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Gerald "Gerry" Upcott
January 15, 1933 - June 10, 2014
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<div itemprop="description"><br />Gerald &ldquo;Gerry&rdquo; 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.<br />Born in Leamington, Ontario, he was the son of the late Burton Stanford Upcott and Pearl (Maillet) Upcott.<br />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. <br />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. <br />Gerry was a faithful member of St. Theresa&rsquo;s Church where he was an Altar Server for approximately 17 years.<br />He was predeceased by his brother, William and his sister, Wanda.<br />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.<br />He is also survived by his very close Sisters/Brothers-in-Law, Barbara &amp; Frank Mombourquette, Jack &amp; Donna Purcell, Larry &amp; Laurel Purcell, Robert Purcell &amp; Pauline Doucette, several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his favourite feline companion, Molly.<br />Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 2 pm &ndash; 4pm and from 7 pm &ndash; 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&rsquo;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.<br />In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory are asked to consider St. Theresa&rsquo;s Church, 6351 North Street, Halifax, NS, B3L 1P7.<br />On line condolences may be made by visiting (Halifax Chapel).<br /></div>