Goodless, Gerald (Jerry) of Union Bay, BC passed away on September 10, 2013 after a short illness.
Jerry was predeceased by his wife Lillian (Lily) in 1996, father Morris in 1953; brother Max in 1967; and mother Lillie in 1980. He is survived by his son, Robert White (Kathy) of Oceanside, California and their children, Heidi and Alex. Jerry is also survived by his daughter, Tara Mason (Murray) of Royston, BC and brother-in-law, Donald Frederick (Gloria) of Comox, BC. Also surviving him are nephews Mark and Dean Goodless and Ken and Derrick Frederick.
Dad was born in Toronto Ontario on August 25, 1933. Dad and Mom met in 1951 when they both worked at Woolworth’s in Toronto. From that point on, they shared the next 45 years of their lives together, living in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, before moving to the Comox Valley in 1985. Before coming to Courtenay and fulfilling their dream of running a business together – Essential Vitamins which they ran until they retired in 1995. Dad worked as a warehouse manager for Corningware, Alberta Distillers, Pro-Linear Acoustics and Rain Bird Sprinklers.
Independent to the end, Dad was well read and was interested in a variety of topics. He was as interested in reading non-fiction as fiction, and was an avid comic book collector too. Dad also liked listening to CBC radio, and enjoyed fine dining and live theatre. He played snooker, poker, ping pong, crib, scrabble and dominos and he was particularly fond of beating everyone.
Dad had a great sense of humour and liked to laugh. He used the back of Far Side cartoons to write grocery lists, notes to himself and messages re: things that needed to be done after he passed (“Tara, make sure to oil the furnace“.) Even through the tears, he`s still able to make us smile.
But most of all, Dad was a true romantic. After losing his wife, Lily, after 45 years together, Dad wanted to find the next love of his life. And although it didn’t stand the same test of time, Mary brought love and laughter back to his life again. Dad was fortunate to have had Mary in his life for 8 years, before she moved back to Ontario in 2008.
Dad will be interred at the Comox Valley Crematorium on Sept. 28, 2013 at 11 am, joining Mom, which was his final wish. A private memorial gathering at Dad`s house will be held afterwards to toast a well lived life.