September 6, 1930 – December 26, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Geraldine Theresa Hamilton, of Courtenay.
Gerry passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Monday, December 26, 2016, at the age of 86. She is survived and will be lovingly missed by her husband George; sons Jeff (Sheryl), Neal (Colleen), and Paul (Emily); grandchildren Mackenzie (Taylor), Kenneth (Kimberly), Michael (Tracy), David and Brandon; her brother Noel Quenville (Barb); sister Elaine Harlow as well as her nieces and nephews.
Gerry was born in Merritt, B.C. and moved to the Comox Valley with her husband George in 1961, where she and George raised their three sons. She enjoyed what the community had to offer and gave back as a member of the Rotary Ann Club and tennis teacher. She was also an active bridge player and skied.
Beginning in 1980, with her family, she established three Cranberry farms in the Comox Valley and Campbell River areas. She spent the next thirty seven years as an intrigal member of the family operations, well into her eighties. She served as a mentor to many of the young employees who worked for her throughout the years and was proud to have participated in their development.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Courtenay Civic Cemetery.