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Acland, Gerald Richard

ACLAND, Gerald Richard

1941 - 2024

Gerald Richard Acland of Haileybury, Ontario passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, January 15, 2024.

Dad will be missed by his children Sherry (Norman), David (Nancy), Lori (Daniel), Steven (Starla) and Debbie (Jason).

Grandpa, Papa, to his grandchildren Christopher, Dana (Eric), Anne, Erin (Kris), Alex (Hillary), Caleb (Ashley), Jonathan, Sierra, Abigail, Zachary, and Felicity (Riley), Nicholas. He was also Grandpa G to his great-children Zoe, Elleigh, Charlotte, Lennox, Andie, Gabriel, Ivy, Alaric, Parker, Elena. His eyes always lit up when he got to meet a new member of the family.

Gerald was born on May 24, 1941 to Robert and Myrtle Acland (predeceased). Gerald married into the van Vliet family on June 16, 1962 and was predeceased by his wife Francina in 2011. He was predeceased by his parent-in-laws Teunis and Maria van Vliet.

He was predeceased by his brother Allan, brother-in-laws Gerald, Simon and Larry.

He is survived by his brother Keith (Janice), and sisters Marilyn and Thelma (Verner), in-laws Anna (George), Hank (Samantha), Leo, Susan, Tony (Nadine), Paul, Harry (Brenda) and Geraldine (Ken).

Gerald started his natural gas career in Sudbury in 1964 with Northern Ontario Natural Gas and retired in 1999 from Union Gas when offered early retirement. He started doing woodworking and created some great pieces that he loved to give away. He was also an avid fisherman and casual hunter. He spent a lot of time on Lake Temiskaming catching his limits. In his later years he took up painting by numbers, but always made the pictures his own. Many of these he framed and gave away to the family and we are enjoying them on the walls in our homes. When he was no longer able to paint, he took up puzzling and when he completed a puzzle he would hand it off to someone else.

Right to the end dad’s craziness, his smile and giggles lit up the room. We will definitely miss his amazing sense of humour. Dad has now been reunited with the love of his life. Those remaining will miss him immensely.

The family would like to thank Dr. Pretty and all the doctors, nurses and staff who cared for dad in his final days. Dad was so appreciative of the care the nurses and doctors provided, including all the hugs he received from them.

In keeping with dad’s wishes, there will not be a funeral; however, we will be hosting a celebration of life at a later date.

If desired, donations in memory of Gerald can be made to the Community Cancer Care unit at the Temiskaming Hospital or the New Liskeard Salvation Army.

 Those we love can never be more than a thought away, for as long as there’s a memory, they live in our hearts to stay.

Community Cance Care Donation Link

Salvation Army Donation Link

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11 messages received

The Acland Family

So sorry knew your Dad and Mum when they lived in Englehart. That’s a while ago. Treasure your special memories.

Barb Burrows, January 17, 2024

Sherry, Norm and Family

Sincere Condolences to the whole family.

Joyce Recoskie, January 17, 2024

The family

Our thoughts are with all the family. Knew your dad from church. Such a wonderful man. Reunited with his love Frankie

Sheila conroy, January 17, 2024

The Acland family

We are sending our sincere condolences and lots of love to you all. Gerry was a charming scoundrel and he will be missed

Karen, Rob, Émilie, and Rhys Watchorn, January 17, 2024

The Acland Family

We are so saddened by Gerry's passing. I will always remember his sense of humour, his kindness and his bravery... I think the family knows this story, but when i worked with Gerry at Union then "Centra Gas", he saved me from a beating when he grabbed a nasty customer as he tried to come over the counter to do me harm. I will always remember that day, i never saw a person being hauled out of an office by the britches and the collar before, but on that day i did.... I loved Gerry and Frankie, and they are now reunited and hopefully smiling down on their beautiful family...

Lorraine Johnston, January 18, 2024

To Sherry and Norman and the Acland family

So sorry for the loss of your father he was a special man sending prayers and condolences to you all

Eldon and Georgette Alberta , January 18, 2024

The Acland Family

So sorry for your loss and cherish all your wonderful memories.

Robin Marshall, January 18, 2024

The Acland Family

Sending my sincere condolences on your loss, I have great memories of your parents when they lived in Englehart.

Vicki Lawrence, January 18, 2024

Steve, Starla and familt

I sorry to hear about the loss of your dad, father in law and grandfather, I hope you find comfort in each other and the memories you hold so dear…my deepest sympathies Cathy

Catherine Hansson-Daley, January 19, 2024


Sorry to hear about Gerald.

Randy Aulbrook, January 19, 2024

The Dave, Steve, Debbie and families.

Sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. Tho I didn't know Gerry well it was very apparent how proud he was of all his children and grandchildren. Hold the memories close to your heart. Thinking of you all.

Esther McCarrel, January 20, 2024