Gerald Peter McGovern, 79, died at home in North Vancouver on July 22 after encountering cancer. Born in Ladysmith, Gerry was the only child of Peter and Gladys McGovern, who predeceased him.
After graduating from Ladysmith Secondary School, Gerry moved to Vancouver where he pursued studies and a long career in master control operations at CBC Vancouver.
Gerry loved life in North Vancouver and parlayed his broadcasting experience into a lifelong passion for hi-fi music and TV.
After retiring he renovated his beloved townhouse, took up vegetarian cooking, became a “regular” at Wreck Beach, and enjoyed selling organic fruit at farmers markets with his friend David.
Gerry had a kind, steady approach to living his life. His friends and family will miss his gentle care and sense of humour.
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