Gerald Edmond Tait

TAIT, Gerald “Gerry” Edmond

1923-2005

Gerry passed away on Sept. 1, 2005 at the age of 82. He will be forever remembered by his loving wife, Jean of 58 years, his six daughters: Maivis Olsen, Marsha Webb (David), Iris Churchill (Lyall), Lori Tait (John), Deanna Brown (George), Tanis Moyls (Glenn) and one son Byron (Kerri); 15 grandchildren: Earl, Ken, Bob, Bill, Randy, Kelly-Rae, Jordon, Broc, Rhonda, Reisha, Janessa, Cameron, Jeana, Brandon, and Miranda; 7 great-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Victoria, Tatiana, Hunter, Tienna, Brayden, and Haden; 3 brothers: Ron (Joan), Harrison (Ann), Bob (Alta), and their families reside in N.B. Gerry is predeceased by his mother Marion, father Harrison and by his sister Isabel.

As a young man Gerry was accomplished in all sports; he excelled in baseball and fastball.

After many moves across Canada, Gerry and his family settled in the Comox Valley in 1966. He formed G.E. Tait Construction Co. He went on to build many custom homes. Gerry received the “New Home Builders Award” and was recognized by the city for outstanding contribution to his community. Gerry was a strong advocate of providing the opportunity for young people to participate in all sports. He was instrumental in the Bill Moore Memorial Park project. (Construction of the clubhouse, the original batting cage and the field lighting). In his later years Gerry became a duplicate bridge “Life Master” and he was skilled at poker and billiards. He was part of the ownership group of the Comox Valley Dodge Glacier Kings Junior B hockey team.

Gerry will be sadly missed by the many people whose lives he touched over the course of 40 years in the Comox Valley.

Gerry placed great importance on family values and he leaves this as a legacy to his children.

It was customary for Gerry to never say good-bye and so we salute him with his own words…So long Gerry, See ya later.

A Celebration of Life to be held at the Courtenay Legion on Friday, Sept. 9th, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Piercy’s – Mt. Washington Funeral Home in care of arrangements.