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:
email@example.com or through Margaret at 250-762-4793 or Susan at 250-763-1473.