Dr. Jerry Maxwell NESTMAN
Dr. Jerry Maxwell? Nestman
Sept. 21, 1928 – Mar. 31, 2016
?Following a stroke, Jerry passed away on March 31, 2016 in Lady Minto Hospital on Salt Spring Island.
He is survived by his loving sons John and Gerald of Alert Bay and Bruce (Ruth) of Vancouver, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Also survived by his loving sister Reneth MacKay.
While at King Edward High School, Jerry was an outstanding athlete, excelling in football, rugby, and track and field, earning the outstanding male athlete award in his final year. Jerry played football for the 1947 Blue Bombers who went on to be inducted into the B.C. Football Hall of Fame. While attending UBC Medical School, Jerry played football for the UBC Thunderbirds. Jerry was team doctor for the 1964 Canadian Olympic Hockey team that competed in Innsbruck.
After initially practicing medicine in Vancouver, Jerry moved to Salt Spring Island where he set up a practice and established the Arbutus Medical Centre. Jerry made Salt Spring his home for the rest of his good life. His last few years were spent at the Greenwood Society Residence on Salt Spring; his family is grateful for the care he received there.?