Jerry Winston Billard

Passed 09/29/2021


Obituary For Jerry Winston Billard

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Jerry Winston Billard at home on September 29th 2021 in Shad Bay.

Jerry was born in Halifax to Shelia (Billiard) and Jerry Billard of Grand Bruit NL. He spent his childhood summers returning to the family homestead where he enjoyed spending time with his grandparents/relatives and riding mini dirt bikes around the town with his brother.

A hockey player in his youth, he was known for being a rough character, sometimes even getting into brawls. He was an outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. Being a member of the boy scouts growing up he passed this tradition down to his son and was involved with a few troop canoe camping trips using a cedar canoe they restored together.

Jerry loved the nightlife. Partying with friends and listening to records into the late hours was one of his favorite things to do and he could play a mean harmonica.
Jerry owned a number of boats in his time including a large cape islander. He loved to captain and navigate around the waters of prospect bay. An avid reader you could often find him lying back on the couch with his nose buried in a book.

He was employed for many years as a pipefitter with the plumber and pipefitter union local 56 where he traveled all over for work. A devoted father Jerry worked hard to provide for his family.

He is survived by his parents Jerry and Shelia Billard, brother Keith (Bev) Billard, son Tommy (Kaitlyn) Billard, daughter Danielle Billard (Chris) granddaughter Delaney and former wife Nicole (Nicky) Laverdure.

Cremation services have taken place and a private celebration of life ceremony will be announced at a later date.

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  • 11/07/2021

    So sorry to hear of Jerry passing. My condolences to Sheila, Jerry, Keith and family. I have great memories of the good times Jerry and I had while growing up in Fairview.

  • 11/04/2021

    Danielle and family, So sorry to hear of your father's passing. Prayers and thoughts goig your way. RISP

  • 10/21/2021

    Condolences to the Billard family. I have many, many great childhood memories of my time with Jerry. Rest In Peace my friend. Paul Currans

  • 10/19/2021

    So sorry to just learn of Jerry's passing. I worked with Jerry at The Halifax Shipyard for many years as well as offshore Sable Island any many other jobs. Jerry was a good friend a great co-worker and an excellent Pipefitter. He will be missed. My sincerest Condolences to his family. RIP Jerry...

  • 10/17/2021

    My Deepest Condolences to the Billard family. Jerry was a childhood friend who spent many of days after school hanging around each other. I will always remember how excited he would be on the last few weeks of school knowing he was soon to be on the island for the summer, which he loved. Then he would always come back with a full blowing NFLD accent , the first month or so of the school year it would take awhile until I could understand what he was saying. Lol. Rest In Peace my friend Paul Herman

  • 10/15/2021

    Condolences to Tommy and Danielle on the passing of your dear father. Jerry was a former neighbour in Blind Bay and always available to help. Cherish your memories and speak of him daily to keep his memory alive. Sherry Jones

  • 10/15/2021

    We send our heartfelt condolences to the family. We are saddened to hear of your great loss. May all your wonderful memories bring you comfort and strength. Our thoughts are with you.

  • 10/15/2021

    We are saddened to learn of Jer's passing...we spent many afternoons at the "camp" in Prospect with Jerry and Nicky back in our (much) younger days! We can still remember the "manly run" trips when we ran out of adult beverages! So many many good times. Rest In Peace Jerry. Al and Wendy Lemont Vancouver

  • 10/15/2021

    To Sheila and Jerry and family so so sorry to see this of Jerry's passing such a young vibrant man we are thinking about you all and praying God will give you peace and comfort in this sad time of your life.

  • 10/15/2021

    Sending my heart-felt condolences to the family, so sorry about the passing of your loved one.

  • 10/15/2021

    Sorry to hear of your son's passing. It is always difficult to loose a family member regardless of their age. Our deepest sympathy; our thoughts and prayers are with you. - John and Cecile Burns

  • 10/15/2021

    So sorry to hear of your sons passing. Hoping that the many wonderful memories will help you through this unpleasant time. Glen & Dorothy (Drake)

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