In memory of

Girard "Gerry" Rock

January 6, 1930 -  November 25, 2021

Girard (Gerry) Orville Rock 91, passed away Thursday, November 25th, 2021. Gerry was born January 6th, 1930 to Henry and Ovelina (Duquette) Rock in Tilbury, Ontario.

Gerry graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1951 and served as a Lieutenant in the Canadian Armed Forces until 1952. On a blind date arranged by friends, he met his beautiful wife of 64 years, Diane Evelyn (Mayes) Rock and married in Toronto ON July 6, 1957.

Gerry began his computer programming career in North Bay ON and was transferred to various cities across North America including Santa Monica CA, Cape Cod, MA, Newcastle NB, Belleville IL and Winnipeg MB before growing roots in Brampton ON. Gerry worked at Litton Systems for 24 years and retired in 1995 as an Advanced Systems Manager. Gerry enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved camping, fishing, gardening, and taking part in the activities of his children and in later years his grandchildren.
Gerry is survived by his wife, Diane; sister Patricia Rock; sons Gary (Carol Ann), Craig (Terri) and Jeffrey (Jennifer) Rock; daughter Tracy (Fred) Burck; grandchildren, Matthew, Corrina, Clarissa, Olivia, Brayden & Serena Rock, and Sierra & Joshua Crowell.Gerry is predeceased by his parents Henry & Ovelina Rock; brother’s Herman & Donald Rock, sisters Beulah Ermie, Doris Warren & Patricia Rock; and grandson Steven Rock.

A visitation for Gerry is planned for Thursday, December 2nd, 2021, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Meadowvale Cemetery, 7732 Mavis Road, Brampton, Ontario, immediately followed by the service.


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Sandra Watson (Carol Ann and Gary's mom Watson)

Entered November 29, 2021 from Brampton

Two wonderful Grandfathers who were loved by all. May they both be resting in peace somewhere for their job well done.

Clarence Walters (co worker)

Entered November 30, 2021 from Milton, Ontario

Dear Craig and Family,
My deepest sympathies to the family for your loss, may his Soul Rest in Peace.

Peter and Christina (Family friends of Gary and Carol Ann)

Entered November 30, 2021 from Lisle

We give our condolences to Gerry’s entire family. He will be remembered for the happiness and joy he brought into a room and the love he blessed his family with.
May he Rest In Peace. He will be missed, cherished and remembered always in the hearts of his loved ones and friends.

Ray & Judy 

Entered December 1, 2021 from Georgetown

Our deepest sympathies your family

Ovelina & David Stovell (Niece)

Entered December 1, 2021 from Ontario

Uncle Gerry was a favourite uncle to all of us as we grew up. Always made everyone feel important and special. Such a happy person and his sense of fun was infectious.


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