Gerard Moscoso

Gerard Moscoso

Moscoso, Gerard

It is with profound sorrow we report the sudden death of

Gerard Moscoso of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sunday, November 22, 2009 at age 83. Gerard was an entrepreneur who along with several business partners, provided work for literally thousands of Haitians. His foresight in developing a Haitian bank soon led to “cornerstore banks” which helped the poorest people in outlying villages.

The bank’s charitable foundation developed the

first retirement centre for seniors. Gerard led this project

after a visit to his mother-in-law at Hawthorn Park here in

Kelowna and it was a showcase for Port-au-Prince.

Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Follmer, of Kelowna whom he met when she served in the

Canadian Embassy of Port-au-Prince; his daughter

Babeth and her husband, Gerald Piquon, children and

grandchildren; his son Robert and wife, Martine, plus their

children, Coralee, Nicholas, and Monica; daughter Donna Marie and her children Eliana and Gregory. Margaret and Susan Wort of Kelowna are saddened by the loss of a wonderful brother-in-law and uncle.

Gerard and family visited Kelowna often and

dabbled in various real estate ventures.

The family still owns property adjoining the Tower Ranch.

Funeral and internment will be held in Haiti.

Family may be contacted via e-mail: or through Margaret at 250-762-4793 or Susan at 250-763-1473.

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