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SUDDABY, Gerald (Gerry) Kenneth

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Gerald (Gerry) Kenneth Suddaby on October 5, 2012.

Born July 1933 Gerry was the 2nd of four children born to Mary and Harold Suddaby of Fort William, Ontario. At age 17 he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Penhold, Alberta. In November 1953 Gerry married Marlaine Lougheed back in Fort William. From there they moved to Yellowpoint, BC, where with his own two hands Gerry built what would become the family home for the next 54 years. In 1956 he began his 40 year career at Harmac until his retirement in 1996. Retirement allowed Gerry to spend his time doing what he loved the most; fishing the canal on Vida Del Mar, hunting and tinkering in his toy box.

Gerry was predeceased by his father, mother and brother, Eddie. He is survived by his ever loving wife of 59 years, Marlaine; his sister, Nancy (Bert) of Winnipeg; brother, Raymond (Shirley) of Thunder Bay, Ontario; his daughters, Sandra (Alf), and Cindy; his grandchildren: Andrea, Sarah (Justin) and Kenny. Papa is also survived by his great grandson, Jake who he lovingly referred to as his little bugger.

We all wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Kiwanis Lodge for their loving care of Gerry during his time there. We would also like to thank Dr. W. Colborne for his genuine care of Gerry over the last number of years.

As Gerry was a parishioner at St. Phillips Anglican Church in Cedar since 1956, the family invites all friends to gather there at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 20th to celebrate Gerry’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Phillips in Cedar, 1797 Cedar Road, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1L6.

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