Dr Gerald (Gerry) Albert Bredo, 1940–2019

Dr Gerald (Gerry) Albert Bredo

On the afternoon of 4 November 2019, while walking the seawall in Powell River, Gerry suddenly passed away. How fitting that he was in a location he loved, enjoying the antics of the seabirds and otters at the ocean’s edge.

Gerry was originally an Alberta boy, born in Red Deer. He grew up in Edmonton, where he graduated from the University of Alberta with his MD and where he met his wife, Joyce. Following their wedding in 1966 and a 1-year locum in Powell River, Gerry completed a pediatric residency at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children in 1970. They then returned to Powell River where Gerry practised as the sole pediatrician for 27 years, until his retirement in 1997.

Intelligent, dedicated, and compassionate, Gerry was available 24/7, at a moment’s notice for GPs struggling with sick children in the ER, ward, or nursery. He was also an avid golfer, a curler, expert fly fisherman, and a champion rifle marksman at the local Rod and Gun  Club.

Gerry leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Joyce; his daughter, Stacy (Dwayne); and his son, Douglas (Ivy). Gerry was highly respected by his colleagues and the residents of Powell River, and he will be missed.
—William Barclay, MD, CCFP
Powell River

William Barclay, MD, CCFP. Dr Gerald (Gerry) Albert Bredo, 1940–2019. BCMJ, Vol. 62, No. 1, January, February, 2020, Page(s) 35 - Obituaries.

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