Leaman, Gerald E., age 82, of Milton Queens County, passed away, on Sunday, November 30th, 2014, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Milton, he was a son of the late William H. and Gertrude (Wentzell) Leaman.
Gerry is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis (Perry) Leaman; daughter Anne (Darrell) Conrad and grandsons, Christopher and Colby Conrad; son, Bruce (Vicki) Leaman and grandchildren Brendon and Brooke Leaman; and a grandson Adam Smith. Also surviving is a sister, Betty Dean; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Janet; grandson, Daniel; brother, William “Bud”.
After graduating from the Milton School, he attended Halifax Vocational School. He worked as a mechanic for George Milford Ltd and then as service manager for Milford’s and later at T&C Pontiac Buick / Liverpool Chrysler Dodge. During his time as manager he was awarded a No. 1 Provincial and Canadian Service Award, as well as many other service awards. He also taught WOW (Woman on Wheels) Course, which he enjoyed so much, helping women care for their cars. In his younger years he was an avid hunter and fisherman, especially enjoying his time with his father and son. Gerry was an active community member and served for a number of years on the board of Milton Community Association, was a driver for Meals on Wheels and he also volunteered at the local food bank. He was a past member of the Liverpool Golf Club, Lions Club and Masonic Lodge. Being a passionate person about his faith, he served on many committees in the Milton Christian Church, including being a deacon and then as an elder. He and Phyllis enjoyed many years of travel and spent many winters in Florida. He was an extremely pleasant, patient, happy man, always with a smile, so devoted to his wife and family and much admired by his co-workers. He will be missed by his loving dog Candy.
A celebration of Gerry’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7th, 2014, from Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, followed by a reception. Pastor Russell Prime officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Milton Christian Church or to Queens General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Ruth Anne Zwicker
Thinking of you all at this time. Gerry was such a great person with a smile that I will always remember. I have fond memories of our pony club days in Greenfield. Take care.
Kirk and Donna Whynot
Anne and Family, So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Gerry was a wonderful person.
Clyde and David Whynot
We are very sorry to hear of Gerry,s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Vivian Croft (Whynot)
Sorry to hear about your loss………thinking of you Mrs. Leaman and in the days ahead. Anne and Bruce sorry to hear about your dad…..
Richard and Peggy Hatt
To Gerry’s family , Gerry’s passing has left an emptiness in our neighborhood , as a neighbor and a friend .He could always be seen working outside and puttering in his yard .
.Gerry always had a smile for anyone and everyone he came in contact with .Out heartfelt sympathies go out to Phyllis and the family
Sincerely Richard and Peggy and Chris and Kelly
When I lived in Liverpool and use to work the 3-11 shift @Tim Horton’s , Gerald , Phyllis and Candy would always come through the drive thru window . Gerald and Phyllis were so pleasant to talk too and Candy always enjoyed a pat on the head . I am very sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing . He was such a nice man .
Wanda J Horton
Cathie & Kevin Wentzell
Dear Phyllis & Family,
We are saddened to learn about Gerry. I remember how friendly he was. He always took the time to say hello. Take comfort in your memories and knowledge that Gerry was one of the ‘good guys’.
to the family of Gerry Leamon; i am so sorry for your loss; he was a great man; always had a smile and a min. to chat;
R I P Gerry. you are in a better place;
Janet and George Fletcher
Leaman family: We were sorry to hear about Gerry. I always enjoyed our chats when we would run into each other in the grocery store. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.
Anne and families so sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing he was a wonderful man and always had a smile on his face he will be missed R.I.P Matthew.
Bruce and Vickie sorry about your lose. my thoughts are with you.
Anne,Darrell & families.In my thoughts & prayers.
Brian and Kim Mansfield
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Philip and Susan Burgess
Anne, Darrell and Family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. May all your great memories substain you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Donald and Judy Joudrey
So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing our condolence’s go out to you and your family .
Phyllis and family: I am so sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. He will certainly be missed by all but I will miss the laughs we had whenever we met. He was a wonderful person and I’m sure he leaves behind many memories for you to cherish.
Don and Vi Mackenzie
Sorry for the loss of your father. Our thoughts are with you.
Gordon and Jackie
Phyllis,Anne,Bruce and Family:Gerry was a great person to know as a friend and fellow employee.as we worked many years for Liverpool Chrysler Dodge and T & C Pontiac Buick .He always went out of his way to please everyone,many times doing things himself that he could have left for his mechanics to do.Gerry was a good person and will not be forgotten.Sincere condolences to all his family.
Anne and family: I will always remember your father as one of the most pleasant people I have ever met. He had a special way about him and always a smile and kind words. The world needs more like him . So sorry for your loss. Let your memories help you get through the sadness of your days ahead.
John And Donna Murray
Gerry was a gentle person and good advisor. Our sincere condolences! He was always happy and positive and always smiled.
Jim & Jacqueline Peach
So Sorry to hear about Gerry. He was 1 of the nicest people God ever put skin & hair on. He always met you with a smile. He will be missed by many. May God give each 1 of you the comfort you need to get through this valley. Our deepest condolences to the family. 🙁
Gail & Robbie Whynot
Phyllis & Family
Sorry for your loss. Gerry was a great person. We had many chats over the years. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with you
So sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. He was a great guy and very well liked by everyone. My thoughts are with all of you during this sad time!
Derek Neilson & Shelly Shupe
So very sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. Let your wonderful memories comfort you all during this time and in the days ahead.
I am so sorry to hear about Gerry.My condolences to the family.
Ann and Family
Sorry to hear of your fathers’ passing, keep your memories close they will help you in the difficult times ahead.
Philip & Rose Decker
Sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. He was a nice man. Our deepest condolences to all the family at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Philip & Rose Decker
Dear Phyllis and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Gerry will be sadly missed but not forgotten. I have many great childhood memories of our families camping out together. God Bless you all at this difficult time. We can take comfort in the fact he is at peace and that we will see him again. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, Sherry Anthony (Port Alberni)
Lorraine & Robert Quinn
Dear Phyllis and Family: We are deeply saddened by your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Rev Jen Garbin
Dear Anne, Phyllis and family – our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Gerry was always such a kind and caring man with a great sense of humour and deep faith. I remember him helping me find my first car when we moved to NS! Both Rita and Victor remember Gerry fondly and send their love as well. May God’s strength be with you and your families at this difficult time. Peace, Jen, Gianni, Rita & Victor
Brian and Pam Foley
our deepest sympathies go out to Phyllis, Anne, and Bruce during this difficult time. May you be comforted by your memories of this dear man.
So very sorry for your loss. Gerry was a such a great person who leaves behind a wonderful legacy.
Donna and David Dicks
Our deepest sympathy to the Leaman Family. So sorry for your loss. Take care.
Philip and Holly Smith
To Gerry’s Family,
Please accept our condolences at this sad time. His life was full of meaning and an example to everyone around him.
To the family of the late Gerald Leaman,
I want to extend my sincere sympathy on the loss of your loved one. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
With sincere condolences,
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Judi & Ken Minard
Phyllis, Anne, Bruce and families: Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Chis and Bev Amirault
Phyllis and Family so sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing.Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Ken and Mary Corbett
Dear Phyllis , Betty and family,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time
Twig and Tammy Chymist
Ann & Family
Sorry to hear about your Dad our thoughts are with you.
Fred and Wendy Wamboldt
Phyllis, Anne, Bruce and families. So sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. I have fond memories of our family outings in Greenfield and Fred has fond memories of Gerry at Turner’s Garage. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time.
MURIELand RAYMOND WHYNOT
So sorry to hear of Jerry.s passing.He was truly a remarkable man and will be greatly missed.May God comfort you in your time of need
Kathy Jo and Bernie Rumbolt, Nellie Crouse
Phyllis, Bruce, Anne and families,
Mom and I have many fond memories of Gerry back to 1976 when he was our instructor for the Women on Wheels course. We had a lot of laughs and he was a very patient soul. You were blessed to have such a great man for so many years. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Shirley and Paul Neals
Anne, Bruce and all of Gerry’s family, we are saddened to hear of his passing. He seemed like a good, good man and he will be missed. God bless you all.
Phyllis, Anne, Bruce & Families…So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Dear Phyllis and family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and father. Anne take good care of your mom, I don’t think that even needs saying, as you have always been there. Think of the good times and rejoice in his life and keep his spirit alive in your hearts. I believe he is with your sister Janet, who left here much to soon. I will say a prayer for your family tonight, may God bless you all!
Fred and Connie Hynick
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Anne, Bruce and families.
I was so sorry to read of your loss.
Please accept my sincere condolences.
John & Peggy Whynot
To Gerry’s Family:
We would like to extend our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to all of you at this very sad and difficult time.
Ivan & Marilyn Huskins
To Gerrys Family
Sorry to hear of the passing of Gerry. We’d like to send
our condolences to all of you at this time.
Mrs Leaman ,Ann ,Bruce ,I was very sorry to hear of Mr Leamans passing my thoughts and prayers are with u all at this very sad time .
So sorry to hear of your Dads passing.
Thinking of you all at this very difficult time.
Ann and Perry Potter
To Gerry’s Family ,
So very sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing . He will be surely missed by many who knew him.
Eddie and Evie Fisher
To the family. Sorry to hear about Gerry,s passing ,our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Carolyn & George Parnell
Sending our sincere sympathy to the family; our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Leon and Norma Robertson
Phyllis, Anne, Bruce and families. Our sincere condolences to you. So sorry for your sad time.thinking of you. Leon and Norma Robertson
David Whynott of mersey point
Phyllis, Anne ,Bruce and families, I am very sorry to hear of Gerry`s passing.Gerry was indeed a great and thoughtfull person always putting others ahead of himself.I had worked with Gerry at Liverpool Chrysler Dodge a short time and he was as fair a man as anyone could ever be to everyone.he fought a hard battle for a long time and I am sure he will be thought of often by everyone who knew him. bless you all
Mrs Leaman and family
So very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband,father;and grandfather.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this differcult time.
Dale Mckinnon (Whynot)
Corina & Willis Huphman
Phyllis, Anne, Bruce and families…we were very saddened to hear the passing of Gerry…he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who will be missed dearly…Gerry was a very kind hearted person who had a smile that could light up a room…I am sure candy is beside herself as she meant the world to you guys…please remember all the good times and keep his memories close to your heart and they will bring you comfort in the days ahead…Gerry is Flying High with the Angels…Free from pain…R.I.P. Gerry…God Bless
Jerry see you along the trail. Soon.
Lloyd & Barbara Naugler
Phyllis & Family :: We are so very sorry for your loss. Gerry lived a very good life & was a special person in our eyes . We will especially miss his smile & friendly manner. He fought a good fight & is now resting in a better place. RIP Gerry –be seeing you again .
Phyllis and family.
So sorry to hear of your loss My prayers are with you at this time
Robert & Sally Fader
Phyllis, Anne, Bruce & families:
So very sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. He was always a joy to talk to and always smiling. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
so sorry to have heard of gerrys passing. we had a few good times when I lived in Liverpool and I used to visit him at work and he will always be remembered by me .. my thoughts and prayers are with you . john
mrs. leaman, i would like to say how sorry i am for your loss. when i was at the legion on friday nights when they had suppers there you and gerry would be there and he would always have smile and that smile would light up my day . he would always have little comment for to make me smile if i was down. so rest in peace gerry.
Carolee & Chris
sorry to hear sad news
Dear Phyllis and family:
I was so sorry to read about Gerry. He was always the gentleman and had such a nice smile. I know he will be missed by all who knew him. Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are will you all and may God bless and support you.
Floris Bartlett (Whidden)
To the Family
So sorry for your loss.
Sincerely Floris and Cecil Bartlett
St. Catharines Ont.
To Mrs Leaman (Phyllis) and all her family:My thoughts and Prayers are with each and everyone of you.Gerry had a smile and time to talk wherever you met him .He was a very nice man.
Sally Lake (Belding)
Dear Mrs. Leaman my condolences to you and your family. I was very saddened to hear that your husband had passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time.
Thinking of you all.
so sorry for your loss Anne, and Bruce.he was a wonderful kind man and always had a pleasant smile and laugh,he will be always with the people who had the pleasure of knowing him
Kevin and Debbie Page
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Kevin and Debbie
Cathleen and Paul
Phyllis and Family
Our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your dear one. I remember Gerry in many ways, the big smile a sign of contentment and happy in all his work and other activities,especially when in the company of his children,the pony cart at the Hunts.
Take Care one and all,
Cathleen and Paul
I was saddened to find out that Gerry had passed away. He was a great person, always had a smile ready when you saw him. It will be a loss to the community.
Thinking of the family at this time.
Larry and Lynn Lowe
Dear Phyllis, Anne, Bruce and family,
I just finished reading the online condolences (above) and a common theme runs through all of them. Gerry was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and loved by one and all. – You were blessed to have him for so many years.. My heart goes out to you all, as you mourn your loss. Nobody will ever be able to take his place in the hearts of those who loved him. Phyllis, you found a real gem for a husband and your have many happy memories to cherish.. Anne and Bruce – take pride in the fact that you had a father, who was such a good influence on so many people’s lives! Larry and I will always remember Gerry for his wonderful smile, (which could light up any room) as well as his patience and gentle spirit We will never forget him as he will continue to live on in our hearts. May God’s peace surround you at this very sad time. Know that there are many people who are lifting you up in prayer right now. May God surround you with His “cuddle blanket” of peace, as you go through this very difficult time In your lives.
Love & Prayers, Lynn and Larry xo xo
Sorry to hear of jerrys passing.He was a good man.
Ken and Dawn Barrett
Dear Phylis and family,
Sorry to hear about Gerry’s passing. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
Ken and Dawn
Elizabeth Bamford (Richards)
Mrs. Leaman, Anne, Bruce and families:;
So sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Elizabeth
Dear Phyllis, Anne, Bruce,
We are so sorry for your loss, Gerry was a real sweet and nice man. You are in our prayers and thoughts.
Sending you all lots of love, Annette White and Emily Fralic.
Ron & Rose Anthony
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you!
Cecil and Ruth Lewis
To the Leaman Family,
We were saddened to hear of Gerry’s passing. He was such a nice man and a pleasure to work with. Sending our sympathy to you all at this time.
Cecil and Ruth Lewis
Tom and Barb Moffatt
To Phyllis and family So sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Take care
Raymond & Elaine Kempton
Phyllis & family, sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. Sincere sympathy to you & your Family. R.I.P. Gerry.
Dear Phyllis, Anne, Bruce and families,
So sorry for your loss of Gerry and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed by all. Love, Cindy
In about 2002 just shortly after I moved to Queens County, Gerry and his wife, Phyllis, without hesitation loaned me a wheelchair needed for a neighbour. I never forgot their kindness. I send my condolences to Phyllis and family at their time of loss.
Bernie Swain, Mill Village
To Phyllis and your family…
Please accept my condolences after Gerry’s passing. His smile warmed every greeting that he spoke and brightened every path that he crossed….Les Huskins
Dear Anne & Family: So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Thinking of you…Jocelyn & Dave
Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With You In Your Time Of Sorrow.