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Born: Feb 16, 1947

Date of Passing: Apr 15, 2020

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It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Gerard (Jerry) Joseph Noel Lavallée, beloved husband of Charlene, father of Christopher, on April 15, 2020, at the age of 73 years.
Jerry was born in Quebec in the town of St. Norbert d'Athabaska, on February 16, 1947. He joined the military and was posted to the Canadian Forces Base Portage La Prairie and thus is where he met the love of his life. The two were united in marriage on July 6, 1973 and moved to Germany shortly there after.
Jerry and Charlene moved to Yorkton, Saskatchewan in 1978, where their son Christopher was born, the second love of his life.
Jerry served in the Airforce for 31 years where he completed the ranking of Master Warrant Officer. He then joined the Commissionaires in 1999 and worked at the Federal Microbiology Lab until 2014. Jerry was than transferred to the Human Rights Museum where he worked until late 2019.
Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife Charlene, son Christopher (Maria), grandchildren, Sebastian and Caitilyn. Jerry will be deeply missed by his sisters, Colette (Gerard), Lucille and Micheline, along with sisters-in-law, Denise, Cyndi (Stan), Dellanne and Crystal. Many nieces and nephews and friends whom he considered family.
Jerry was predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Orise Lavallée; his brothers, Camille and Gilles; and sister Madelinne.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0L5.
A Celebration of Life and Graveside Service will be held at a later date.

Messages of condolences can be made online

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 25, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Just heard of his passing. We worked together at the microbiology lab. He trained me there. Was such a great person and the nicest. Had alot of respect for him. We always had great chats together and he always shared his wisdom. He will be missed by all who knew him. - Posted by: Andrea Lucier (Co worker) on: Jul 08, 2021

  • Gerry was a fantastically wonderful human being and friend I knew for many years through work. Gerry served all his life and it was not always easy though he was always a fighter for what was right for himself and for others . He loved his family. Gerry was one who always had the time to listen to others. Gerry was the kind of person whom really one liked being with. i always greatly respected Gerry for his honest, straight forward but deep humanity and fairness in all he did. Gerry would never give up on things and people he believed in and had great patience with those he might disagree with . Gerry always adapted to whatever came in his way and showed respect to each and all in a very professional and personal way that one could a lot from. I pray for his further journey and for the health of his family during this very hard time. - Posted by: George S. Osicki (friend) on: May 05, 2020

  • Nos plus sincères condoléances à la famille! Veuillez agréer, en ces heures de tristesse, l'expression bien sincère d'une sympathie ressentie. Bon courage! Nous avons fait connaissance avec Gérard au Musée Canadien pour les droits de la personne à son ouverture en 2014, lorsque nous étions bénévoles. Nous avions le plaisir de communiquer en français ensemble. Et comme lui, nous étions encore là en 2019 lors de son départ. Victor et Thérèse Dumesnil - Posted by: Victor & Thérèse (amis) on: Apr 26, 2020

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