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Gerald Raymond (Gerry) Soucy


Chief Petty Officer 1st Class, RCN / C.A.F.


Born: 20 Sep 1927


Died: 30 Mar 2023, Halifax, Nova Scotia


SOUCY, Gerald Raymond - Our dear Dad (Gerry) passed away peacefully in Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building Long Term Care Facility on March 30, 2023 at the age of 95. He was predeceased by his wife Shirley Soucy (Brown). They fell in love on the dance floor at the Halifax Olympic Gardens Dance Hall and were married for 56 wonderful years. Gerry is survived by his children, Susan (Jonathan) Woelber, Edmonton Alta.; and Scott (Karen) Soucy, Ottawa, Ont.; and grandchildren, Kristina (Yuri), Julie (Meshkin), Emily (Andrew) and Daniel. Gerry was born and raised in Montreal. He has one surviving brother, Jean Claude Soucy, Sutton, Que.; and was predeceased by brothers, Jacques, Paul, André, and sister, Rejane (all of Montreal, Que.) Gerry loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was delighted whenever they called or came to visit and was proud of their many accomplishments. Helping grandson Daniel become fluent in French with daily telephone conversations “en français” was a source of pride and joy. Weekends were family time for Gerry, making homemade French fries shaped like stars, crescent moons or whatever special shapes we requested. While cooking his personal specialty, hamburger soup, he would listen to his favourite singer, Mireille Mathieu, and then served his hearty soup to all of us after our frigid swims in the Atlantic. His recipe is legend, to this day still prepared lovingly by his grandchildren. Gerry’s lifelong career was with the Royal Canadian Navy, progressing to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer and serving in locations around the world. He was president of the CFB Stadacona Officers’ Mess and also a member of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron. However, duplicate Bridge was Gerry’s passion. Placing second in a Worldwide bridge tournament, he also attained the Emerald Life Master bridge player ranking. Bridge kept his mind sharp, at 95 years of age, he was still analyzing bridge play results late at night on his iPad. We would like to acknowledge the care and compassion Dad received from the nurses, physicians and personal support workers at Veterans Memorial Long Term Care Facility. We are so deeply grateful, thank you! In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Feed Nova Scotia at or the The Royal Canadian Legion at There will be no public viewing, cremation has taken place. Dad's celebration of life will be held later this summer with details to follow. (The Saltwire Network 31 Mar 2023)


Ships served in:

HMCS SKEENA - Served in SKEENA as Cox'n



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