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Gaston A. Labreche, 79: Devoted husband and father

Obituaries

Gaston A. Labreche, 79: Devoted husband and father

PORTLAND — Gaston A. “Gus” Labreche, 79, of Portland, died May 13 at Maine Medical Center, surrounded by his family.

Born in Rimouski, Quebec, on March 31, 1934, Labreche was the son of the late Philip and Therese Labreche. Gus was raised in Laval, Quebec, just outside of Montreal.

He graduated from McGill University and completed several years of medical school at the University of Ottowa. He married the love of his life, Monique Yvonne Labreche, on July 19, 1963. They moved to the United States the following year where they raised three daughters. He pursued a career as a pharmaceutical representative for USV Pharmaceuticals.

Labreche was an avid golfer and was a member at Riverside Golf Course for many years. He also excelled at pool and chess. He enjoyed watching sports on TV, especially golf. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and was a devoted husband and father.

He is predeceased by a sister, Michelle. He is survived by his beloved wife, Monique, with whom he was about to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this summer. He is also survived by three daughters, Chantal Leblanc, and husband, Rick, of Bonita Springs, Fla., Nancy Mikulanecz, and husband, Oren, of Portland, and Deborah Currie, and husband, Michael, of South Portland. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Alexandria McKinney, Erika and Britni Mikulanecz, and Bryan, Alicia, and Rachel Currie.

A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 673 Stevens Ave., Portland was celebrated May 18. Interment was at Brooklawn Memorial Park, in Portland.