Gerald James Ford

Gerald James Ford

Amanda (Rich Haughton), Ilya and Spencer; three greatgrandchildren,

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 fi reman and served

the communities he lived in through the Kinsmen Club

who awarded him a life membership. He enjoyed camping,

hunting, fi shing 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 profi cient

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.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by

visiting Arrangements entrusted

to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver

& Osoyoos, BC.

Gerald James Ford

1929 – 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),

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