Gerald passed away March 31, 2011 at the age of 67 after a hard fought battle against mesothelioma.
Gerald leaves to cherish his memory, his wife and soul mate of 45 years, Betty; his daughter, Raelle; his son, Darrel (Nicole); and his grandchildren, Jordan, Taylor, Tara and Shayla. He is also survived by his brother, Lyle (Kathy); sisters, Linda (Dale) and Sandra; many brothers and sisters-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was predeceased by his brother, Dale; his father, Lenin; and his mother, Marie.
Gerry was a hard working, loving provider and nothing meant more to him than his family. He took such pride in and deeply loved his wife, children and grandchildren. He was the solid presence in their lives, always teaching, talking and setting a loving example. He loved his grandchildren beyond measure and lived for hugs from them. Papa and Gramma spent hours at the hockey and soccer arenas cheering them on, and he loved to watch them develop into the people that they are today.
His family would like to thank Dr. Chow, Dr. Noush and the staff of the Sturgeon Hospital for the excellent care he received there, and to Dr. Butts, Dr. Scrimger and the staff at the Cross Cancer Institute.
At Gerry’s request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Sturgeon Community Hospital Foundation and the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation would be appreciated.
If you would like to email condolences to Betty and family, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org