Obituary of John Joseph Gerald Trainor
Born in Halifax, NS, in 1943 and raised in Morell, Prince Edward Island, Gerry was predeceased by his parents, Winnie and Henry, and Uncle Jack. He is survived by his wife, Donna (née Smith) of 54 years, children Lisa (Alex), David (Jennifer) and grandchildren Jack and Julia; sisters Olive (Gerard), Vangie (Leo), and Dot (Dan) as well as many nieces and nephews.
Gerry divided his 30-year-career in the Canadian Armed Forces between the RCAF and the RCEME Corps where he saw postings to France (where he met Donna), Germany, Summerside and Gagetown, among others. Upon retiring from the CAF, Gerry spent 14 years working for Forestry Canada. He has also spent countless, selfless hours volunteering as a jack-of-all-trades and Board Member for the Oromocto Pioneer Gardens Cemetery.
Gerry had an infectious, larger-than-life personality who made friends wherever he went and left a lasting impression with everyone he met. A lifelong Habs fan, he was also a charter member of the Oromocto Liars' Club that met regularly at the Chapel of St. Timothy’s at Gateway Parish.
As a family we thank Dr. Luisa Galvis, Dr. Karen Broad, the oncology staff, volunteers, and nurses at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital for their excellent care and kindness.
Visitation will be at Oromocto Funeral Home on Friday, May 13, 2022 from 11 am - 1:00 pm. A graveside service will follow in Oromocto Pioneer Gardens Cemetery beginning at 2:00 pm. For friends and family unable to attend the service, a live stream will be available at https://vimeo.com/708620408. In case of technical difficulties, a recording will be available at the same link following conclusion of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Oromocto Pioneer Gardens Cemetery would be appreciated.