Gerald Joseph Fitzgerald Sr.
Fitzgerald, Gerald Joseph Sr. Guysborough, age 97. It is with deep sorrow and much love that we announce the passing of Gerald Joseph Fitzgerald Sr. on Monday, February 8, 2021 at the age of 97 years, in the Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend Mildred "Millie" (Flavin); his children, Sandra (Cameron), Judy both of Truro; Tim, Boylston; Gerald Jr. (Rose), Guysborough; Pamela and Angela both of Halifax; as well as 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Elizabeth (MacIsaac) Fitzgerald; brothers, Ed, Robert, Huey; sisters, Margaret, Mary, Hazel, Winnie, Theresa and Ruby in infancy. He will now join his first-born son, Kevin and beloved son-in-law, Gerald Sullivan in heaven.
Gerald was born in Queensport in 1923 and grew up during the depression years. As a young man his adventures took him across Canada working in various camps. His return to Nova Scotia saw him enlist to serve Canada during World War ll he fought bravely, with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry across Europe.
After the war ended, he met and married Millie where they began their family in Halifax and eventually settled in Guysborough. Gerald was a great sportsman who especially loved curling and was even a champion boxer while in the army. He was a well-known musician that played fiddle with his bandmates for decades across eastern Nova Scotia. Gerald was a man of deep faith, who was at his best being with family and friends, sharing stories with much laughter. Gerald was a longstanding member of St. Ann’s Parish and a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 81, Guysborough. The family would like to thank Dr. Ranjini, Dr. Bell and all the nurses at Guysborough Memorial Hospital for the care and devotion to duty they showed Gerald and all their patients. A special thank you to the staff at Milford Haven Home for Special Care, as well as Guysborough Home Care for the love and compassion they showed Gerald every day.
With the opening of restrictions a funeral mass will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 31 in St Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Guysborough. With burial in the Parish Cemetery with Father Calistus Abazie officiating. Memorial donations in memory of Gerald may be to Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 81 Guysborough or Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com