Gerald Haggett

Passed 10/05/2020

Obituary For Gerald Haggett

Our Dad Gerald Haggett passed away peacefully and was Promoted to Glory very early on Monday October 5, with his grandson Doran by his side.

Dad was born and grew up in Newfoundland where he married our Mom Marjorie Jean Stacey. All of us were born there: Pamela, Allan, Jeffry, and Sheldon. Dad’s work had us moving around pretty often and it was an amazing upbringing.

In his middle age, while we were living in Calgary, Dad and Mom decided to become full-time Envoys for the Salvation Army. We all grew up in the Salvation Army and thanks to Dad’s parents, Poppy and Nanny Roberts. Dad’s move to become an Envoy, a commitment to serve and care for others was not much of a surprise to us. (smile)

Not long after going to work for the Salvation Army, while living in Vancouver, our Mom passed away. When Dad remarried we were happy to welcome Lt-Colonel Evelyn Hammond to our family.

In the late 1990s, they moved to Halifax. Already living there were two of us: Allan and Jeff. We spent every Sunday and Thursday together as a family sharing lunch or supper. Gerald and Evelyn were active in the Salvation Army and attended the Halifax Citadel Community Church.

Every year or two some of the family from Australia would visit Halifax, especially his daughter Pam and his son-in-law Terry. Dad and Evelyn also visited the family in Australia twice during their time in Halifax.

Dad spent his final weeks at the Camp Hill hospital. He was only very sick for only a short time and was never in any real discomfort. There are no words to convey our appreciation for the nurses and staff on 3-East. They got to know Dad and provided him with loving care around the clock. We would also like to thank the staff at Parkstone Enhanced Care and at Continuing Care Nova Scotia.

Dad’s grandchildren are Paul, married to Michelle, Brianne, married to Christopher, and Doran. Dad’s great-grandchildren are Layla, Sam, Rosie, and Ellie.

We hope to have a service on Saturday, October 24. We will send out more information when the details are finalized. Feel free to contact us at

In memory of Dad, you are invited to donate to a cause that he and Evelyn supported every year: the work of Dr. Paul Thistle and his wife Pedrinah in Zimbabwe.

Thank you to all the family and friends who have supported us these last few months. It has been such a blessing and it honours Dad so well.

“What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.”

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My sincere condolences to all of your family for your loss. His presence in a room just made you want to listen to what he said, and it was always worthwhile. I had the pleasure of working for Gerald and Marjorie in Calgary and have so many of my fondest memories from that time. He will be greatly missed, but lovingly remembered. May your own memories give you comfort.
- Wally Bruch
My wife and I were very saddened and shocked to hear of Gerald's passing. We met him when he worked at Walmart and became fast friends with him and Evvie. Gerald was so full of life and a very sincere person. Gerald always found humour in everything and always managed to brighten your day. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family and especially Evelyn. Sincerely, Gary and Flora LaViolette.
- Gary LaViolette
I knew Uncle Gerald for pretty much my entire life. Amazing, fun loving, humourous man with a great family. So sorry to you all for his loss. Sending my love xoxox Nicole (McRae)
- Nicole Macklin
I always thought of Gerry as a beloved uncle. I will always remember his warm smile, infectious laugh and big bear hugs. He was the master of ceremonies at our wedding 42 years ago. He was a wonderful friend to my mom and dad, Fred and Barb Runions. Marge was my mom's best friend and my mom spent many hours at the hospital with Marjorie when Sheldon was ill and then they were there for us when my brother passed away. We were so happy when he met such a lovely Christian woman to spent his senior years with. Our thoughts and prayers are with Evelyn, Pam, Allan, Jeff and their families. His was a life well lived and we look forward to when we will see him again!
- Brenda Chapman
I am one of Mary Robert's great grand daughter Lori.I remember uncle Gerald visiting Windsor when I was a young girl and it was always a treat when he would visit.I can still remember his laugh his smile and even though I can't remember many of his stories I know there were many that he shared!Sending condolences to all of you at this time.
- Lori
Ray and I are saddened to hear of Gerald's passing .We got to know Gerald and Evelyn at McDonalds coffee shop on Lacewood Drive , where he commanded an audience with his wit, humor and stories. We will miss his kindness and generosity. . Our thoughts and prayers are with Evelyn and and the family May Gerald rest in peace .
- Linda Hamilton
My sincere sympathy goes out to all the family. I am especially thinking of Evelyn just now as she is a very close and dear friend to me and has been for many years to my family. I last saw Gerald and Evelyn for lunch at the Pier in Halifax as I was passing through on a cruise along the East coast in 2015. We had a great visit that day. Please be assured of my prayers for all of you at this time. God Bless
- Sharon Ferris
Your dad while working for Coop insurance in the '70s in Nova Scotia was my manager. He was an awesome manager and enjoyed working for him just want to pass on my condolences to the family
- Clyde Lutz
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear dad& loving husband ! Our family knew your family in Halifax and in Vancouver . We remember the zest for life , family and God - that Gerald displayed . God wrap your in His loving arms as you process this difficult loss! Give our love to Evelyn. Blessings ...Miriam Merritt , Judy and Ken Touzeau xx
- Judith Touzeau
My condolences to Pam, Jeff, Allan, and the family. I have many pleasant memories of Gerry.
- Jeanne Loomis
To the family, we are so sad to hear the news about our dear friend. He light up the room with his jokes, sarcasm and great smile. We will miss his chocolates and his loud voice that travelled through the building. Please give our love To Evelyn and the rest of his family. Love his friends at the bank.
- JillianPicard
I was very saddened and shocked to hear of Gerald's passing. I always enjoyed our talks (and his teasing) whether at the bank or at united church services. I will miss him dearly. My condolences to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Gerald is at peace and celebrating with his Lord and Saviour.
- Janice Westlake
To the family, I was saddened to hear of Gerald's passing. I knew him as "Trainer" and he was considered by me to be a big part of our family. He always had a wonderful smile and I can't remember ever that there was some great words of wisdom each time that I would see him. Our condolences to the family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Derek & Joanne Thomas Grand Falls - Windsor, NL
- Derek Thomas
Please accept my condolences. May Gerald RIP.
- Cllem Bussiere
My condolences to Gerald's family. Gerald will be missed by his Kootenay family. Rest in Peace Gerald.
- Patti Christie

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