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Born: Feb 16, 1928

Date of Passing: Aug 04, 2018

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GERALDINE MOORE MCKINLEY On August 4, 2018, Geraldine "Gerry" Moore McKinley (nee Ames) passed away peacefully at age 90. Born February 16, 1928, Gerry grew up on Matheson Avenue, in Winnipeg. She attended Luxton School and St. John's Technical High School. Gerry married her long-time neighbour and friend, James Archibald McKinley, in 1949. They shared a quiet devotion to each other for 65 years until Jim's passing in 2014. Gerry and Jim lived in Prince Albert and Wiseton in Saskatchewan, Neepawa, Elie and Winnipeg, in Manitoba, and Mississauga, Ontario. Gerry was committed to her family, to knowledge and the arts, to nature and to her church. Gerry purchased a cottage in Matlock, Manitoba, where she and Jim enjoyed bike rides, long walks and the beach. It was a hub for family visits and vacations for many years. Gerry appreciated household arts. She quilted and knit sweaters and mittens, which she gave as gifts to her children, their partners and her grandchildren. She loved to travel. She will be missed by her family and friends, as well as the birds and rabbits who frequented her backyard. She is remembered lovingly by her children, Robert, Barbara (Douglas), Valerie (George) and Carol (Peter); her grandchildren, Ethan (Andrea), Christine (Greg), Daniel, Colin (Michelle), Thomas (Whitney); Evelyn, Joshua and Sharley; her cousin Heather Anderson; her friend Kay Ames, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Geraldine is predeceased by her husband James, daughter Marilyn, brother Lloyd, sister-in-law Marlene and daughter-in-law Grace. Memorial contributions can be made to Riverview Health Centre, St. Mary's Road United Church, The Humane Society or the charity of your choice. Gerry would love it if you remembered her by going for a long walk with a loved one or your dog. A memorial service followed by refreshments will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018, St. Mary's Road United Church. Bardal Funeral Home 204-774-7474 Condolences:

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 25, 2018

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • The names Jim and Gerry McKinley were common household names throughout all of my growing up years and I may well have met your parents when I was a young child. My parents Bob and Rose Andrews were good friends with yours. My Dad grew up on Matheson Avenue and was friends with both of them. When my Mom joined the gang the friendship expanded to include her. Both my folks are gone but your parents' names still warm my heart. I am sorry you are going through these grim days of loss but know that both of your parents' influence has rippled afar! - Posted by: Kelly Andrews Ericson (Child of good friend) on: Aug 27, 2018

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