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MARKHAM, George Gerald (Gerry)
October 30, 1942 – June 12, 2014
Gerry Markham was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend; he will be deeply missed. He died peacefully at Western University Hospital in London after a long battle with a heart condition. Gerry was born and raised in Windsor but moved to London shortly before he retired. He joined the Army at an early age and when he returned from service, apprenticed and became an electrician, following in the footsteps of his father, George. He was an active member of IBEW 773 and he was most proud of his superintendent work at the Cami Assembly Auto Plant in Ingersoll. Gerry loved to fish, hunt, and golf but his real passion was playing cards; he was an accomplished Euchre, Pepper, and Poker player. A little known fact is that he was an author with several articles published in hunting magazines; his novel is unfinished. He is survived by his wife, Ruby (née Conn); his son, David; his mother, Ella Mae (née Belleau); his brother, Robert; his sisters Cheryl McFadden, Margaret Johnson, and Elizabeth Markham; and his many nieces and nephews. Gerry was predeceased by his daughter, Deborah and his father, George. He is Interred at Victoria Memorial in Oldcastle. There will be a Mass to Celebrate his Life at St. Mary's Church in Maidstone (County Road 34) on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a light lunch at the Church Hall. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.
Published in The Windsor Star on June 26, 2014