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Gerald "Gerry" Upcott
January 15, 1933 - June 10, 2014
Gerald “Gerry” Bruce Upcott, 81, of Halifax, passed away on June 10, 2014 in the Q.E. II Health Sciences Centre with his wife of 61 years by his side.
Born in Leamington, Ontario, he was the son of the late Burton Stanford Upcott and Pearl (Maillet) Upcott.
Gerry was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy for 25 years. He served aboard HMCS Huron during the Korean War and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. Following retirement, Gerry went to work at the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse where he spent 17 years as a Stationery Engineer.
He loved to garden and to share his cucumbers and tomatoes with his family and friends. He enjoyed all family get-togethers and his jokes, funny stories, and of course, his presence will be greatly missed by all.
Gerry was a faithful member of St. Theresa’s Church where he was an Altar Server for approximately 17 years.
He was predeceased by his brother, William and his sister, Wanda.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Marie (Purcell) Upcott and two sisters, Dorothy Hall, Westland, Michigan and Marion Haws, London, Ontario.
He is also survived by his very close Sisters/Brothers-in-Law, Barbara & Frank Mombourquette, Jack & Donna Purcell, Larry & Laurel Purcell, Robert Purcell & Pauline Doucette, several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his favourite feline companion, Molly.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 2 pm – 4pm and from 7 pm – 9 pm at Atlantic Funeral Home, Bayers Road, Halifax. Funeral service will be on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 10:30 am at St. Theresa’s Church, 6351 North Street, Halifax with Fathers James Wegner and Roberto Donato officiating. Reception will follow in the church hall. A family burial will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory are asked to consider St. Theresa’s Church, 6351 North Street, Halifax, NS, B3L 1P7.
On line condolences may be made by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com (Halifax Chapel).