Gerald Sanford Bond
Bond, Gerald Sanford, age 92, of Antigonish, formerly Queensport, Guysborough County, passed away on September 8, 2020 in St Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Halfway Cove he was the son of the late Clarence and Minnie (Delaney) Bond.
Gerald devoted his life to hard work. He began his working career in Annapolis Royal at a young age, spent time at the Pictou shipyard, as well as trying his hand at fishing. In 1956 he settled down with the love of life Claire (George) in Queensport and soon began a retail and wholesale meat distribution business. In this capacity, Gerald met lifelong customers and friends throughout Guysborough and Antigonish Counties over his 39-year career.
After spending countless hours in both the shop and on the road, Gerald and Claire finally retired in 1995 and moved to Antigonish. It was at this time he got to enjoy some hobbies like gardening, fishing, carpentry, and many hours spent at the mall chatting with buddies and old customers. Gerald never missed a blade of grass in the yard or a Blue Jays game on the television. Thankfully he was able to enjoy a long retirement.
Gerald is survived by his wife of 64 years, Claire; brothers, Percy (Joy), Mulgrave; Gordon (Myrtle), Frankville; and Garfield and Lloyd, Halfway Cove; sisters, Verna Ritcey, Eastern Passage; Rita Hansen, Dartmouth; Eileen (Pete) Woolridge, Halifax; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Garland, Wesley, Aubrey, Donald, and John "Arnie"; sisters, Helen, Marguerite, Marie, and Bernice.
As per Gerald’s wishes,
cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Sunday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College
Street, Antigonish. Social distancing protocols must be followed, and
masks are mandatory. A private, family funeral will
be held on Monday at 11:00am, and you are invited to view the service
live by following this link:
Burial will take place in Christ Church Anglican Cemetery, Queensport, at 2:00pm and all are welcome.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St Martha's Regional Hospital Foundation. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com
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