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Gerald Cave

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A family interment will be held in King City Cemetery at a later date.

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Cave: Gerald Warren,
After a brief battle with cancer, at his home in Tottenham on Monday May 3, 2021. Gerald Cave at the age of 45 years, lovingly remembered by Jennifer Jaffray. Loving son of George and the late Joyce Cave. Dearly loved brother of George Cave (Stephen Bonnar), and the late Kimberley Ann Cave. Loving grandson of Beatrice Maitland (the late George). Sadly missed by his best friend Trigger. Forever in the hearts of Colin McGinty (Kelly, and their family), his extended family, and many friends.
Following Gerald’s wishes Cremation has taken place. A family interment will be held in King City Cemetery at a later date. For those who wish donations in memory of Gerald to www.bulliesinneed.ca, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Rod Abrams Funeral Home Tottenham. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com.

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“Gerald Cave”
  1. Tara Nimmo wrote:

    Mr. Cave and family
    I am so sad to hear about Gerald’s passing. What a wonderful young man you and Mrs Cave raised. Always so polite and humorous. He had a smile that would light up a room. There was never a doubt if Gerald was there Colin was not far away. They were in separable. My thoughts are with you xo Tara

  2. Greg Watson wrote:

    I will always remember your big heart and larger than life attitude.

    You went too soon. May we never forget you.

  3. Bill, Darrin and Cindy Milbury wrote:

    We are so sad to hear of Gerald’s passing. Our condolences to the family.

  4. Irene Jaffray wrote:

    Gerald has been a loving son- in-law.
    I will miss you Gerald.

  5. Ann Emmett wrote:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your son George. My condolences to you and your family.

  6. John and Diane wrote:

    We are so sad to hear of Gerald’s passing. He was a great young lad . Rest in peace. You will be remembered and loved by many.

  7. Elizabeth de Savoye wrote:

    I had the priviledge of growing up with Gerald. We were often in the same class in Tottenham Public School. He was always such a gregarious character and strong of heart. I had the good fortune to become friends with him again these past few years on social media. We would always talk about music and subculture. He was a fiercely intelligent, kind and funny person. My heart is sad for his family and friend, but I know he will live on in our memories of him. He truly was larger than life.

  8. Lesley Schenko wrote:

    George and family,

    Please accept my deepest condolences. I’m terribly saddened to hear this news. Gerald was an exceptional human and his kindness was far reaching. I won’t soon forget all the memories from years spent knowing him. There were many. Rest In Peace G.

  9. Roy LeBlanc wrote:

    Sorry for your loss

  10. Pat boland wrote:

    So sorry George for your loss, taken too soon.

  11. Chris and Lisa McGuire wrote:

    Our deepest condolences for the passing of Gerald. May he rest in peace.

  12. Amanda bousfield wrote:

    My heart breaks to know your not with us anymore. I forever hold a special in my heart for Gerald. Have fun partying with Keith up there.

  13. Grant & Margaret wrote:

    Gerald was an amazing personality. Best sense of humour ever. A kind and gentle man with the ability to brighten up every day and any gathering. We were very proud of Gerald and so sad he left us way too early. To be remembered with a smile always and by so many is a great accomplishment.

  14. Janice Galton wrote:

    Dear George
    I shed a tear for the loss of Gerald, but I think on the memories I have of him with a smile. Love you G.
    Hugs George

  15. Cathy and Brent Webb wrote:

    George,
    Brent and I are saddened to hear about your son. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Gord and Mary Read wrote:

    Mere words can not express how sorry we are on hearing the sad news of Geralds passing. We have known Gerald for all of his life and watched him grow up to be the amazing guy he was. Wish we could be with you at this time to give you a big hug. We send our love .

  17. bill zerback wrote:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your son George. My condolences to you and your family.

  18. John & Diane Harrett wrote:

    George & family,

    Our sincere condolences on your loss – our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Gerald will be truly missed.

  19. john Archibald wrote:

    George and family:
    So sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. Having just lost our own daughter we share your pain.
    John & Anne

  20. Sonny and Wynne wrote:

    Our sincerest condolences to the Cave family on the loss of your beloved son and brother Gerald. Hopefully the many wonderful memories and love that you all shared as a family will help ease your pain at this difficult time.
    Gerald may be gone, but he’ll never be forgotten. He will be remembered not only by his family, but also by those who knew him, and by those whose life was made better because of him.
    Gerald was always a fun guy with a great sense of humour and we will miss the many hearty laughs we shared together when he visited.
    You are all in our prayers and caring thoughts, and we will carry Gerald’s memory in our heart’s forevermore.
    Gerald will be forever remembered a kind and thoughtful friend. In life he was always our favourite “hello” and now his loss will be our hardest “goodbye”.
    We miss you already Gerald.

  21. Jacqueline Conlan and family wrote:

    To the Cave family, I offer my deepest sympathies.
    I did not know Gerald well, having met him him only a few times, through my sister Wynne and brother-in-law Sonny, and through stories shared.
    I pray that your happy memories, your faith, and the love of your family and friends will comfort you during this great loss.
    I would like to share the beautiful words of this poem with you and in memory of Gerald and his generosity of spirit…

    A Limb Has Fallen From Our Family Tree:

    A limb has fallen from our family tree.
    I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me”.
    Remember the good times, the laughter, the songs.
    The good life I lived while I was strong.
    Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you.
    Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.
    My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest.
    Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.
    Continue traditions, no matter how small.
    Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls.
    I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin.
    Until the day comes we’re together again

  22. Sharon Lance-Murphy (Elmer) wrote:

    I am saddened to hear of Gerald’s passing. I’ll think of his mischievous smile and laugh. Hugs

  23. Bonnie and Dan Walker wrote:

    Dear George, So so sorry to hear of your loss of your dear son Gerald. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
    Sending love Bonnie (Hutchins) and Dan Walker.

  24. Kelly Gauley wrote:

    My deepest condolences goes out to Gerald’s family.
    He was always such a bright light, funny, caring, a smile that could light up a room.
    Gerald’s memories will live on through all of you.
    If you had the chance to meet Gerald, consider yourself lucky, he was an amazing human.

  25. Ivor & Ginny Cathcart wrote:

    Dear George & family,We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that we are holding you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  26. Gayle Downing wrote:

    I am shocked & devastated by this news. The world has lost a wonderful young man. My thoughts are with George & George Jr.

  27. BULLIES IN NEED RESCUE wrote:

    The world has lost a good one. Thank you for always thinking of the bullies and for the donations in your memory. We will put them towards a new dog coming into rescue. You would have liked this big meathead. Rest Well.

  28. Sandra Wilding wrote:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. We will miss seeing his smiling face out working on the cars and will always think of him.

  29. Greg and Nadine Parker wrote:

    Our condolences to you and your family George. Thinking of you and the courage required at this time

  30. Bill &Sherry Hicks wrote:

    With heavy hearts George we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Gerald.

  31. Jeannie Read wrote:

    So sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathy

  32. Sharon Duggan & Peter Shmagola wrote:

    George, Bea, Stephen & Family
    We are so saddened to hear of Gerald’s passing…a wonderful young man taken too soon. Cherish your memories and good times spent together. Rest In Peace Gerald with Mom
    Peter & Sharon

  33. Cameron Kennedy wrote:

    My deepest condolences to the Cave family, may you rest in peace Big Red

  34. Faye Elmer wrote:

    My deepest sympathies. May fond memories of Gerald comfort your hearts

  35. John and Nancy Goodwin wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to George and family at this sad time.

  36. Jennifer Tracy and Jim Tracy wrote:

    Dad and I send our condolences to you George and the family. My heart is sad to hear of Gerald’s passing…he truly was one of the great ones. He will be forever missed and will always hold a special place in mine and I’m sure so many others hearts.

  37. Barry & Nancy Barton wrote:

    George and family
    Our sincere condolences on the loss of your son Gerald.

  38. Dean “Desi” Williams wrote:

    My sincere sympathies to George and family.
    My dear brother, you have been a light in my life for 25 years and I will continue to carry you with me each day. My heart hurts but I know you wouldn’t want to hear all about that. You’d want me to stay rocknroll, and that is what I shall do my brother. I love you and I will miss my friend. You sir, are rocknroll and you always will be with me ❤

  39. Carol Fraser wrote:

    Pete and I were shocked and saddened by the news of Gerald’s passing. You don’t expect the kids that your kids played with to go first. Life can be unfair at times. He was a great son and kind and caring human being. Rest in Peace Gerald, sending hugs and love to George and Jr.

  40. Meghan Luyken wrote:

    My cousin Gerald was always the funny one. He would come by the house and bring laughter and positivity with him. He was a so creative and quick he could have been a comedian. He will be missed.

  41. Rebecca Abbott wrote:

    My sincere condolences to your family and everyone that loved Gerald.

    Growing up alongside Gerald at TPS I remember his magnetic energy and bright smile. He always had our class in stitches, especially when teaming up with Colin.

    After school and on weekends I remember riding around on our BMX bikes and going to the park, exploring.

    Of course, like many girls I had a crush on him. His leather jacket and confident charm was irresistible to any grade 6 girl.

    Sending love and prayers to your family.

  42. Lindsay & Linda Aldridge wrote:

    Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son, Gerald. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.Cherish your memories. Hugs!

  43. Val and Dan Boucher wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to Jen and family, our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

  44. Sylvia Elmer wrote:

    Dear George,
    Deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your son.
    My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Gerald will be missed.
    hugs,
    Sylvia

  45. Cindy Elmer wrote:

    George, so saddened to hear of the loss of your son. Gerald will surely be missed. Sending you and your family our condolences and healing prayers.
    Cindy Elmer & family

  46. Kyle Jonker, and the rest of the Altruck Service team wrote:

    To Jen and the Cave family. I would like to express my deepest condolences in the passing of our dear friend and co-worker Gerald. Gerald was a great guy to work with for the past several years. He never stopped making all the guys at the shop laugh, and everyone enjoyed the days that Gerald was here. He made even the tough days go by with some laughter. As I have said before, we have a Gerald sized hole in our hearts here at Altruck. This place will never be the same and he is already sorely missed.

  47. Colin McGinty wrote:

    I don’t recall how old we were exactly when mine and Gerald’s friendship started, but I do recall the day. It was very near the end of the school year, just before summer break started. I was walking home from school and Gerald rode up on his bike. There was no need for introductions as we both knew who the other was. He asked me, “Hey do you want to hang out sometime?” to which I replied “ya sure” and then he rode off. Within a few days, perhaps a week or more, one afternoon there came a knock on my door and there he was .

    And so it began….We spent that summer riding around on our bikes and hanging out, watching countless horror movies rented from Bon View Video, listening to music and perhaps a few other things which I do not bare mentioning (What happens in dodge, stays in dodge). His family, Joyce and George welcomed me into their home and always had a seat at the table for me.

    And so it went…through the years. We progressed on, growing up together, although our paths would often diverge, sometimes for months, sometimes for years at a time. He’d pursue his life, as I did mine, but always sooner or later, somehow or another, our journeys would converge again, and it was if we would simply pick up the conversation where it had left off whether a few months or even years between.
    Our friendship was that true and that honest and that easy. Gerald was a strong and loyal friend, through thick and thin, high and low. Whether moving a couch or dumping a body. I could always count on him. (joking about the body part).

    So now our paths have parted once more my friend. I wish you well on your newest journey and hope you find joy and peace upon it. And, as always I look forward to the day when we meet again, so that we can sit down and raise a glass, share a song or two and pick up where we left off.

    Till then brother.

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