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Born: Jun 22, 1940

Date of Passing: Sep 11, 2022

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Peacefully, Gerry passed away on September 11, 2022 surrounded by family, at the age of 82.
He was predeceased by his daughter Lisa, son Dale, father Alexandre and mother Egédiasse (Giasson), three siblings, one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his loving wife Claire (nee Bouchard); children David (Veronica), Suzanne (Stuart), and Dennis (Bridgitte); their mother Arneil; step-daughter Brenda Letain; seven grandchildren Shane, Jessica (Steven), Daryn, Caleb, and Dale; two step-grandchildren, Ark and Arla; siblings Amanda (Henri-deceased), Art (Eva), Cecile (Ernest-deceased) David (Henriette), and Lionel (Diane); Claire's sisters Florence (Gerald) and Yvonne (Clayton); and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Gerry was born in Fisher Branch on June 22, 1940. He worked a total of 35 years for the Shell Refinery in St. Boniface as a power engineer and later at the Scotford Styrene plant in Alberta.
Gerry married Claire in 1985 and they lived in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta for 30 years where they made many life-long friends. He was very involved in his Church and was a faithful member of the Knights of Columbus. Gerry and Claire enjoyed many trips, golfing and camping.
He was a loving father and husband and had a zest for life.
Gerry's courage, determination, inner strength and loving ways will be missed. His smile and willingness to help anytime will be a cherished treasure to remember. Rest In Peace. You are our hero. Till we meet again!
We wish to thank family, friends and neighbors for their support throughout Gerry's decline. The family also wishes to thank the staff at St. Pierre Hospital for their excellent care!
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Adolphe Roman Catholic Church at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2022, in St. Adolphe, MB. A live stream link will be available at Password: access402

LeClaire Brothers
in care of arrangements

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 15, 2022

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Worked with Gerry on the same shift at Shell St. Boniface and again at Scotford in Alberta. Got to know Gerry very well, my wife checked his house in Fort Saskatchewan before he moved here. Condolences to his family. He was a kind, caring fun guy who was wonderful to know. - Posted by: Victor Laird (acquaintance) on: Oct 15, 2022

  • Claire and family, we are sorry to hear of the passing of Gerry our deepest condolences. We will miss Gerry his Jolly laugh and his positive attitude but I think most of all his faith and our talks. God bless you and the family. Love Gerry and Marian. - Posted by: Gerald & Marian Chaput (Friend and neighbor) on: Oct 15, 2022

  • My deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of Gerry... he was truly a warm, loving,exuberant person who really expressed his energetic love of Life. He will sadly be missed down here, and eagerly received into so many waiting arms up above . I regret that I will not be able to attend at his funeral service on October 20 ..... - Posted by: Charles Roy (cousin) on: Oct 15, 2022

  • Gerry was one of a kind man, he was very generous and always willing to give a hand . We spent time golfing and camping with them. All our sympathy goes out to Claire and family. Will keep him in our prayers.πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ Love Lorraine and Dave - Posted by: Dave and Lorraine Zimmer (Cousins) on: Oct 15, 2022

  • My thoughts and prayers for Gerry and family at this time of sorrow. Have fond and good memories of our get togethers - Posted by: Pat Meertens (Family ) on: Oct 15, 2022

  • My thoughts and prayers for Gerry and family at this time of sorrow. Have fond and good memories of our get togethers - Posted by: Pat Meertens (Family ) on: Oct 15, 2022

  • Such fond memories of Gerry from all of our sleepovers in Fort Saskatchewan. Thank you for all of your kindness. Our sympathies to Aunty, Brenda, Suzanne, David, Dennis and all of the family. - Posted by: Marilyn LACOSTE (Niece) on: Oct 15, 2022

  • My Condolences to the family. We were great neighbours and my children Nicole, Chris & Andrew Passalis enjoyed growing up near them….and I loved Tim. My love is with Ron, Ardis, Sue-Anne & Rodney. Pamela Sabourin (Passalis) - Posted by: Pamela Sabourin (Friend) on: Oct 15, 2022

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