In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
DeWOLFE, Gerald Arthur - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gerald Arthur DeWolfe on December 9, 2014 at the Camp Hill Veterans Hospital in Halifax.
Born in Halifax, February 28, 1921 Gerald was the son of the late Joseph Arthur and Margaret (Martell) DeWolfe. He grew up in Dartmouth and joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the outbreak of World War II.
He was a stoker by trade and served primarily on HMCS SUMMERSIDE with side postings on British corvettes and frigates in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.
He had a lifelong interest in geography and saw much of the world during the tumultuous war years.
After his service in the war, he went to work with his father and brother, Vincent, at the Imperial Oil Refinery in Dartmouth where he worked for 41.5 years.
Gerry married Evelyn Roma in 1948 and they raised their family in Dartmouth. Gerry and Evelyn spent many years traveling to Florida to spend time with the friends they made during those years at ESSO. They were part of a very sociable crowd of friends who often gathered for card games and dancing. After living in the same house for 56 years, they moved to Parkland at the Lakes in 2008.
He is survived by his children Sharon (Roy) Parker, Barry (Gaye), Guy (Janice), Nancy (Peter) Staples.
10 Grandchildren who he knew so well and to whom he passed on so much kindness and wisdom: Jill (Jason) Hawkes; Jennifer (Paul Dandurand ) Parker; Amy (Peter) Dicks; Joanne(Greg Boudreau) Parker; Melissa (Drew) Mosher; David (Jessica Arbour) Staples; Matthew ( Hilja) DeWolfe; Patricia (Cory Stuart) Staples; Rosemary ( Kevin Bayers) Staples; Gerald Staples; 8 great grandchildren; 2 brothers Vincent and Nelson. He was predeceased by his wife Evelyn in 2010, his sister Doris, and brothers Laurie, Leo and Murray.
Cremation has already taken place, a memorial service will be held Saturday, December 13 at 10 am at Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 Main Street Dartmouth.
Ships served in:
HMCS SUMMERSIDE K141
This photo is also posted on the ship's company photo page for HMCS SUMMERSIDE K141 with crew numbered for identification
M.T.E. Class 50 - Aug 1943
This photo is also posted on a M.T.E. ourse photo page with students and staff numbered for identification