Gerald Oliver McDade
McDade, Gerald Oliver – 92, Central Onslow, passed away on August 13, 2019 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Parrsboro, April 7, 1927, he was a son of the late E. Cranswick and Grace (Getson) McDade. Gerald is survived by his wife of 68 years, Eudora (Peppard); daughter, Heather (Paul) Tufts, Lower Onslow; grandson, Christopher (Amanda), Valley and many nieces and nephews. Beside his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Janice and brothers, Doug, Gene, Garnet, Bill, Bruce and Eric. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Growing up in Parrsboro, he worked at a variety of jobs including in the family business, McDade Lumber. It was during this time that he met and married Eudora.
They raised their family in Lower Sackville and Gerald worked in the automotive field and in later years, for Canada Post. He worked part time in the pari-mutuels at Sackville Downs Raceway and eventually owned race horses himself. In retirement, he and Eudora moved to Tidal Bore Road in Central Onslow where Gerald loved to work in his yard and look after his horses.
A special thank you to his wonderful and supportive neighbours, Keith, Shelley, Butch and Rosalie. For all you’ve done, for who you are, his family will be forever grateful you were in his life. Thank you to Dr. Trevor Locke for his care and kindness. A Graveside Service will be held at a later date in Lower Onslow Clarke Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Colchester S.P.C.A. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Gerald Oliver
McDade 1927 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Truro, Province: Nova Scotia