Softball NL Is Saddened To Learn That Gerald Cox Passed Away On Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

To Gerald’s Family, Friends And His Fellow Umpires Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With You During This Difficult Time.

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Gerald Cox

Gerald Cox was a member of the Umpire Family in Newfoundland Labrador.

Cox served as Vice-President of the St. John’s Metro Association for 4-Years (2007-2010) and was an Active Umpire for 12-Years (2004-2011, 2015, 2019-2021) and was named Softball NL Umpire of the Year in 2007.

He attended the U19 Women’s Canadian Fastpitch Championship in Stellerton, NS in 2008 and attended the U19 World Men’s in Charlottetown, PEI in 2009.

Cox worked numerous Minor Provincial Fastpitch and Slo-Pitch Tournaments, as well as Adult Provincial Fastpitch Tournaments and also umpired in the Molson Coors St. John’s Senior and Intermediate Men’s Fastpitch Leagues. He also umpired at the 2021 U16 Girls Eastern Canadian Softball Championship held in Portugal Cove-St. Philips.

He was big in stature, but also personality, with his big hardy laugh and big smile.

A dependable umpire who was willing to assist others. A very dedicated and compassionate umpire throughout the whole softball community. His biggest impact was with the Minor Provincial Fastpitch And Slo-Pitch Tournaments, as he took a lot of pride in working with the Minor Boys and Girls Teams from all over the Province.

There is no doubt that Gerald’s contributions to the Local and Provincial Softball Community will definitely be missed.

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Gerald Edward Cox 

Mr. Gerald Edward Cox of Clarkes Beach passed peacefully away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. He was 54 years old.

He leaves to mourn his loving family:
Wife: Claudine Cox
Sons: Matthew & Justin Mugford
Brother: Leonard (Karen) Halleran
Sisters: Charmaine (Gary) Halleran & Loretta (Rennie) Halleran
Brother-in-law: Rev. John Sparkes
Sisters-in-law: Marjorie (Dave) Smith & Elizabeth (Eddie) Besso
Special Niece: Natasha Hollett
Special Great Nephew & Niece: Connor & Adalynn
Brother & Sister: Gerry Holden & Kim (Christian) Cashin

And a large number of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces and friends.

Predeceased by:
Mother: Geraldine Halleran
Step Father: Leonard Halleran
Father: Gerald Sr.
Parents-in-law: William & Jean Sparkes
Brother: Raymond Halleran
Special Uncle: Doug Baker, Sr.

Gerald was a member of the Holyrood Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years and was a member of the Umpire Association of Newfoundland for 20 years.

The family will be receiving relatives and friends at Slade’s Funeral Home, L.T. Stick Drive, Bay Roberts on Sunday: 11:30 A.M.-9 P.M. and Monday: 10:30 A.M.-12 Noon. In lieu of flowers, as expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Gerald E. Cox Memorial Fund. Email transfers can be sent to , password: gerald. Please include a note stating what or whom the donation is for.

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 2 P.M. from St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Port de Grave. Interment will follow at St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, North River.

Condolences may be written to the family at: , on the Memory Wall section of the obituary. For further information please call Slade’s Funeral Home, Bay Roberts at 786-2323.

During these exceptionally difficult times, we at Slade’s Funeral Home are exercising ways to ensure public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our trusted staff will be following regulations in conjunction with the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador in co-ordination with the Embalmers & Funeral Directors Board of Newfoundland & Labrador. For more details please visit the COVID-19 section of our website.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Slade’s Funeral Home, serving Carbonear, Upper Island Cove, Bay Roberts, Spaniard’s Bay and surrounding areas.