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Gerald Philip Strachan

A Private Graveside Service for Gerald Philip Strachan, aged 78, of Richmond Avenue, Blair Estates, will be held on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 at Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Rd.  Officiating will be Archbishop Patrick Pinder.

Due to current Government regulations in respect of Covid-19, attendance at the graveside service is limited to ten (10) family members 

He is survived by his Wife: Marie Strachan; Daughters: Darlene Curry, Paula Strachan-Reckley and Pamela Strachan-Smith; Sons: Philip Strachan and Paul Strachan; Grandchildren: Danielle and RiQashan Curry, Jonae Reckley, Nicole Strachan, Tregg and Traci Strachan, and Alexys-Marie and Ashton Smith; Siblings: Janet Newlands, Brenda Jagnandon, Godfrey Strachan, Meritta Strachan, Everette Strachan, Terrance Strachan, and Kendal Strachan; Sisters-in-Law: Jeanie Strachan, Rhonda Strachan, Estelle Strachan, Joan Pinder and Exrella Roberts, Brother-in-law: Andrew Newlands; Sons-in-law: Jefford Curry, John Reckley and Marvin Smith; Daughters-in-law: Madeline Strachan and Vinincia Strachan; Cousins: Beverly Burns, Anthony Simons, Vincent Simons, Gwenette Simons, Valderine Newton, Sidney Forbes, Clarinda Mackey, Ziverlyn Mackey, Paulamae Miller, Yvonne Mortimer, Annie Gibson, Bernadette Ellis and all of their respective families; Nieces: Inga Banks, Shamine Johnson, Sophia Hutchinson, Monique Moree, Terrell Green, Tennielle, Treva and Cori Strachan and Kendra Strachan; Charmaine Dawson, Charnea Leoncé, Dionne Heath, Deidre Bullard and Dellarese Roberts: Nephews: Keith Moree, David Newlands, Sean Jagnandon, Rodger, Gerrard, Terrance Jr., Kendal and Julian Strachan, Ernest Roberts, Donnassio and Dario Roberts, and numerous Grandnieces and Grandnephews.

Numerous other relatives, friends and business associates including: Norbert and Stephanie Boissiere, Vernon Ford, Wilfred Hepburn, Robert Lightbourne, Patrick Hanlan, Arnold Neely and Richard Adderley; members of Board of Directors and current and former members of the management and staff of Family Guardian Insurance Company and FamGuard Corporation Limited, Directors  and members of Culture Village Bahamas Limited, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Craig “Tony” Gomez, Julian Francis, Robert Pantry, Kosta Berdanis, William Wong, Kendal Major, Paul Hepburn, Bryan Knowles, Derek Osbourne, the Rotary Club of West Nassau, Joanna Farrington and many others.

Special thanks to The Most Reverend Patrick C. Pinder, STD, CMG, Archbishop of Nassau and to his in-home and health care team: Sandra McKenzie, Dr. Theodore Turnquest, Dr. DeVaughn Curling, Dr. Margo Monroe, the nurses and staff at Doctors Hospital, and Nurse Wring and all the nurses of Angels Elite Nursing Agency.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Gerald P. Strachan, to the Male Empowerment Programme, c/o Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nassau.  Your contributions can be made out to: “Roman Catholic Archbishop of Nassau, Bahamas” (RCANB).  For any inquiries email: rcchancery@batelnet.bs.  To honour the life of Gerald, support the mentoring of boys & young men in The Bahamas and uphold his mantra of “Stop and Give A Helping Hand”.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians & Crematorium, #44 Nassau Street on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.

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