Gerald Gordon Payne

June 15, 1924 – June 26, 2020
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Gerald Gordon Payne on June 26, 2020. Born in Oxford Twp., Grenville Co., Ontario on June 15, 1924 and raised in Kempville, Ontario.
Gerry was a WW II combat veteran. He was wounded in action, discharged, and then re-enlisted. He was then posted to Canada’s north, maintaining her sovereignty. Upon Gerry’s return, he worked at Walls and Bradshaw Nanaimo, Nanaimo Liquor Store and Crown Zellerbach – Nanaimo Lakes.
His retirement included hunting, fishing, and spending time at Nanaimo Lakes. Gerry was predeceased by his step daughter Ada, sons Andy and Bruce, and the love of his life, Leona. Gerry is survived by Nancy (daughter-in-law), her children: Andrea and Dylan; Barbara (daughter-in- law), her child: David; Dawna, step-daughter, her children – Nadine and Tina; Dianne (Al), their children – Brad (Meagan); Kelly; and other family and friends, plus many great grandchildren.
No service by request.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Legion in Gerry’s name would be most welcome.


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