Anita Germaine (née Gauvreau) Guilbault of Toronto passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Roland Guilbault, daughter Sharon, siblings Tom (Laurette), Aurore (Cornelio), Hector, Albert, Oscar (Yvette), Jim, Irene (Richard), Leo, Theresa (Jerry) and nieces Lucy, Louise and Nicole. Survived by her brother Patrick (May) and sisters-in-law Florence, Therese, Eveline, Rita (Guilbault) Paquette and many nieces and nephews. Anita was born August 24, 1926 in Coniston, Ontario to Delphis and Lucia Gauvreau. During the war, she worked at the Inco smelter in Coniston and subsequently moved to Toronto where she spent the next 70 years. For 30 years she was a manager at Fran’s Restaurant (St. Clare & Yonge). After retiring, she worked at a local 7/11 outlet for 15 years. At the age of 90, she gave up her Toronto apartment and moved to a retirement home in Cobourg to be near her niece Diane. Following cremation, a funeral service and burial will take place in Coniston this summer. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Anita, please do so to your favourite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.fallis-shields.com
To Diane and Rick Morrison, and the extended family. Our sincere condolences on the passing of Anita, May you be comforted by fond memories during this sad time. Rita Guilbault (sister of Roland), Jerome Europa and Richard Paquette and family.
I began working for Anita as a junior high school student in 1969 at Frans Restaurant. She was a lovely person, disciplined, honest, fair and had a great sense of humor. Even as a kid I noticed the pride she showed when Roland would park his bus on Yonge street in front of the restaurant! Roland was always impeccably dressed. I could see they were in love with each other. I left Frans in 1974 and saw Anita one last time in 1980 at the St Clair Frans. She was part of my formative years and taught me discipline, the value of hard work and the pride in a job well-done. I’m happy that she enjoyed a 50-year marriage to Roland. I’ve always considered family and I will remember her fondly. Eternal rest grant to Anita, Lord and let your perpetual light shine upon her. Répose en paix. Jon