Gerald Nelson

Gerald Nelson

Gerald Leighton Nelson

November 7, 1924 – May 25, 2013

Gerald, son of Debs and May Nelson passed away at Northcott Care Centre on May 25, 2013. He was 88 years of age. He was raised on the farm in the Wood River District and lived and worked all his life in Ponoka. Starting at Skinner Motors, most of his working years were spent at Veteran’s Service, Stirling and Nelson Services, Payless Service and G.L. Nelson Texaco Service. Retiring from Texaco, five pleasant years were spent with Advance School Equipment. His special interests over the years were camping, fishing, Barbershop Singing, horseshoes, square dancing and travelling. Gerald will be missed by his wife of 61 years, Elsie; sons Doug and Rob (Sharon); grandchildren Tara, Ryan and Sara; great-grandchildren Madison and Mason; and his brothers Norman and Larry. He was predeceased by his son Duncan and sisters Vicki and Marge. The family is most grateful to the caring and dedicated staff at Northcott Care Centre and to Joan and Ed Pattison for their love and support over many years. The Funeral Service will be held at the Ponoka Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May, 30, 2013. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Ponoka Wheelchair Van Society. To express condolences to Gerald’s family, please visit

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