Obituary of Gerald Lees
Gerald Robert Lees, 77, has been “promoted to glory” to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 23, 2022 with his wife by his side.
Born in New Waterford, he was the youngest son of the late George and Agnes (MacDonald) Lees.
He resided in Westville most of his life. Gerald worked in the Optical business for over 20 years until his loss of vision caused him to retire. He had volunteered many causes since 1973, volunteering with the Cub/Scout movement which led him to being Chairman of the Board. Gerald also canvassed for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Cancer Society from 1974-1978. He was a member of the Westville Rink Commission from 1974-1983 and oversaw the Power Skating program.
Gerald lost his sight in 1983, diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa and left work in 1985. He was Chair of CNIB Advisory Board of Pictou County where he held many other positions as well. He started a chapter of the Canadian Counsel of the Blind and was Chair from 1987-1992. Gerald later worked with Letabilities Work for 15 years and sat of the board of Chad Transit from 2006-2011. He was a Guide Dog user for over 20 years, was an avid walker and enjoyed many visits to Tim Hortons.
Gerald was a faithful member of the Salvation Army and his love of the Lord encouraged him to attend Men’s Fellowship and 60 Plus Group.
He is survived by his wife Elsie; son Trevor (Sandy) Lees; step-sons, Trevor (Kim), Troy (Debbie) and Tyler (Laura) Bowles; grandsons Kenny, Josh (Shelby) , Kyle ; step-grandchildren, Liam Bowles, Hayley, Chloe, Summer and Skyler Bowles and chosen grand daughter Avery Hughes; great grand daughters Abby and Bella. He is also survived by a brother George and sister Dorothy Langford; sisters-in-law Debbie Lynch, Helen Turner, Bette Thistle (Rollie), and Violet Lees.
He was predeceased by an infant daughter Vicki; a son Dennis; brothers Dick (Jean) and Don Lees; brothers-in-law Terry Lynch and Doug Turner; and sister-in-law Lucy Lees.
Gerald is resting at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville with visiting on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. His funeral service will be held 2 o’clock Wednesday from Eagles Funeral Chapel with Major Dan Roode officiating. Interment will be in Auburn Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army or to the Canadian Eye Dogs for the Blind.
His funeral will also be streamed live and may be watched by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/EPbA8L6CgH4
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