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In the Memory
of Our
Fellow Genealogists
Puplished August 23, 2010

Gerard "Gerry" Milton Fullerton
1937-2009

Gerard "Gerry" Milton Fullerton
Gerry May 3, 1937 Aug 23, 2009.jpg
Gerry was the Provincial Grand Master of the Orange Lodge

In Memory of

Gerard "Gerry" Milton Fullerton

May 3rd 1937 – August 23rd 2009

 

      Gerry was born in Newcastle Creek, Albert County, New Brunswick.  He and his wife returned to Albert County in the 90’s where they planned their retirement.  Gerry was very proud of his wife, their children and grandchildren.  He had an infectious sense of humour.....loved the outdoors, spending many hours watching the wild life.... and he had a passion for genealogy, as many friends worldwide will testify. 

      Gerry spent many long hours over the years researching his ancestors, for whom he held in high regard.   He loved the challenge of putting the pieces together, spending almost every Friday at the Moncton City Library, reading obituaries, writing them out long-hand, and then returning home to fit them into his records.  There were many unanswered questions he was unable to find, but he never gave up.   Gerry kept looking, and looking ...the mystery of it all always intriguing him.

Gerry was my fifth cousin 1x removedI was looking in my grandmother’s trunk in 1986 after she passed away. I found a letter from Gerry, asking her for information on the Fullerton family.  At the time, I was piecing together my own family roots. I lost my daughter at a young age and I felt that they (she and my grandmother) shouldn’t be forgotten. So that day I took Gerry’s letter...sat down and wrote him…telling him who I was. I gave him an update on all my family history that I had, and in return, he filled in the blanks for me. We became friends and pen-pals. 

Then one day he asked me a question about the Albert County GenWeb site.  A friend of his was asking about it, indicating that the information hadn't been changed for a long time.  Because Gerry considered me a crackerjack on the computer, I jumped in to help and see if we could get it up and running again.  We did get some answers.  However, while we were waiting for this to all come together,  I said to Gerry “ why don’t we have our own web site” and he said “great idea we should do that” so that’s how “Our Ancestors of Albert County” was born.  We considered a few names but this one jumped out at us. 

 I started the web site design one night after a few chat sessions about what we wanted to do. And then I found a free site.   I put it together, phoned Gerry and said, “I have something to show you” so I said “click on this link ".  I gave him the pass word. He said “OH! - this is so cool!"  We worked on it off and on while waiting to hear about the Albert County GenWeb. Finally I got word that I was the new host, but, just before I got this news, Gerry was unable to help me anymore.  I was so lost, but I still became the host and was unable to work the program they had it set up under, so I decided to publish "Our Ancestors of Albert County” on January 14, 2009, and go on my own. GenWeb suggested I merge the two sites together, which I did.

 It is because of Gerry’s input and his knowledge in genealogy, and all that he taught me, that I’m keeping this site going in his memory. I want to keep Albert County ancestry alive as Gerry did for many years through his research.

 

 

Obituary

Gerard “Gerry” Milton Fullerton, 72, of Hillsborough passed away suddenly on August 23rd 2009 at the Moncton Hospital.

Gerry was born in Newcastle Creek, NB on May 3, 1937 the son of the late Russell and May (Milton) Fullerton. He worked for the CN where his main job was investigating accidents. He attended the Albert Mines Baptist Church. Gerry was the Provincial Grand Master of the Orange Lodge and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 32, Hillsborough. He was very interested in genealogy and spent many hours researching the Fullerton family. He loved nature and enjoyed watching all kinds of animals. Above all things he loved spending time with his family, he will be remembered for his great sense of humour. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother who will live on in the hearts of his loved ones forever.

He will be deeply missed by his loving and devoted wife, LIVING (Hayes) Fullerton; his son, LIVING Fullerton of Gatineau, Quebec; daughters, LIVING Fullerton (LIVING Hoar) of Riverview, LIVING Fullerton (LIVING Hewins) of Lemonville, Ontario and special granddaughter, LIVING Fullerton whom he and HIS WIFE lovingly raised; his cherished grandchildren, LIVING Fullerton, LIVING Fullerton, LIVING Fullerton; sisters, LIVING Murphy and LIVING Fullerton both of Albert Mines, LIVING Merrill of Riverview and LIVING Brown (LIVING) of Moncton; brother, LIVING Fullerton (LIVING) of Riverview. He will also be missed by several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by sisters, Jean Glenn, Mildred Lundbohm, Carol Duffy and brother, Gerald Fullerton.


He will be resting at the Albert County Funeral Home with visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the Albert Mines Baptist Church, Albert Mines on Thursday, August 27th, 2009 at 2:00pm with Rev Jack Allen officiating. Following the service the family will be meeting with relatives and friends in the church for further sharing of memories and for refreshments. Interment will be held in the Green Hill Cemetery, Edgett's Landing on Friday, August 28th at 1:00pm all are welcome to attend.

 In lieu of flowers the family ask that you give some time to help tend to your local cemetery or support them with a donation in Gerry's memory. It was very important for Gerry due to the fact of his interest in genealogy that we take care of our cemeteries.

The Orange Lodge will be having a Memorial Service in memory of Gerard on Wednesday evening at 6:45pm at the Albert County Funeral Home before the
visitation from 7:00-9:00pm all are welcome to attend.


Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 route 114, Hopewell Cape, N.B. 734-2780

www.albertcountyfh.com

Gerry at young age, about 12 years old.
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