Obituaries — 29 December 2011
In loving memory of Jeannine Aurore Marie St. Aubin-Guenther, born in Shawville, Quebec August 11, 1958, passed away December 11, 2011.
Jeannine is survived by her husband, Garth Guenther of Dryden and their four children, Christle, Ben, Grant and Geoff.
Jeannine is also survived by her parents, Leo and Lorraine St. Aubin and her five siblings, Diane, Alice, Bob, Leo and Ronnie all of Dryden, Ontario. With Garth came Jeannine’s new mother-in-law Edith; brother-in-law Gerald and three sisters-in-law, Christine, Elsa and Elaine along with their spouses and children.
Jeannine’s father-in-law, Lawrence Guenther passed away in August 2011.
Jeannine took pride in being the tallest St. Aubin, despite what Bob tries to tell everyone!!
Jeannine learned to fish at an early age, picking this talent up quickly from her father. And like her mother, she caught most of the fish, despite what the boys in her life will tell you!!!
Jeannine did well in school, graduating with honours from Dryden High School. A short while later, she met Ben Feagin, her first husband, and moved to Georgia. The two great things that came out of that relationship were definitely her two children, Christle and Ben.
In 1995, Jeannine ended her first marriage and moved back to Dryden.
Jeannine enrolled her kids in the Dryden school system and within a few months, she had opened AJ’s in downtown Dryden.
In 1997, Jeannine met Garth Guenther. They were married in 2000, bought their new home on the Highway, moved Garth’s business to this new location and began raising their blended family with Jeannine’s two children Christle and Ben and Garth’s two children, Grant and Geoff.
Jeannine was a great cook. She did her house-work to the tune “Don’t Worry, Be Happy!!”
Garth always enjoyed going shopping with his wife, unlike most men, because Jeannine’s favourite stores were Cabella’s and The Pro Bass Shop!!
Once the last of their kids moved out, Jeannine and Garth got serious about fishing. They began entering every Walleye Tournament in the region. Jeannine and Garth made their annual trek to Las Vegas in January of every year to attend the Flooring Show. And no matter how much money Garth managed to lose, Jeannine would make all of it back and then some!!!
In December 2006, Jeannine learned she had cancer. Shortly after, she relocated AJ’s Fabrics to its current location beside Guenther’s Flooring. She continued her fight against cancer for five years, outliving even the optimists’ guestimate on her life expectancy. She did that by staying positive, focusing on the things most important in life, including her love for her husband, her family and her work. She was generous and giving, always ready to lend a helping hand on a sewing project. Jeannine understood the difference between living and living well; and she lived well.
You knew by her laugh when she was in the building; there will never be another laugh like hers. She was the one sending the flowers to her doctors and nurses because she was causing them an inconvenience. Her courage, her creativity and her generosity have touched us all in a special way. She didn’t live, she lived well. She has left us all with great memories; we can all feel good about having another angel watching over us. And when you want to bring her back, all you need to say is “Just one more cast Garth, just one more cast!!”
A prayer service was held Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at the Dryden Funeral Home with funeral services on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Roman
Catholic Church with Father Al Campeau officiating. Interment at a later date.