Ted Gaudet (1948 – 2014) 12


Ted Gaudet - Dec 1 2012C’est avec le cœur lourd que nous vous annonçons le décès de Ted Gaudet. Il n’y a pas de mots assez forts pour vraiment décrire le leadership exceptionnel de Ted, et le nombre incalculable de vies qu’il a touchées par sa volonté et sa détermination pour améliorer les vies des gens atteints du VIH/SIDA à l’échelle locale, nationale et internationale.

Le leadership de Ted auprès des personnes atteintes du VIH/SIDA a débuté chez SIDA Nouveau-Brunswick en 1994, et il a été une force à surveiller depuis le début. Ted a donné une voix et un visage à un groupe invisible, et il a déployé des efforts inlassables afin de défendre les droits et le bien-être des gens atteints et touchés par le VIH/SIDA à l’échelle locale, nationale et internationale. Ces efforts sont illustrés par sa participation au Conseil d’administration de SIDA Nouveau-Brunswick; au Comité de santé et de mieux-être de SIDA Nouveau-Brunswick; au Réseau global des personnes vivant avec le VIH/SIDA (GNP+); à la Société canadienne du SIDA; et à encore bien d’autres projets et comités.

Les efforts de Ted ne sont pas passés inaperçus, et il s’est mérité de nombreux prix de reconnaissance, y compris :

  • 2001 – Année internationale des volontaires – Nations Unies
  • 2002 – Médaille du jubilé de la reine pour le service communautaire
  • 2008 – Prix d’excellence pour l’ensemble des réalisations de SIDA Nouveau-Brunswick
  • 2010 – Prix aux héros méconnus de Fredericton
  • 2014 – Prix du leadership de la Société canadienne du SIDA
  • 2014 – Prix Daniel Clowes de SIDA Saint John

Ces reconnaissances témoignent de son désir d’améliorer les vies des personnes atteintes et touchées par le VIH/SIDA.

Ted nous manquera énormément.

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12 commentaires sur “Ted Gaudet (1948 – 2014)

  • Maria Richard

    Ted was tireless fighter for PWA! His courage and determination to better the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS lives on in the people he inspired! My sympathies to his family, friends and the HIV/AIDS Community.

  • San Patten

    Ted was a gentle but fierce advocate who truly understood the value of being a public voice and face for people living with HIV. He was able to see through the noise, and hone in on rational, rights-based approaches to HIV programs and policies. It was a pleasure to work with him over the years on the odd committee/project and I will miss his big smile and strong voice. Thank you for all you did, Ted.

  • Rob Poole

    Ted’s passion and involvement have helped many of us get to where we are today. Thank you Ted for giving so much. You will be remembered.
    Rob

  • Gayle MacDonald

    I was saddened to hear of Ted’s passing. Although Ted and I didn’t always see eye to eye when I was President of AIDS NB, I never doubted his passion for the AIDS community. He was a true communicator, a committed activist and a worthy foil for policies that did not address the PLWHIV community’s needs. His work for the AIDS community is formidable, to say the least. I have no doubt that he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Rest, finally, Ted. You deserve peace.

  • Barry Wanamaker

    I knew Ted from years ago and he never backed down from a fight that’s for sure. Thanks Ted for everything.

  • Shelley Durant matchett

    I have heard odnhim and his amazing work with the aids community yoinwill be greatly misses by all save journey home sir

  • Richard Baker

    I am so sad to hear this news. I have known you for about 20 years. I remember when I went to one of my first CAS conferences and you were there and welcomied me with a open arms and a warm heart. Will miss you buddy. R.I.P. You were a true advocate for us all.

  • Michelle Gill

    My condolences to Ted’s family, his AIDS NB « family », and the PLW HIV/AIDS community. Ted was an amazing advocate and the most dedicated volunteer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He will be greatly missed.

  • James Lord Edwards

    I owe my passion for the work I have done within the HIV community and the work with AIDS NB to Ted, for his passion gave me strength to speak out. I feel very fortunate to have worked with him and just the pleasure of knowing him. In all that he did Ted could always find the humour in any situation that I will miss the most. Rest in Peace my friend

  • Rina Arseneault

    A small message for Ted

    I am deeply saddened by the news of Ted’s passing. I wish to send my heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. I had the opportunity to get to know him better while sitting, for many years, on the AIDS-NB Board. He was well versed in Board procedures and he was very supportive as a fellow board member, in particular, one Annual General Meeting comes to mind where I had the opportunity to chair the meeting, Ted graciously guided me through it. I will always remember his determination and his passion to make life better for people living with HIV /AIDS. Ted you will be miss.

    Rina

  • Mike Connors

    A leader with a purpose and a wonderful human being. Ted will be missed and remembered. May he Rest In Peace !!!

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