GOUR, Noel Paul

Noel Paul Gour from Edmonton, Alberta, beloved husband of Patricia, passed away on July 23, 2020 at the age of 84.  He will be greatly missed by his family and the many colleagues and students whose lives he touched throughout his career in the field of Education.

He is survived by his children, Simon (Bonnie), Matthew, Rachel, and Damien (Michele).  He will also be greatly missed by his 6 grandsons, Christopher (Joella), Timothy, Luke, Spencer (Sydney), Nathan, and Nicholas and his great-grandchildren, Logan, Cassie, and Shelby. Noel is survived by his brother Henry (Florence), sister Aggie (Dick), brother Laurent (Jacqueline), and their families.

He is predeceased by his parents Raphael and Olive, his sister Yvette and Hubert Lefebvre, and his sister Rita and John Wooldridge.

A private family service will be held at St. Joachim with his interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

The family would like to request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Noel’s favorite charity Doctors Without Borders (www.doctorswithoutborders.ca).

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Louis and Elizabeth Dumesnil

Louis and I were so sorry to hear of Noel’s passing. Louis taught with him at Holy Cross where Noel was his principal and spoke very highly of him as a colleague and a friend. His was a life well-lived. Our condolences and prayers to his family and friends at this sad time.

Andrea (Micklos) Carreau

Mr. Gour was a wonderful principal we had in the early 70’s at Holy Cross. Got caught skipping my one and only time by Mr. Gour and let me off without telling my parents as I promised never to do it and I didn’t. Our sincere condolences to the Gour family.
Ken and Andrea (Micklos) Carreau

Alice Keylor

My sincerest condolences to Noel’s family. I taught at Holy Cross with Noel as my principal for two years 1969-1970 and 1970-1971. He was a great person to work with. He was always there to help and had a wonderful sense of humor. I will always remember him as a wonderful leader and person.

Nancy Bass

Noel will forever be a part of my life. He was one of my bosses while at the ATA – my mentor with a calm and kind heart and a teacher first.

Paul and Karen St. Cyr

Pat,Simon,Matthew,Rachel ,Damien and Family. I first met Noel intern teaching at Holy Cross , immediately he reached out to me to make sure I was included and had a great experience. A few years later lo and behold we end up long time neighbours. A lot of great memories and dialogues as the Gour kids grew up. A wonderful person, neighbour and long time colleague. Our sympathies and prayers go out to you all RIP Noel

Bob Garneau

I had the pleasure and privilege of having Mr.Gour as my principal and Math teacher at Holy Cross Junior High School in the mid-sixties. I recall the love and respect that students and staff had for him. I still recall my shock when I first saw him without a shirt and tie at the school track meet! I realized then that he was a ‘regular guy’ after all. I was also thrilled to reconnect with him during his years working at the Alberta Teachers’ Association. I give him credit for inspiring me to become a teacher and principal for 35 years and will be forever grateful for this wonderful experience. My sincere condolences to his family and friends who undoubtedly share my fond memories of this fine man.

Gynt Hodgson

I am so sorry to hear about the passing on Noel. I fondly remember our times together on the Parkland Acreage Owners Association so many years ago. Noel was always such a kind soul. He will be missed

Mary-Jo and Lowell Williams

Our condolences. We shall miss a fine colleague and those French-speaking luncheons.

Vicki and Bill Mather

Our deepest condolences to the family. Noel was a great colleague!

Paul Zyp

Condolences to the family. Many happy memories throughout my younger years. Mr G was always very compassionate and understanding.

Danielle Zyp

To all the Gour family and friends from the Zyp family our condolences. We are thinking of you. Noel was a great man.

Brenda Moore

My deepest sympathy to the Gour family. Rachel, I remember your dad “teaching” Nick and Erika some impotent lessons….or was it the other way around? Hugs to you and your family.

Paulette Schoenberger

My thoughts and prayers are Pat and his family.
Rest In Peace Uncle Noel

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