It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Gabriel (Gabe) (Gaby)Perron who died peacefully in his sleep on November 8, 2023.
Gabriel was born in Montreal in 1936 and began his career in the Canadian Air Force as a navigator. However, he was forced to change careers as he had trouble distinguishing various greens. After the Air Force, he enrolled in the Pulp and Paper College which enabled him to spend a major part of his life working across Canada in pulp mills. Gabriel’s last pulp mill was in Squamish, BC, where he met and married his loving wife, Sharon. From Squamish, Sharon and Gabriel moved to Saanichton on Vancouver Island. While living in Saanichton, Gabriel enjoyed working at the Victoria Airport during his retirement.
Gabriel is predeceased by his mother Lucienne, his father Leopold, and his brothers Gilles and Yves. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, and 2 sisters, Gilberte and Jocelyne. He is also survived by his 3 sons Francois, Jean-Luc (Christina), Patrice (Sandy) and grandchildren Dawson and Ashley and his stepdaughter Geraldine (Stuart) and grandchildren Naden and Ben.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all the staff at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital for their kindness, support and care during Gabriel’s stay.
Although there will be no memorial service at this time, If you wish to make a donations, please make it to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital.