Gerald William Saxon

November 9, 1942March 24, 2021

SAXON, Gerald William (November 9, 1942-March 24, 2021) It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Gerry in his 78th year. Gerry leaves behind his wife Rita of 51 years of marriage; his son David, whom he thought the world of, and his brother Lenard and his wife Beth. Gerry has many sisters and brothers-in-law along with many nieces and nephews. Gerry was a 4th degree Knights of Columbus member and served many years in St. Thomas, London, Ontario and for a short time in Peterborough. Gerry gave many hours of his time to the less fortunate and was very generous to them. Gerry spent a number of years fighting Parkinson’s disease. He fought this vigorously and never lost his sense of humour. He was a good husband and father and we will miss him terribly. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul or Parkinson Canada. We also thank all the caregivers, nurses and doctor at Extendicare Peterborough for their kindness and dedication. Due to the pandemic, a private service will be held at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at


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Jeannie Lindsay

April 7, 2021

Condolences to the family from myself and Dean Shewring. Gerry was always so much fun to be around. Club Christmas and Halloween parties, a great golfer (mini), horseshoe champion, winner of the May Lindsay award (attached photo) for fun and participation in the Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society Tent. An all around great guy. We miss our friend.

Christopher Dumas

April 3, 2021

He will be remembered always. Thoughts and prayers to Aunt Rita and David.

Lots of love,


Andrea Sharp

March 30, 2021

I remember two very pleasant times with Gerry and Rita. Rita was my late sister Donna's friend since the 1960s so I knew her well. When I was working in London Ontario in the early 90s, Gerry and Rita thoughtfully invited me over for dinner as I was living in a hotel all week. Gerry, Rita, David and I enjoyed a good laugh and a good meal! My sister Lynne recalls the year that she and Donna were on vacation in Cobourg. Rita and Gerry drove down to visit them and they treated Donna and Lynne to dinner at The Matterhorn restaurant. Gerry was his usual smiling self and kept everyone laughing. On behalf of the Sharp family please accept our deepest condolences. The world has lost a gentle soul.
Andrea Sharp

Michael Dumas

March 28, 2021

Will always remember the canoeing trip we took with my dad, brother and uncle Al to the wilds of Algonquin Park. And the story of the freeze dried eggs....
He will be remembered always big hugs Aunt Rita and David.

Bert & Donna Thornber

March 27, 2021

David, Donna & I were so saddened to hear of Gerry's passing. I first met Gerry when I was new to Peterborough. We met at the Peterborough Lawn Bowling Club while we were both playing bridge. What a formidable opponent Gerry was. He also made my bridge partner Zella and I feel very welcome and comfortable. Gerry always had a kind comment about everyone and we always looked forward to going to the table where he was, for an exciting few rounds. A great sense of humor and a pleasure to be with.
David, when I met you on the Lawn bowling rinks and we started to play I knew you would be as a good player at Lawn bowling as Gerry was at bridge. I hope to see you soon on the Bowling green.
Our heartfelt sorrow goes out to you and your family.

Betty Christie

March 26, 2021

Rita and David

This is a photo from Christmas 1979 at the Christie’s.
Gerry always had a smile to share with everyone and was loved by all.