A beloved family man, Eugene Mouland, 90, of Gaylord, Michigan, passed peacefully in his sleep and entered through the golden gates on October 3, 2020.
Eugene was born on December 28, 1929, in Bonavista, Newfoundland, to the late Adam and Thurza Mouland.
He graduated from high school in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and did a 6-month course as a navy cadet. After moving to the United States, he worked several jobs until he found his niche as a car hauler. After many years, he went into management in the automotive transportation field.
His family was his everything and he was his family’s everything. Eugene enjoyed camping, boating, hunting, fishing, and poetry, but his Donald Duck impersonations will never be forgotten. Singing to all his children, with his beautiful voice, serenaded them for many, many years. One of his favorite past times was taking an annual cruise with his loving wife. He loved spending time with many friends, and because of his personality, he was admired by all that met him. He was always there for each one of his children and often, even strangers.
His motto in life was, “Good, better, best, never let it rest, until our good is better and your better is best”.
He is survived by his children; Diana (Dan) Shinske of Florida, Darlene (Kris) Katuzin of Gaylord, and Eugene (Sandy) Mouland of Johannesburg; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Eugene was preceded in death by his loving wife, Agnes, and daughter, Donna.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to donate may make a memorial contribution to the Ovarian Cancer Institute.
A memorial service will be held at the Johannesburg Christian Church on Saturday, October 10, at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held at the Johannesburg Christian Church on Friday, October 9, 2020, from 6-8 pm and again on Saturday, October 10, 2020, beginning at 10:00 am until the time of service.
Arrangements entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home, Inc., P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.
3 comments on “Eugene Mouland”
Grandpa, I know you are where you truly want to be, but I wish I could have just one more Eskimo kiss, one more song, one more pontoon ride, one more campfire at the cottage. I’ll never forget the words to your quirky songs or the life lessons you taught me in the form of poetry. You truly were one of my favorite people and I hope that you know that. I’m so blessed to have known you and I’m so glad you got to meet my family. Rest In Peace with the love of your life and tell everyone in Heaven how much we all miss them and love them ♥️
I always loved my Uncle Eugene and Aunt Agnes. Now they are together in Heaven with God and their daughter Donna. Janelle, your comment was very beautiful. God bless the whole Mouland family, including nieces and nephews …. We may not get together very often, but we do think about our whole family.. May God be with you all as you go through this hard time. We will all meet in Heaven some day to hug each other. God bless you Uncle Eugene.
Grandpa I’m going to miss you so much there are so many memories my heart is broken but I know you are where you’ve been waiting for to be reunited with Grandma once again. I will work extra hard just so when it comes time I can be reunited with you again and I can hear you sing your beautiful tune again and I can sit and listen to your amazing stories again.