C.D., Gerald Arthur “Slim” Turner

Passed away at the Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock, BC, on November 14, 2004, after a stroke, at the age of 79 years.

Predeceased by wife Ruby (Malo) Turner in 1983, father Edward Turner in 1925, mother Lila (Marlin)Turner in 1983, son Peter Turner in 1971.

He was the loving father of two sons; John (Lenore) Turner of Winnipeg and Tom (Jackie) Turner of Hong Kong; daughter Christine Affleck (Dennis); four grandchildren; Jon Turner Jr., Natalie Turner, Jeff Affleck, Tom Affleck; one great-grandson Mackenzie, Slim was born on February 4, 1925 in Nelson, BC. He came to White Rock in the late 1920’s and attended Semiahmoo Public Schools and served in the volunteer Fire Department.

He served in the R.C.A.F for 32 years from 1943 – 1975. During the war he served onradar sites in BC; up in Resolute Bay and in Camp Borde, Ont.

He also served in various M.S.E. Sections including 1950-51 in Calgary; 1952-58 at Sutfield Experimental Station, Ralston, AB; 1958-63 in Trenton, Ont. and 1963-67 with N.A.T.O. Forces in Europe serving in No.2 Fighter Wing in Grostenquin, France and No. 1 Fighter Wing in Marville, France; 1967-75 in Winnipeg where he was honourably discharged as a Staff Sergeant at 50 years of age. From 1976-86 he worked for the D.O.T. at Winnipeg International Airport. In 1987 he moved back to his home in White Rock where he was an active member of the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club, the Little Campbell Salmon Hatchery, Crescent Legion 240 and the Airforce Association.

Dad was an avid stamp collector, model train and airplane hobbyist and photographer.

Funeral Service was held at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB on Friday, November 19, 2004 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Shields officiating. Graveside Service followed at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Special thanks to the staff of the I.C.U./4th floor Cardio Medical Unit of Peace Arch Hospital and to his special friend Ted Hirschfeldt.

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