Lt-Col Gerald Bernard Jefferson, CD (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Gerald Bernard (Jeff) Jefferson (Ret'd) on 18 January 2001 in the Camphill Veterans' Memorial Building QEII in Halifax.
Born in Halifax, Lieutenant Jefferson was the first detachment commander of the Fortress Company in Newfoundland in 1940 and was responsible for construction of coastal defense battery positions. He then served overseas during the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Engineers. After the War, Jeff served in a variety of appointments including Army Headquarters and as Command Engineer in Eastern Command.
Jeff retired in 1965 and became Chief Building Inspector for the City of Halifax until 1974 when he moved to private industry as Chief Engineer for Shawmont Limited in Newfoundland until his retirement in 1985.