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MCDORMAND, Gerald Earl Died peacefully March 26, 2014 with his family by his side. Born August 23, 1918 in Westport, Nova Scotia "Digby County". Survived by his children who loved him dearly, Earl (Chris), Mary (Rob), Sharon (Joel), Janet (Doug), Sheila (Ron), Susan and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his loving wife, Frances (passed away February 13, 2014) and their children, Dorothy and William. Gerald enlisted with the Navy at a young age and proceeded to the rank of Petty Office First Class. Once retired, he used his natural born skills to fix/jimmy rig anything! There was always a way to make it work. He especially enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and travelling with Frances. Known as "Newf" to his many friends. His passion was the sea, whether "down home", at Oak Bay Marina or with the friendly crowd at China Creek. If you owned a crib board, you might've called him "fifteen-two". He loved his family and we loved him. Thank you Dad! A Celebration of the lives of Frances and Gerald McDormand will be held on Tuesday, April 8 at 1:00 pm at McCall's Downtown, Johnson & Vancouver with a reception to follow in the McCall Family Centre.In lieu of flowers, please forward tributes to Westport Church of Christ, P.O. Box 1216, Westport, Nova Scotia, B0V 1H0. Condolences may be offered to the family at

Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Apr. 3 to Apr. 6, 2014
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