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Gerald McLennan BLAIR
Père : BLAIR
Décès le : 2002-03-20
Parution : 2002-03-23
Paru dans : Ottawa Citizen, ON

WWII Veteran Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Peacefully at home, surrounded by loving family members on Wednesday, March 20, 2002, in his 81st year. He lived up to his regimental motto (PERSEVERANCE) as he fought a long and arduous battle against cancer and lung disease. Beloved son of the late Currie E. Blair and the late Janet McLennan. Survived by his wife in their 50th year of marriage. Lorna E. Presley and six children Gerry (Jean) Ft. St. John BC, Gordon (Pam) Lethbridge, Ken (Deb) Calgary, Andy (Melinda) Maxville, Erin (Nicole) Maxville and Karen (Chester) Ottawa. Beloved grandfather of Charlie Robbie, Catherina and Alexandra. Predeceased by his brother Harold and his sister Hazel. Gerald was immensely proud of having volunteered for active duty and having served with his regiment, the Strathcona's (United Kingdom, Central Mediterranean Area and Continental Europe). He was wounded twice in action and nominated by his Lt. Colonel for a Mention-in-Dispatch award because of his conduct during a certain military action. He was equally proud of his business, Gerald M. Blair Construction, which he operated from 1949 until his passing. Relatives and friends may call at Munro & Morris Funeral Home, Maxville on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 from 2 to 5 PM and 7 to 9 PM and on Thursday, March 28, from 12 noon until time of service. Funeral service will be held at Maxville United Church on Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 2 PM. Interment Maxville Cemetery. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion are invited to attend a legion service which will be held in the Funeral Home on Wednesday evening at 7 PM. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Maxville United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated. The Ottawa Citizen, 23-03-2002

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