OBITUARY

Geraldine Ellen Shirley Porter

13 July , 19444 March , 2019
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Geraldine Ellen Shirley Porter passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019 knowing that she was well and truly loved by her family.

Geraldine was predeceased by her parents, Shirley and William Rhodes and was the loving wife of Gordon Porter. She was the wonderful mother to Kelly and Steve, his fiancée Jenn Lahey and was adored by her grandchildren Owen and Sophia. She will also be dearly missed by her younger sister Virginia Sullivan and her husband Tim, along with her nieces Amy Sullivan, Stephanie Sullivan-Witty and her husband Jason Witty. Her great-nieces Sydney and Aubrey will also miss her love in their lives.

Known by many nick-names – Dee, Deedis, Ger, Aunt Dee-Dee, Gramma Dee, Momface and Mom, Geraldine had so much love to give that she made everybody she met feel like they were part of her family. Her love of her gardens, her patio and fountain along with the special times Gerrie and her husband Gord spent on long country drives, ending in Port Dover, Goderich and Southampton will be remembered by her family forever.

Geraldine’s family would like to give a very special and heartfelt thank you to the doctors and nurses at The Grand River Hospital Home Hemo Dialysis unit. This supportive and caring team helped Gerrie and Gord through a very difficult transition and trained them to take the daily dialysis process to the comfort of their own home. In particular, the family would like to thank Dr. Laura Gregor, Nancy, Karen, Cassandra, Elizabeth, Mary-Margaret, Sabina, Sandra, Stephanie and Kate.

Friends and family will be received on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 11:00am – 12:00pm at Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre located at 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, Ontario. Funeral service to be held at 12:00pm on March 12 with a reception to follow at Coutts Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Grand River Foundation (Home Hemo Dialysis) and St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation (Cardiac Care). Online condolences may be made at www.couttsfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, 12 March , 2019
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, 12 March , 2019
  • Reception Tuesday, 12 March , 2019
REMEMBERING

Geraldine Ellen Shirley Porter

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Theresa Ryan

12 March 2019

Very sorry for your loss. Gerry was a kind, friendly lady. I enjoyed working with her at Manulife. Theresa

Roberta & David Porter

11 March 2019

Our memories are of a very "SPECIAL" Sister-in-law who loved her family and friends and was dearly loved in return.
We will miss her dearly.

Robbie & Dave

Jenn Anderson

11 March 2019

So sorry for your loss, I enjoyed working with Gerry at Manulife and have a fond memory of she and Gord hosting me one evening when the roads were too snow covered to commute home (and many more memories I will cherish). Thinking, and praying for your family during this time. Jenn

Justin Lahey

9 March 2019

Steve and Family,

Brittany and I are here if you need anything. We are very sorry for your loss.

Love Justin and Brittany

Jenn Lahey

8 March 2019

The strongest, wisest, most loving, and thoughtful woman we have ever known. Steve, Owen, Sophia, and I are so grateful to have made so many sweet and loving memories together with her.

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
-Winnie The Pooh

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Don & Phoebe Sanderson

8 March 2019

Dear Gord, Kelly, Steve and the Rhodes/Porter families.
We are so sad to hear of Gerrie's passing and sorry to hear of the health difficulties that had plagued her over the past few years. Phoebe and Gerrie worked together back in the 60's at Matthews-Wells in Guelph and then kept in touch for many years after. Gerrie was always a very positive and happy person who loved Gord, Kelly and Steve dearly. Rest in Peace dear friend - you will be greatly missed. Sending our love and support. Don & Phoebe

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