Paul Gauthier

A Prominent Quesnel Pioneer has passed on. Paul Gauthier September 19, 1912 – March 24th, 2015 – a tour de force of tenacity, vigour, rebellion and charm.

Paul remained healthy, alert and active keeping up with daily world news and stock reports shortly before his death at 102, in Quesnel, B.C. In the late 30’s Paul married Mabel Ann Elliott.

They had five children.

He was divorced in 2009 and is pre-deceased by his second wife Kaye Gauthier.

From 1947 to the late 70’s Paul owned and operated the Carib Movie House Theatre and Casbar Movie Drive In Theatre and Motel – which featured the largest TV screen in the world. Paul’s many pursuits included owning and operating his own gold mine, and building a stately log cabin home on Milburn Lake.

After his retirement he split thousands of cords of wood and donated the money to Children’s Hospital.

Paul travelled extensively around the world, but always said Quesnel was the best. He was crazy about Quesnel.

He is survived by his four children Pierre, (Velma) (Pre-deceased) Michael (Carol) Diane, (Dave Jackson) John, Colette (Lyle Sopel). He is survived by six Grandchildren, and 11 Great Grandchildren. One Great, Great Grandchild. Paul is survived by a sister-in-Law and many nieces and nephews.

His impressive legacy of living life on his own terms, being a showman, as well as being generous, living close to nature, having a tenacious spirit with humour are qualities that shone through his unique and colourful persona. Those traits remain in the hearts of whoever knew him with his incorrigible, and charismatic character.


A special acknowledgement to all of the exceptionally caring and dedicated Staff at the Dunrovin Lodge.

And to all of those who had assisted the Family.


At the request of Paul : No Service – Family Gathering to follow.


Condolences may be sent to

p_gauthier@telus.net or Diane Gauthier, 277 Glacier View Drive, Comox, BC V9M-1G6


In memory of Paul – Donations may be made to the Dunrovin Lodge.


Au Revoir our Friend

You know this is not

the end.

This is the you that

can now fly

This is truly the number

one you that will never die

Chop Chop