Eugene ”Gene” Ernest Gauvin passed away suddenly at his Princeton residence on Friday, april 29, 2005, at the age of 65 years. Gene was born to Leo and Gertrude Gauvin on March 13, 1940, in Leger Corner, Westmorland County, New Brunswick (near Muncton). He completed his education at St. Joseph’s University at St. John, New Brunswick. Gene proudly served in the Royal Canadian Navy, stationed at cornwallace.

He married Margaret Elizabeth ”Betty” Argyle on January 18, 1966. He spent many years working as a heavy equipment operator on road construction. As ten year residents of Princeton, Gene and Betty had previously lived for many years in Campbell River.

Gene’s greatest passion outside his family was his love of anything and everything pertaining to the life and times of the late U.S. President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. He was thought to have one of the world’s greatest collections of books, videos, pictures and memorabilia of any collector. He had read extensively on the subject of J.F.K. and was in the process of writing his own book about Kennedy and his assassination , at the time of his own sudden death. He will also be remembered for his love of hunting, fishing, model railroading, U.F.O’s, Elvis and History pertaining to World War II. Gene will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 39 years, Betty of Princeton, one daughter, Colette (Chris) Papove of campbell River, BC., one son, Mike (Kerry) also of Campbell River, five grandsons; Corey, Curtis, Chase, Clayton and Joshua, one sister, Frances Anntjs of Hedley, BC, five brothers; Leo (Gwen) of Vancouver Island, BC, Paul (dorothy) of princeton, Charles of Nanaimo, Gary (Diane) of Enderby and Joe of Hedley and numerous nieces and nephews. He has been predeceased by his parents Leo and Gertrude. A private family celebration of Gene’s Life will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations in Gene’s memory would be appreciated by his family, if made to the Salvation Army.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of

Hansons Princeton

Funeral Centre.


Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.