It is with great sadness that I write this message to you all on behalf of my lifelong friend Jacque Gauthier, who tragically lost her husband to a motorcycle accident on August 20, 2018.
Vinnie, as you know, was a man who was vibrant and full of life as far back as any of us can remember. He was courageous and kind, stubborn but loving. He was the best father that has ever lived, and one of the best friends you will ever have. He could be loud and funny, or somber and intense. It's safe to say that Vinnie fell on every end of the spectrum throughout his life. He was a hero. He loved motorcycles, but above all he loved and cherished his wife and children.
Vinnie served in the US Armed Forces and was wounded in Iraq, barely surviving his ordeal and even suffered permanent physical and emotion side effects, but he never stopped the fight. Life was hard at times for Vinnie and Jacque, especially when they lost their infant son Jayce to SIDS in 2004. They stuck together however and continued to raise their other three children as a team.
Now, those three children and a grieving wife need our help! There are funeral expenses and medical bills to face, not to mention all of the stress and financial burden that will fall on this family going forward without Vinnie. As a veteran, he does receive SOME benefits to help with minimal costs, but not enough to cover all of the death expenses or to see the family through this insanely difficult time. I'm asking PLEASE for you to open your hearts to my dear friend and her children in their deep hour of need. They are in shock and are desperately broken by their terrible loss. Help me to put SOME small bit of comfort in their minds. In memory of our dear friend, husband, father, son, uncle.....Vincent Gauthier. He was a stubborn ole goat and I loved him. We all did.
Thank you all for your compassion and generosity!
Ormond Buhler (family friend)
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