Geraldine (Gerri) Lee was born March 18, 1948 in Sydney, NS. The youngest of three, she grew up in Cape Breton until the age of 18, when she moved to Lakeside, NS and met James Salsman, who would later become her husband. James and Gerri brought two sons into the world, Steven and Mark. Gerri worked as a waitress and later became a caregiver, where she would meet the people she called her "second family": David Carter and his children (Dave, Derek, Darlene, Doreen and Drew). She helped care for David for many years, until he passed away.
After she retired, Gerri again offered her assistance in helping to care for Mark and Steven's paternal grandmother, who was terminally ill, and had moved in with Mark and his family so she wouldn't have to go to a nursing home. Gerri lived her remaining years with them.
Gerri is survived by her brother Wally Crawley, sons Steven (Sandra) Salsman and Mark (Holly) Salsman; grandchildren Chase, Bianca (Mikael), Aric, Rykelle, Christopher, and Kasper (Michaelle); and great-grandchildren Kaiden and Breigh'Lynn. She is pre-deceased by her parents as well as her beloved sister Mamie.
A memorial service will be held for Gerri on Saturday, May 20th at 11:00 AM, at St. Clement's Church, 16 Gaston Road, Dartmouth, NS. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Clement's Church.