Long-time numismatist Gerry Albert, who frequently served as the president of Sudbury, Ont.’s Nickel Belt Coin Club (NBCC), died Aug. 12 at the age of 93.
Born, raised and educated in Sudbury, Albert was prominent in numismatics as well as other community organizations, including the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, of which he was a director. In addition to the NBCC, he also served as president of the local Tuberculosis Association and was a more than 50-year member of the Lions Club of Sudbury and Lions Clubs International.
Among his proudest non-numismatic achievements was helping to raise more than $200,000 for a new eye-care centre at the Sudbury Regional Hospital.
“I’ve always been a positive person and a motivator,” Albert told CCN in 2010 (Vol. 48 #3). “I had a wonderful life and I don’t think I’d change anything if I did it over again.”