He was a King in the true aspect of sport and life, he always showed his sunny side and never left us to fail! I will always remember his wonderful stories of Don Cossack, and other perils of a man who lived his life to the fullest. He was a true inspiration for all of us! I am so very sorry for the loss of all of the life's Bob touched, especially my Sister, my nieces,great nephews and all the others feeling this great loss! Rest in Peace Bob-love always Lori and Mike!
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