Marcia Ransom Marinier
Though Gervais is no longer with us, there is nothing that can take him from your memory and the things you shared with him. Nothing will ever replace the space in your heart that Gervais occupied. If you keep that space filled with his memory and your experiences together, he will always be there with you.
We have no words that will make you feel any better because we know that this is an incredibly difficult time for you and your family. Plus, words don’t do justice to how we feel for you right now, as you bear the burden of his passing. I am thinking of you and the family, praying that the Lord brings all of you strength, peace, courage and comfort at heart, through these difficult times.
I have some fond memories of Gervais at age 3 when he visited us in Montreal with Leonard and your parents from Bahrain. The second time I got to meet the whole family (except you) was in 1973 when they migrated to Canada and stayed with us for about a month before Lyndon's birth. I used to watch Gervais and Darryl play together and they were such happy kids. Since they were close in age, Darryl always looked forward to visiting his young cousins. Once they moved to the Osgoode, distance made the visits more infrequent. It was nice to see him again with some of your family at Sharlene's wedding in October 2014 and then a couple of months later at Uncle Tony's funeral.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you cope with the loss of Gervais. Please accept my deepest sympathies again and extend my condolences to your mum Lena, Janice, Jonathan, Jason, Leonard, Lyndon and the rest of the family.
May Gervais' soul Rest In Peace. I will be attending the mass I offered for the response of his soul at St. Augustine's parish, Ottawa, at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
With you in sorrow,