Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Gerald Neville R. I. P.

Sadly the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa lost another founding member with the death last Friday of Gerry Neville. Health reasons forced him to resign from the Board and as first Vice-President (Publishing) after the Society's first year. He was most recently in attendance at the Friday evening session of last September's BIFHSGO conference.

Born in Shannon, Quebec in 1948 Gerry came to Ottawa to study at the University of Ottawa and stayed to work with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the National Research Council. He leaves a brother Donny and several cousins in Shannon.

He was described by friends as a quiet person always willing to assist a new Irish researcher and; a most kind, generous and happy person always willing to help, and with exceptional genealogical knowledge .

His genealogical publications include:

Index of baptisms : Ste-Catherine, co. Portneuf, Quebec, 1832-1860 and St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, co. Quebec, Quebec, 1843-1860 with supplementary church register entries; published 1991

The Lanark Society settlers : ships' lists of the Glasgow Emigration Society, 1821; published 1995.

Church of England parish register of North Clarendon Thorne, Pontiac County, Québec, 1864-1916 / with Gloria F. Tubman; published 1997.

Church of England parish register of North Clarendon district, 1864-1873 / transcribed with Gloria F. Tubman published 1997.

Thanks to Maureen Maher and Gloria Tubman for information.

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