Robert Gordon GERRARD

  • "My thought and Prayers to the family during this time of..."

GERRARD, Robert Gordon July 24, 1935 - October 5, 2013 . Born in Vancouver BC, Bob lived his life on the West Coast he loved. Bob's priority in life was his family; he would frequently stop by for a visit and always be willing to lend a hand. He was a doting husband, and a compassionate and caring father and grandfather. He was an avid hunter and had a real passion for fishing, sharing his skills and respect for the environment with his children and grandchildren. A keen golfer, he made many friends on the greens from Vancouver Island to Reno. Bob began his career in the logging industry as an equipment operator. He then worked for Finning. Later, Bob became a partner in the creation of Coast Tractor and Equipment Ltd. He was very proud of the Coast team and was a well-respected Branch Manager, first in Nanaimo, and then Victoria where he retired in 2000. Family brought Bob back to Nanaimo and he passed away unexpectedly at the age of 78. He will be forever in our hearts. He leaves behind Betty Jean, his wife of 57 years; his children, Gord Gerrard (Lucy); Monica Tysowski (Bryan); Lisa Bannerman (Don); and Holly Bagocsi (Steve); twelve grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and his brother, Roy Gerrard (Bernice). No service by request. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the charity of your choice. Sands ~ Nanaimo

Published in Nanaimo Daily News and Harbour City Star from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2013