Geraldine Veronica Girard
October 15, 1925 – January 18, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we say farewell to our beloved mother, Geraldine Veronica Girard who passed away peacefully on January 18th. A native daughter of Nanaimo, Geraldine was born on October 15, 1925 to parents, Mary Rose Mayovsky of Nanaimo, and Martin Tapay who emigrated from Czechoslovakia. Geraldine became a teacher at the age of 18 and starting in 1944, taught many of Nanaimo’s youth. One snowy December day in 1955 she married John Girard. Geraldine and John resided in Nanaimo all of their lives, raising a family of three and making many friends.
Predeceased by husband, John Girard and granddaughter, Amanda Girard; she is survived by 3 children and their spouses: Michael Girard (Carol), Melinda Wilde (Don Furnell), and Jerome Girard (Karen); and 11 grandchildren.
Many thanks to Julie, Terry and family at Keeping House for looking after Mom. Hand in hand with Dad at last, we miss you both.
A Celebration of Life Mass to be held on Saturday, January 26th, 11 am at Trinity Ecumenical, 6234 Spartan Rd. Gathering at Keeping House, 2263 Jingle Pot Rd. at 1 pm.
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