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Gerry Lougheed Sr.

founder of Lougheed’s Funeral Home and Flower Shop, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, died December 16, 2012, at age 83. Lougheed was the youngest honors graduate from the Canadian School of Embalming in 1949 and was appointed manager of one of the Morris Funeral Home locations in Windsor. He moved to Sudbury in 1952 to open the funeral home. Lougheed also established the local ambulance service and was the first operator in Ontario to carry oxygen and require attendants to have accredited first aid courses. He was knighted by the governor general of Canada for these pioneering efforts. Later, his son, Geoffrey, was knighted under the auspices of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, making them the only father/son knights in Canada.

Lougheed was active in the Manitoulin/Sudbury Children’s Foundation and instrumental in developing the Send a Kid to Camp program. He served on numerous committees and executive positions in the Rotary Club, was a founder of Children’s Rehabilitation Clinics for disabled young people and instrumental in building school and literacy programs in India. He is survived by sons Gerry Jr. and Geoffrey.