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Gerald Albert Bredo MD, FRCP(C)

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Gerald Albert Bredo MD, FRCP(C)

May 22, 1940 - November 4, 2019


In the afternoon of November 4th, 2019, while walking with his wife, Joyce, on the Seawalk in Powell River, Gerry suddenly passed away. How fitting that he was in a location he loved, enjoying the antics of otters at the ocean’s edge.

Gerry’s memory will forever be cherished by his loving and much loved family: Joyce, his wife of 53 years; daughter Stacy (Dwayne Uyede); son Douglas (Ivy); and Gerry’s sister Joyce (Ken English), their daughter Jeri (Pascal Riendeau) and grandson Xavier Edall, as well as many other family members and close friends who were special to him. His very proud parents, Albert and Arline Bredo, preceded him in 2003 and 2009 respectively.

Gerry was originally an Alberta boy, born in Red Deer, growing up in Lacombe and Edmonton where he achieved his degree in medicine at the University of Alberta. Following Gerry and Joyce’s marriage in 1966, a locum in Powell River solidified their desire to return subsequent to his completion of a residency in pediatric medicine at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children in 1970.

Powell River was the ideal location for Gerry to indulge in his many recreational interests. He liked to tell of fishing and hunting trips with colleagues and friends up the BC coast. A great joy was to have his fishing rod in hand at a local stream or lake, or in the Interior or Kootenay areas of the province. Golfing, curling, target shooting, walking and spending time with family and friends also brought him great pleasure.

We are grateful to the following incredible people: Drs. Steve Burns, Sasha Uhlmann, Pawel Makarewicz, Rachel Bell and Bill Barclay; walkers on the Seawalk and paramedics who assisted when Gerry collapsed; and the Powell River Hospital Critical Care staff. Additionally, the cardiac surgeons at the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu provided us with 22 much appreciated bonus years with Gerry.

In honour of Gerry, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Grand Ballroom in the Town Centre Hotel at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 22nd. We encourage you to bring mementoes and pictures that hold special memories of him to be displayed at this occasion..


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: peg and gordy leverington
Relation: worked at the medical clinic

deepest sympathy to the bredo family.

From: Jackie Sanford
Relation: Cousin

Our sincere sympathy to all on the loss of this good man. He will always live in your hearts.

From: Barbara Oldale
Relation: My children's pedatrician

He was a great doctor. Very caring compassionate., and friendly. My children loved him. .My deepest sympathy to all of you.

From: Kathy and Rick Mainman
Relation: Family friend

Our deepest sympathy to all the Bredo family. Although we did not have the pleasure of knowing Gerry that well, we were long time friends of his parents Al and Arline. We know how very proud they were of Gerry. Our heartfelt condolences to the family.

From: Shirley Randall
Relation: Children’s dr

Dr. Bredo was a very dedicated children’s doctor. His attentiveness and loving manner in which he approached them in his care was much appreciated by this new parent. The offer of a house call if needed was also thought of as an indication of someone who truly had the interest of his young patients at heart. Dr. Bredo you were a gem and will be remembered very lovingly by so many.

From: Anne and Don Russell
Relation: Clasmate, close friend for many years

We were extremely saddened to learn of the death of Gerry in the CMA journal. He was a dear friend and colleague. He will be missed by us as well.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
November 22, 2019
Beginning at 1:00pm

Powell River Town Centre Hotel
4660 Joyce Avenue
Powell River, BC Canada V8A 3B6

4660 Joyce Avenue
Powell River, BC Canada V8A 3B6

Memorial Gifts

Should you wish to make a donation in Gerry’s name, please consider giving to The Powell River Salmon Society, PRISMA or The Lang Creek Native Garden.


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