At age 44, a wonderful animal lover, friend, son, brother and uncle passed away on the 26th April 2004. He is survived by and his father, Michael and his wife Carol; by Marie and his sister Maureen, and his brothers, Michael, Brian, Kevin and Shawn; and his nieces and nephews, Pierce, Élan, Siobhan, Brendan, Aine, Aidan, Connor, Deidre, Ryan, Dillon, Daniel, Emma, Egan, Brady, Aileen and Colm.
His two cats, “Little One” and “The Black One” will be cared for by Marie.
From an early age, Gerald always had a deep, abiding love for animals. For six years he worked with animals at the local humane society, and was always willing to lend a hand to a stray cat, a sick dog, or an orphaned bird. When times were tough, and a film about the release of formerly captive dolphins didn’t look like it would ever get made, Gerald stepped up to the plate and along with another dedicated friend, Jacqueline Greene, provided the financial support to make certain that the project went forward. The film known as “Into the Blue” was narrated by actor Michael Caine and has helped tell the story of intelligent whales and dolphins wrenched from their family pods and held in squalid concrete tanks around the world.
For the last 18 years, Gerald worked as a driver for Wheel Trans, helping sick, injured and elderly people get around the city.
Gerald always had a big heart for animals and people. He’s crossed over the Rainbow Bridge to greet his mother, his fur faces and friends alike who made the journey before him. Gerald’s spirit, courage and his laughter will live on in our hearts and in our memories forever.