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Gerald Cochrane

Gerald Cochrane

Born In: Windsor, Canada

Passed in: Windsor, Canada
Passed on: January 9th, 2016

Gerald (Jeddy) Grant Cochrane, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on January 9, 2016 at Hants Community Hospital at the age of 75. Born in Windsor, he was the son of the late Gerald Jeffrey Cochrane and Etta (Swinamer) Cochrane Spence. Jeddy was well-known in his community as a teacher, coach and volunteer for several organizations. While his boys were growing up, he spent countless hours at ball fields and hockey rinks coaching and encouraging them and their teammates in competition and sportsmanship. Jeddy believed in the value of minor sports for youth and gave his time generously as a leadership volunteer with Minor Hockey, Minor Baseball and the Windsor Royals. Jeddy was a long-term member of the Windsor and District Lions Club, serving as the local President, Membership Director and as Regional Chairman. He received many awards recognizing his outstanding volunteer efforts, notably Lion of the Year and the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for community service. Jeddy was also a member of Jaycees and served as President of the Retired Teachers Organization. He spent his retirement as an active volunteer and took great pleasure in encouraging his grandchildren in their sports and musical pursuits. He logged numerous hours as a spectator and audience member at hockey, baseball and soccer games, and concerts. Jeddy will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his family. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dora (Hazel) Cochrane, sons Derek (Shelda), Bedford; Andrew (Christine), Kentville; and Michael, Ottawa. Missing their Granddad/Gumpy are Alexander, Mackenzie and Aidan, Bedford; Matthew, Hannah, Keenan and Luke, Kentville; Rebecca and Eric, Ottawa. He is also survived by brothers, William (Kathi) Cochrane, Wolfville; Barry (Judith) Spence, Bangkok; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nursing staff at Hants Community Hospital medical 200, the Palliative Care family and Northwood caregivers for their kind and compassionate care. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lindsay’s Funeral Home (902-798-2232) 194 King Street, Windsor. Visitation was 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in Lindsay’s Windsor Funeral Home. Funeral Service was held 2 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Christ Church Anglican, King Street, Windsor. Reception followed at the church hall. Rev. David Curry officiated. A private family burial followed the reception. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Windsor and District Lions Club, the Hants Community Hospital “Palliative Care” 89 Payzant Drive, Windsor, NS, B0N 2T0) or a charity of one’s choice. On-line condolences may be sent by clicking on “contribute” at www.lindsaysfuneralhome.com.

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