At the Queensway-Carleton Hospital in Ottawa with loved ones by his side on Tuesday afternoon, October 30, 2018; Gerald Taylor Fitzpatrick of Arnprior passed away at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Gisela (nee Grosse). Former husband of Audrey (nee Cuff). Dearly loved and respected “Dad” of Michael (Mary) of Toronto; Brian (Lynn) of Halifax and Leigh (Peter Evans) of Austin, Texas. Cherished and proud grandfather of Sean (Amy Holwell) and Chris Fitzpatrick, Curtis (Jamie) and Erin Evans. Predeceased by a grandson, Taylor Evans (2000). Dear brother of Carol Orr (late Bill) of Stittsville. Predeceased by his parents, Gerald and May (nee Parks) Fitzpatrick as well as his sister, Betty Haines (late Ron). Proud uncle of nieces and nephews; Dianne, Fred, Lesley, Cathy, Karen and Joanne. Taylor always looked at the different experiences in his life as chapters in a book. This book ran 90 great years.
His career afforded him the opportunity to work and live around the world; Mexico, Scotland and Brazil. He had many passions over the years including boating and politics. In the most recent years he loved to go dancing at the Villa Lucia with cherished companion Shirley Duhn, watching his Redblacks, and enjoying a cocktail on the patio with neighbours and friends.
Dad was a great man, mentor, friend, confidant, and the foundation to his whole family. He will be remembered for the many things that he did and all the things he inspired in us to do. Family and friends were invited to pay their respects during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday, November 17th from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. A Tribute to Taylor followed in the Pilon Family Chapel at 11 o’clock. Interment Albert Street Cemetery, Arnprior. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.