North Tetagouche, NB – Gerald Coombs, of North Tetagouche, passed away on Wednesday February 9, 2022, at the Chaleur Regional Hospital, Bathurst, at the age of 90.
Born in Pokeshaw, he was the last surviving member of his immediate family of the late James and Mary Jane (McKernin) Coombs.
He worked as a custodian in the Bathurst School District for most of his life.
He was pre-deceased by his wife, Evelyn (Breckenridge) Coombs.
Gerald is survived seven sons: Cydric Breckenridge and John Coombs (Nancy Frenette) both of Big River, Douglas Coombs (Karen) and Miles Coombs both of Bathurst, Carl Coombs of St. Catherine’s, ON, Gary Coombs (Laura Parson) of Stouffville, ON and Franklin Coombs (Annie) of North Tetagouche.
Two daughters: Marilyn Coombs (Vince McCormick) of Riverview and Shirley Coombs (Ron Bissonette) of Collingwood Corner, NS.
Twenty-five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters: James, Melvin, Margaret, Johnnie, Doris, Everette, Joseph, Frankie, Carl and Ronald.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at St. Simon & St. Jude Church in Grande-Anse, NB at 11 a.m. on Friday July 8th, 2022.
Donations in memory of Gerald may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are in the care of Elhatton’s Funeral Home (www.elhatton.com), Bathurst.