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Gerald Ford

May 17, 1929 - December 10, 2011


Our Gerry passed away peacefully December 10, 2011. He was predeceased by a son Wally (1964-1984). Gerry will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by Mary, his wife of 61 years; one daughter Cathy (Dwain Ruckle); two sons, Ed (Bonnie) and Barry (Catharine); four grandchildren, Michael (Tari), Amanda (Rich Haughton), Ilya and Spencer; three great-grandchildren, Trisana, Tasia and Lucas; one sister, Velma Bogart and one brother, Norman Ford (both of Wainwright, Alberta) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Gerry was born in Wainwright. As a young man he played hockey and baseball, was a volunteer fireman and served the communities he lived in through the Kinsmen Club who awarded him a life membership. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and water skiing. He also coached minor hockey in Vanderhoof and Williams Lake. When he got older, he took up curling and golf and was proficient at both. He was an accomplished self-taught saxophone player and played for dances in Alberta, BC and Arizona for 50 years. Most of his working years were spent in sales; lumber, life insurance and Ford vehicles. Gerry passed away as he had lived his life, with integrity, great courage and grace and an unfailing sense of humour. A family “celebration of life” will be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank the staff at Mariposa Gardens who gave Gerry so much care and consideration during his stay there.
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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Brian Goodrich
Relation: Kinsmen

On behalf of K-40 Club of Williams Lake condolences to Mary & Family. We remember the many happy times with you & Gerry thru Kinsmen & K-40. Brian & Linda Goodrich, Barry & Vickie Sale, Larry & Sue Austin, Roger & Bev Solly, Dave Manning, Brian & Barb Hack, Jim & Sharon Whitely, Patrick Burke, Ken & Cynthia Wilson, Bob & Sheila Piderman, and all the other K-40 members in the Puddle.

From: Shirley Salkeld
Relation: my late husband's friend

Mary, I send warm thoughts to you and sympathy in your loss of Gerry. I remember your kindness in 1986. Sincerely, Shirley Salkeld

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