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February 26, 2016
How do you say goodbye to a man that loved life? After a prolonged and unexplained illness Gerry lost his battle with the enemy on Friday February 26, 2016 at St. Michael’s Hospital , Toronto. His quiet demeanor and sense of humour remained with him to the end, passing away in the presence of his wife, Ann and son Tyler. Gerry grew up in Harrietsville Ontario as the proud son of the late Bill and Edna Honeywood and brother to Betty Pettit and Wayne Honeywood. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1967. As a veterinarian he made long standing friendships with his classmates and clients. Gerry co-founded in 1970 Allandale Veterinary Clinic along with his classmate, Dr. Peter Schoppel. The practice continues today under the name of Honeywood and Warder Veterinary Services. Gerry was also a Charter member of the Oro Lions Club and a member of the Canadian Hereford Association who registered the 2.5 millionth Hereford in Canada in 1992. Gerry was predeceased by his first wife, Pat Honeywood who he tirelessly supported through her cancer journey. Together they had two daughters Kallie and Bryn. Gerry was never happier than when he had dry hay in the barn and well cut grass. He was an avid cheerleader at all of Tyler’s football games whether it was the Huronia Stallions, Eastview Wildcats or the Acadia Axemen. A celebration of Gerry’s life will be held at Central United Church 54 Ross St, Barrie on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2 o’clock p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army in honour of Gerry’s father who was a Bernardo’s Boy brought to Canada in1925 as a British Home Child with the support of the Salvation Army. Many thanks to friends and neighbours, who supported Gerry and Ann through these difficult times.