Gerald "Gerry" Comeau
COMEAU, GERALD "GERRY" L. - 1918 - 2012 - The family of Gerry Comeau 93, of Moncton, are saddened to announce his passing on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the Forest Dale Home, Riverside Albert. Gerry was born in Arichat, NS, and was the son of the late Adolphe and Violet (LeBlanc) Comeau of Moncton. As a young man, he loved the ocean and spent many summers sailing with his grandfather. During World War II, he served 3.5 years in the Royal Canadian Navy on the HMCS Prescott (corvette) as chief petty officer and saw action in the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Bay of Biscay, and the English Channel. After his discharge in 1945 he returned to Moncton and took over management of the family Business - the Moncton Fish Market (1945 – 1988). He ran his business with a generosity that touched all who knew him. Gerry was active in many community and charitable organizations. He was a past president of VON Moncton, VON New Brunswick, Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation, and Gyro club of Moncton. He served 25 years on the board of NB Housing Authority and six years on the board of Extra Mural New Brunswick as Financial Chairman. Other memberships included Moncton Friendship Club, the Probus Club, the Moncton Golf Club, the YMCA Century Club and he was a chartered member of both the Beaver and Beausejour Curling Clubs. Sailing was one of his favourite pastimes and a very important part of his life. For many years, he was a member of the Shediac Bay Yacht Club and the captain of the “Misty Morn”. After retirement, he and his wife, Mona, travelled throughout Canada, the US, Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia. In his later years he enjoyed playing bridge and poker with his family and many friends. His great sense of humour, kindness, and laughter will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Gerry is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Mona (Leet) Comeau; two daughters Lorraine Comeau (Bob Downe), Teri LeBlanc (Paul Nowlan); three granddaughters Kristine Black (Nathan), Danielle LeBlanc, and Sarah LeBlanc; one great grandchild Rowan Black; sister Lucille Cormier and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Lorraine Leger, sisters- in-law Joyce Pope and Shirley Leet; brothers- in-law Dollard Cormier, Carl Leet, and Wally Pope.
In respect of Gerry’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the care givers at the Forest Dale Home, the nursing staff at the Moncton City Hospital (4600) and to Dr. Suzanne Hall-Losier for the care and attention they provided to Gerry in his last days. In Gerry’s memory, donations to The Friends of The Moncton Hospital or to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home 1657 Mountain Rd, Moncton (858-1995). Online condolences at www.fergusonknowlesfh.com