Gerald (Gerry) Gordon Salter passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, with his mother Lois, brother Frank, Big Sister Tammy Butler and her finance Ed Norman at his side. Predeceased by his father Harry, and best buddies Lucy and Genuine, and most recently by Daisy, Gerry will be missed tremendously by his mother Lois, brothers Frank (and wife Melanie), Stan and Phil, nephews Ryan, Elliot and Andrew, nieces Courtenay and Nicole, Big Sister Tammy (and Ed), his large circle of friends and the SOS best buddies, boss/mentor/friend Terry McCaffrey and his daughter Jessica, boss Jim and everyone at DTLT, buddy Frank Schlogl, buddy Krista (and Tyler), and especially his best buddies Captain Carol, Joel Erickson (and family) and James Kennelly (and family).
Gerry was a great friend to many during his 25 years in The Valley, and he was indeed a true Dog Whisperer. His devotion to his extended two and four-legged family was legendary and without restriction. Gerry will be missed by all.
There are many people the family would like to acknowledge for their support for Gerry during his ongoing medical issues and recent hospitalization. Thanks to the Victoria General Hospital Neuro floor, Jody and the wonderful St. Joseph’s Hospital staff on the 3rd floor unit, and Brenda and Ruth at the Hospice Society. Gerry had recently expressed his thanks for the medical support and guidance of Dr. V. Saly in Victoria, and especially Dr. B. Fehlau in Courtenay.
Private cremation has taken place, and we invite family and friends to join together in a gathering to celebrate the life of Gerry Salter at the Goose Spit on Sat, 12Jan13, at 2 pm. In honour of Gerry, coffee and Nanaimo bars will be provided, with a Best Wishes balloon message (red/green/yellow rasta theme, of course!) for all to participate in.
Gerry would want to say Happy Hornby to all, and for everyone to Think Positive and Rock On, when thinking of him. His infectious smile and always positive outlook will be missed greatly.
In lieu of flowers, please forward donations to the Food Bank, and Pit Pals.