St. Catharines Fire Services announced the unexpected loss of Firefighter Gerry Saxton, and it is with a heavy heart that we share this information with you at this time. Yesterday evening, firefighter Gerry Saxton, who had worked for our city for 18 years, passed away. The cause of death is kept private.
We are sending Gerry’s family and employees our deepest sympathies during this difficult time. On social media, everyone remembers him and pays tribute to him. The officials will reveal the funeral plans later.
He never got bored playing with his children, and when they were younger, he frequently carried one of them home from school on his shoulders. He is going to be missed by all of us. In the Merritton area, Gerry was well-known as a productive citizen who emanated optimism and was easy to detect.
Only when he was working on the cars in the driveway or roaming through the neighborhood was he visible outside the house. Never once was he observed inside the home.
He was a firefighter, and because my father was ill, we frequently visited him anytime we needed to contact someone, according to one of his friends. Gerry was always there to provide everyone with a comforting presence.
I met him by chance when I was out to shop after my father passed away. He took the time to chat with me and hug me after hearing of the death of a family member, in addition to offering his condolences to my mother and the rest of my family.