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Passed away peacefully July 25, 2014 at the age of 91 at the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre, Ottawa. Gerald was born July 13, 1923 in Madawaska, Ontario. Gerald is survived by his wife of 68 years Mary Chamberlin and his family David (Adeline), Dianne Waugh (Bob), Brian (Linda), Steven (Jude) and Rose Mary (Judy) as well as three grandsons and four granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Nicholas and Mary Rozak and three brothers Ken, Sylvester and Todd. Gerald served in the Royal Air Force 100 Squadron during World War II as an Air Gunner on a Lancaster Bomber and participated in many sorties over Europe. On his return he married and joined the Federal Public Service where he worked for many years before he retired. Gerald did volunteer work for various charitable organizations and served on several church boards as treasurer and was a founding member of the Royal Canadian Legion Strathcona Branch 595. Gerald is remembered as a skilled card player and an avid Toronto Blue Jay fan. We would like to thank all the staff of the Perley Rideau 2 North for their superb care of Gerald and making him comfortable at the end. Friends may pay their respects at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay and Lyon) on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the evening. A Legion Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive, Ottawa, for Service at 11:00 a.m. Friends and Family are welcome to get together downstairs in the church hall following the Funeral Mass. Burial will take place at St. Stephen's Church at Old Chelsea, Quebec. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre or the
would be appreciated.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from July 30 to July 31, 2014