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"OOR" 2005 Obituary


OORLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-17 published
Passed away peacefully in his 87th year on Friday, April 15, 2005 in the arms of his family at Trillium Hospital. Gerry was lovingly cared for by his wife Betty since his earlier stroke in 1998 and they would have celebrated their 50th anniversary this year. Gerry's humour and concern for others will be sadly missed by those who knew him. He loved seeing his grandchildren Emma and Scott LEON, Kent and Meghan SCHULTZ, and Leah HILL. He was a wonderful papa. Beloved father of Maxine and her husband Eric, Clark and Sue SIMPSON and her daughter Martha, Mary Anne and her husband Robin. Predeceased by his daughter Valerie and his sisters Pat GORDON, Ruth GOODE and Jess FALLIS. Best friend to his brother Dr. Max SCHULTZ and sister Dorothy McDONALD. Brother-in-law and dear friend of Elsie and Dave HOLMES (deceased,) Ginny and John ROSS, Hugh and Francis ROSS (both deceased.) After graduating from Queen's University, Gerry served in World War 2 with the 1st Division of the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers in Sicily, Italy, Belgium, France, Holland and Germany. He was still close Friends with the VAN OORLE family of Belgium, who invited the young officer to live in their home while stationed nearby. Gerry was born in Thessalon and loved Northern Ontario. He worked for many years in the lumber industry as had his father Charles SCHULTZ before him, spending 3 years as a logging superintendent for Abitibi. Three dams that he built on the Mississaugi River are still in operation. His family also ran Schultz Hardware in Thessalon. Upon moving to Toronto, he worked until his retirement as Manager of Technical Services at Goodyear Canada in New Toronto. Mr. SCHULTZ is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.) Mississauga (parking off Ann St.) 905-278-5546 on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m., followed by cremation.

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