Gerald O'Hara

Obituary of Gerald Connor O'Hara

Of Dartmouth. On October 23, 2021, my sweet husband Jerry passed away after a very long journey with cancer. Of all the things he’s battled in his life, cancer was by far the hardest. He gave it everything he had, as only Jerry could do. Surrounded by family and love, he eventually redefined winning, by giving in to peace, comfort, and rest. Left feeling as if their North Star has gone out include our beautiful daughter Colleen, her husband Peter, and our grandchildren Josh and Paige who made and continue to make our lives so much brighter. How he loved them! Then along came our “bonus” granddaughter Courtney; Josh’s fiancée. Jerry was so proud to tell everyone he could about Josh becoming an engineer, Paige attending law school, and Courtney becoming a doctor. What a boasting opportunity! Also left to miss him, Jerry leaves behind brothers Glen (Eleanor) and Gary (Karen), and his sister Gwendolyn (Leonard) MacLean. Several nieces and nephews will have strong memories of Jerry, especially the O’Hara and MacLean boys who brought the game of tag to a new level with their “fun” uncle. You’re it, Jerry! Jerry was predeceased by his parents, Keith and Frances (Turner) and several aunts and uncles. Jerry came from a close family whose roots are in Drumhead, Guysborough County. His summers as a child were spent there with his beloved grandparents, Rollie and Greta O’Hara. He loved to regale his grandchildren, and anyone who would listen, with his stories of those treasured years. As past president and active member of the Dartmouth Kiwanis Club; as well as a past Master of Ashlar Masonic Lodge, Jerry served his community well over the years. Jerry was first and foremost a fighter. If there was any friend or family member who needed support, he was your man. Nothing made him happier than fighting for the “little guy” and getting problems solved and battles won. He had a passion for taking on new projects. He was less passionate about finishing them, but that was just who he was. We all managed to accept the many jobs that were left just “not quite done”. Many thanks go to the team of doctors including Dr. Bruce Colwell and Dr. Ken Cameron who took such great care of Jerry during his illness. A funeral will take place on Nov 3 at 2:00p.m. at First Baptist Church Halifax, 1300 Oxford Street. The family welcomes all who wish to attend the service. Please keep in mind attendees will be required to wear a mask and show proof of full vaccination along with identification. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dartmouth Kiwanis Club to continue carrying out good deeds in his memory. We will miss you, Jerry, and may you always have someone close by to hand you a damp cloth.

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
First Baptist Church Halifax
1300 Oxford Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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