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Gerald Joseph Cunningham

December 6, 1929 - May 27, 2011


Gerald (Gerry) Joseph Cunningham passed away peacefully at the F. W. Green Home in Cranbrook, BC with his family by his side on Friday, May 27, 2011 at the age of 81 years.

Gerry was born on December 6, 1929 in Onoway, Alberta. He married his wife of 59 years, Della May Rathbone in 1952 in McBride, BC where all six of their children were born. After several moves around the province, they eventually settled in Cranbrook, BC in 1971. Gerry was an avid outdoorsman who loved to participate in many sports. He brought home many medals from the BC Seniors Games for slow pitch and floor curling.

Gerry is survived by his loving wife, Della; his children, Loren (Robert) Guerin, Glenn (Marlene) Cunningham, Deanna (Simon) Ford, Susan Cunningham, and Kevin Cunningham as well as 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Gerry also leaves behind one sister, Jean Callaghan. Gerry was predeceased by his oldest son Terry Lee Cunningham, and two sisters, Evelyn Wells and Eileen Nelligan.

A memorial service to celebrate Gerry”s life will be held at a later date.

If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Gerry”s memory to the Alzheimer Society of BC, #300 – 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2. Condolences may be left for the family at


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Susan Cunningham
Relation: My Dad

I Miss You Dad, Always & Forever

From: Susan Cunningham
Relation: My Dad's Daughter #3

I just came accross this photo and thought this would be a good place to share it. Missing Dad, Mom, Terry And Deanna, love you all!!

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