Orville "NIP" Gervais

Friday, October 13th, 1933 - Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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In the early evening of Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – Nip slipped away peacefully at Extendicare in Georgetown. Nip was born “Orville Kenneth” on October 13, 1933, the last to pass away of the siblings, Ruby, Chuck, Glad, Viola, Olive, Carl, Pete, (Nip), Pork, Barb, Buck and Doug. Lovingly remembered by Colleen, his wife of 65 years. He will be sadly missed by Corinne (Frank) and Kyle (Linda). Poppa to Shelynn and Mackenzie Gervais. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Nip will be remembered for his love of baseball and hockey. He coached many players over the years. He was instrumental in bringing T-Ball to Milton. He spent countless hours in Brown Street Arena playing hockey. That is where he and Mom first met as he pretended not to know how to skate. He was a loyal Montreal Canadians Fan. He liked to reminisce of ballgames played and loved to bend an ear with a good joke. Nip started his career working for Dick Clements where he honed the skill of refinishing hardwood floors. From there he went to work for Ledwith’s Grocery Store like so many. He walked the Town of Milton many times when he worked for Milton Hydro reading the meters back in the day for 24 years. We are thankful that his suffering is over. He fought a Good Fight!

The Family would love nothing more than to share his life and times with you …. But, due to the COVID-19 we respectfully will have a Private Family Service at this time.

A celebration of life may come at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations in memory of Nip can be made to the Arthritis Society of Canada, Diabetes Canada, Alzheimers Society and Milton District Hospital Auxiliary.
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    Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 |
    Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
    McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home
    114 Main Street E.
    MILTON, ON L9T 1N5
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    A Private family service is being held


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Posted at 11:08am
Colleen So sorry to hear that Nip is passed my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . Many memories from years past.
Gladys Hume

Carol Kerr

Posted at 09:20am
Colleen and family
My deepest condolences at the loss of Nip. My husband, Bill and I always enjoyed meeting Nip on occasions as he always had a story /joke or two. Such a wonderful man from an amazing Milton family ! Nip went with Bill and his dad, Charlie Kerr to the family cottage at Balm Beach in the 50's to lay our tile flooring in the cottage. Guess what? we still have that floor with its unique patterns.
Sincerest sympathy, Carol Kerr

Wes Richard

Posted at 08:41am
My sincere sympathy to the Gervais family, Nip always had a smile, a pat on the back and positive words of encouragement for me. Please take comfort in knowing how respected Nip was throoughout his life.

Moe Daviau

Posted at 11:59am
The Gervais Family.

Colleen , Corrine , Kyle and family. My sincere condolences on the loss of your husband , dad. "Nip" was a wonderful man , and I always enjoyed his company whenever I was lucky enough to cross paths with him. Just know that the pain of your loss is shared by your friends , and hold onto and cherish the good memories you have of your loved one......sincerely , Moe Daviau


Mary Timbers and Bill Topping

Posted at 08:06am
In memory of a great friend.
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Shelley Kidd Posted at 11:01am

Russ and Shelley Kidd Our deepest sympathy to Colleen, Corie, Kyle and family. Nip was a wonderful gentleman and will be missed by many friends and family. Cherish the special memories you shared over the years.

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