Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at University Hospital, London on Saturday, April 27, 2013.  Born in Petrolia GERALD ROSS NAPPER, was the son of the late Ernest and Eva (nee Currah) Napper, and was in his 77th year.  Gerald was the husband of Lynda (nee Loosemore) for just short of 46 years.  He was the proud and loving father of his two sons Brian and his wife Stacey Napper and Kevin and his wife Jewel Lambert.  Gerald was also the proud grandpa to Morgan, Austin, Kerisha, and Hayley.  He will be remembered by his step-mother Helen Napper.  He will be missed by his aunt  Dorothy Brain and his wife’s siblings Bonnie (Ray) Core, Donna Aylesworth, Jim (Marydon) Loosemore, and Margaret Loosemore.  He was predeceased by brother’s and sister’s-in-law June (Gary) Somes, Bob Loosemore, Lynne (Jerry) Hussey, and Jim Aylesworth.  Gerald farmed near Petrolia and was a graduate of Ridgetown Agricultural Collage. Visitors will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Pat Milliken of St. Paul’s United Church officiating.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or St. Paul’s United Church.   Memories, condolences, and pictures may shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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