Raymond Marie (Gerry) Girard

GIRARD, Raymond Marie (Gerry)

November 21,1920 – July 9,2010

 

Our beloved Gerry passed away July 9,2010 Friday evening at the Palliative Care Unit, Saanich Peninsula Hospital after a long battle with cancer.


Gerry was born on November 21,1920 in St. Donat, Quebec and spent his youth in Rimouski, Quebec. He joined the Canadian Air Force in 1950 and retired in 1970 finishing his service with 442 Squadron, Comox, B.C. He continued his aviation career with helicopters and ended it with Canadian Airlines, Vancouver B.C.


Gerry is survived by his loving wife Audrey, of 50 years. His children, Marc ( Sandi), Suzanne (Richard), Allan (Alain) his five grandchildren and his extended family in Quebec. He was a loving husband, kind father and a good friend to many and will be greatly missed by all whose life he touched.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the PALLIATIVE CARE UNIT, Saanich Peninsula Hospital, where he recieved such excellent and caring care.


A Memory and Celebration of Gerry’s life will be held at the family home in Sidney on Sunday July 18th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm.