It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Gerardo on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at the age of 67 years.
Gerardo obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree at San Beda College, Manila, Philippines. Prior to coming to Canada in 1968, he worked for various companies in Manila. He worked for Canada Post Corporation for twenty-five years before his retirement in May, 2004. Gerardo was a simple man who enjoyed simple pleasures. He was very thoughtful, caring, and compassionate with others and had a good sense of humour. He was most happy listening and dancing with his wife to Sinatra songs. Most of all, Gerardo was devoted in every way to his family. He looked forward to his retirement knowing that he could spend more time with his two adorable grandchildren, Mira and Emma.
Besides Evelyn, his loving wife of thirty-six years, Gerardo leaves behind his daughter Tricia (Michael); grandchildren Mira and Emma; his son Gabriel and fiancée Charishe; his sisters, Luz (Ruben) and Gina; brother Bobby (Pearlie); brother-in-law Dido (Angie); sister-in-law Grace; mother-in-law Araceli; step-mother, Susana; nieces, Sophia, Aurora, Isabel, Cristina, Rachel, Cheryl and Sharleen; nephews, Raul, Ron and Brandon as well as his paternal and maternal relatives in Calgary, Vancouver, California, Las Vegas, Sudbury, Toronto and Alaska. He was predeceased by his father, Roberto, mother, Maxima and father-in-law Sergio.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, March 18, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday, March 19, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Prayers and Tributes at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Drive N.W.) on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Our family wishes to extend gratitude for the excellent care and compassion given by Dr. G. Bebb, his nurses Cathy and Marilyn, Unit 47 nursing staff at the Tom Baker Centre and the Palliative Home Care staff. Further thanks to Dr. David and staff for taking good care of Gerardo for many years. Our sincere thanks to Devon Canada’s E & E System’s group and co-workers for their understanding and support In lieu of flowers, a memorial tribute, in Gerardo’s name, will be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Gerardo Grey, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences