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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Gail Brown

Posted at 08:33am
Along life's journey we meet many good and kind people. I got to share many great conversations with Nip during my Home Hardware working days. A beautiful family man who gave of himself to serve his community in so many ways. Sending along condolences to Nip's family. May you all find comfort in remembering your good times. Sorry for your Loss
Sincerely, Gail Brown from Burlington

Corie Martini Posted at 05:45am

Thank you for your kind words.

Deb Mccuaig

Posted at 06:08pm
Colleen Corrie Kyle and family
We are very sorry to hear of Nips passing We always enjoyed seeing Nip he had a story or a joke to tell. A true Miltonian he will be missed by all that new him. Cherish your memories I am sure you have a few that will always make you smile .
Peter and Debbie McCuaig

Corie Martini Posted at 05:46am

Thanks Deb!

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

Corie Martini Posted at 05:46am

Thank you

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

Corie Martini Posted at 05:46am

Thank you ..... WOW!

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.

Corie Martini Posted at 05:47am

Thank you!

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