Louis Godin

Passed: February 21, 2023


It is with profound shock and sadness that we announce the passing of Louis Godin on Tuesday February 21, 2023 in Arizona at the age of 62 years. His wife Gaylene and sister Joanne were by his side.

He is survived by his devoted friend and loving wife of 30 years, Gaylene, his sister Joanne (Sonny) Dickson, brother Andre (Brenda) Auger, sister Denise (Silvio) Barletta, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends both near and far.

He was predeceased by his parents Jim and Theresa Godin, sister Suzanne Auger, brother Roger Auger, mother-in-law Marilyn MacKay, brother-in-law Kevin MacKay and his treasured dog Keeva.

Louis was born August 23,1960 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. In 1988, Louis moved to Calgary, Alberta and enjoyed a successful career in the group insurance industry.

After retirement in the fall of 2019, Louis spent the winter months in Goodyear, Arizona. He loved the active retirement lifestyle and although his retirement was cut short, Louis and Gaylene are blessed with wonderful memories and amazing friends.

Louis loved life and approached everything with a great endearing enthusiasm. He was gifted with a pure kind heart that always saw the good in people and the positive in situations, or the glass half full as he would say.

Louis had a warm and calming influence on others. Louis was Gaylene’s rock.

Louis loved his sports, with basketball and football being his favourites. Over the years, he attended many tournaments and games with family and friends, watched countless games on TV and enjoyed NFL Football Sundays in Calgary with Bob, Keeva, and Bob’s dog Chelsea.

Louis went all in on whatever his interest was. At times he was like a big kid especially when it came to toys and gadgets and anything to improve his golf game. Last year he developed a passion for collecting vinyl records and created a special place in Calgary for enjoying his quickly growing collection. One goal for his retirement was to learn piano and play the House of the Rising Sun.

In lieu of flowers, it would be Louis’ wish that donations be made to the charity that is closest to your heart.

Cremation and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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23 responses to Louis Godin

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  1. Louis was quick with a smile, easy to like, and brightened our lives. Although we knew Louis for a regrettably short time it feels like we’ve known him forever. Our lives will forever be enriched by his friendship.

    Bruce and Kathy

  2. Although it was our misfortune to know Louis and Gaylene for such a short time we feel grateful to have spent the time we did and our hearts will be with them always.

    John and Marla

  3. So profoundly saddened by the news of Louis’ passing. I enjoyed so many years of senior men’s basketball with Louis and his continued friendship as a fellow Tuscany resident. Such a gentle soul and an all-around good guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Gaylene, as you navigate your life without Louis. He will be missed.

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