Cyril Francis Gouthro

GOUTHRO, Cyril Francis

March 9, 1938 – September 20, 2012

Cy passed away suddenly on September 20, 2012 in Duncan, BC. He was predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Teresa Gouthro, his brother Gerard Gouthro and nephew David. Cy is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife Rita (nee Hordos), his brothers-in-law Steve (Carrie) Hordos of Saskatchewan and Ed Hordos of Calgary and Rita’s nieces and nephews; Shantel, Stephen, Shayna and Adam, his son Paul (Tina) of St. Thomas, Ontario, his daughters Patricia (Alex) of Cambridge, Ont. and Denise (Dan) of Cambridge, Ont., his grandchildren; Michelle, Rachelle, Sabrina, Dayna and Derek, his brother Michael (Rachelle), sister-in-law Irma Gouthro of Delhi, Ont., sisters Sr. Mary Gouthro (Antigonish, N.S.), Anne (Nick) Nykolaychuk of Oshawa, Ont. and Eileen Morrow of Toronto, as well as his nieces and nephews Stephen, Michael, Susan, Brian, Francis, Mark, Robert, Edward and Jaramine.

Cy was first a wonderful husband! He was so very kind and generous in every way. He spoiled Rita and she was the envy of all those that knew her. He worked most of his career in Human Resources in companies and cities. His last place of employment was as Director of Human Resources for the City of Regina.

In his leisure time Cy enjoyed piping, woodworking, golf, curling and kayaking. Cy loved his pipes. He played in several pipe bands in Ontario. He started and taught the Regina City Police Pipe Band. Since then he taught mostly youth in Cape Breton and here in Qualicun Beach. He was also an inventor. He developed innovations for the bagpipe with the “ Little Mac Valve” the “Airstream” blowpipe and the “Piper’s 3rd Hand”. These are all still being manufactured and sold worldwide. Cy was always finding ways to make things better, easier or just improve on them. Cy loved his woodworking and made many beautiful things.

A mass of Christian Burial was held for Cy at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday September 25th, 2012 at 11:00 A.M.

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