It is with great sadness that the family of the late Gerald Lidstone Jr. announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville, on August 21, 2021. Gerald was 65 years of age and the first born to Gerald Sr. and Jessie Lidstone of Botwood.
Gerald started working at the Price Ltd. in Botwood at 19 years of age, and then in 1997 he was transferred to Stephenville Abitibi while his family moved later in the year. In 2006, he was transferred back to Central to work with Abitibi until 2007. Then, in 2018 Gerald and Marie moved back home to retire and build their new home in Northern Arm, where they both worked day and night and with the help of family and friends completed their home.
Gerald is predeceased by his mother Jessie (Warford) Lidstone in October of 2014, his grandparents Harvey and Ethel (Newhook) Lidstone and Richard and Lydia (Boone) Warford.
Gerald leaves to mourn and will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 38 years Marie nee Clarke; sons Mark (Janine) and Jordan; father Gerald Sr; brother Eric (Connie); sisters Madaline (Dan) Cooper, Sandra (Barry) Brent, Valerie (Rob) Randell; brother-in-law Danny (Mary) Clarke; sister-in-law Diane (John) Baird; a very large circle of nieces and nephews; friends Wayne, Terry, Calvin and Bob and very special friends Ken and Shirley Laing from Stephenville.
Following the Covid 19 restrictions there will be a public visitation on Wednesday from 7-9 p. m. at Hoskins Funeral Home in Botwood. At the families request, for all those attending the visitation they would appreciate a mask being worn, thank you. Pastor Jason Burge will conduct the funeral service on Thursday at 2 p.m from the Jubilee Pentecostal Temple, but due to Covid 19 regulations it will be by invitation only.
Donations in Gerald's memory can be made to the Northern Arm Fire Department.