It is with great sadness and broken hearts that the family of “Rocky” Gerald Rockandel, 85, of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and formerly of Vancouver, BC, announce his passing. Rocky passed away in the early morning of Thursday, May 25, 2017, with his loving wife and caring family by his side. Rocky, was bigger than life and had an even bigger laugh. He leaves behind wonderful memories for all that were blessed to share in his life. Memories not to be forgotten, like the man himself. He will be missed. Rocky is survived by Marlene, his loving wife of 50 years, his son Jeffery, his daughter Desiree and their immediate families. Love for life will remain in their hearts for Rocky always. In keeping with Gerald’s wishes cremation has taken place and a small service honouring his memory will be held at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy #3, Lunenburg on Tuesday, May 30 at 3:00 p.m. Gary Carey officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital or the Dr.Arthur H. Patterson Centre for Restorative Care. Marlene and the family wish to give heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all the medical persons and caregivers who provided exceptional care and kindness during the past months.