Hubert “Bert” Gerard Gervais

October 23rd 1956 – March 22nd 2012

Resident of Nanaimo, B.C.

Bert passed away peacefully in the early morning on Wednesday, March 22nd, surrounded by his closest loved ones. He was born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and lived most of his adult life in central Vancouver Island.

He was the youngest & beloved son, one of ten children, born to the late Hubert and Elmira Gervais. Bert will forever be remembered by his loving siblings: Joanne Machiskinic (Charlie), Gene Gervais (Corry Hostetter), Gerry Gervais, Ted Gervais (Cathy), Irene Haines & Ray Gervais; numerous caring nieces & nephews; many treasured great-nieces & great-nephews, and his devoted caregiver, Lucy Li, along with countless other family, friends & care workers whom were blessed to know him. Bert loved collecting model cars, listening to music, admiring first nations artwork, being with his family, and conversing with friends.

Bert touched the lives of many people with his endurance & courage after a tragic car accident in 1975 left him a quadriplegic at the age of 18. He maintained his trademark sense of humor & wit all the way to the end. A private celebration of his life will be held for family & his close friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Nanaimo Palliative Care Unit, Hospice Society and Rick Hansen Foundation.

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