Noakes . Gerald Michael (Gerry) "Mitch". After a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 at his home in Mount Brydges Gerald Noakes passed away peacefully at the age of 66. He leaves behind many family and close friends. Born in Goderich, Ontario. Predeceased by his parents Lloyd & Joyce as well as brothers Gary, Ron & Greg. Gerald had a passion for animals, mainly cats, birds, & fish. An avid gardener spending many hours in his sanctuary on his golf cart. He worked faithfully for 48 years with the Thames Valley School Board. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges on Saturday, August 6th from 11am to 1pm where a memorial service to celebrate Gerrys life will be held at 1pm. Cremation with interment .Madill Cemetery Mt. Brydges at a later date. Donations to the Charity of ones choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.