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Born: Dec 31, 1939

Date of Passing: Jun 24, 2020

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With sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Jerry Wayne Anderson on June 24, 2020.
Jerry was predeceased by his parents, Ruth and Norval Anderson, mother-in-law Sina Clegg, and niece Renate Halozan. Remaining to cherish his memory are his wife Rose; daughter Lisa (Jason) Yaskiw, granddaughters, Krista and Addison; son Mark (Laura) and granddaughter Rylynn; sister Shirley Halozan; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Lloyd and Lorna Clegg, and Murray and May Robins, and many loved nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jerry was born in Goderich, ON on December 31, 1939. Jerry's excellent work ethic began while growing up in Toronto working many different jobs. In 1960, Jerry became a proud member of the RCMP, serving for 25 years in many locations throughout Manitoba and Kenora, ON, retiring as a staff sergeant. In 1985, Jerry began his second career, which spanned 15 years, with TD Bank Corporate Security. In his final retirement, his special job each fall was guiding in Churchill for Frontiers North Adventures, a job he loved.
Jerry led a life full of activities and hobbies that brought him great joy. Actively, he enjoyed biking, fishing, hockey and baseball and - in his later years - weekly boxing with his Parkinson's Rock Steady group. Another activity Jerry enjoyed was the time spent with the retired RCMP and TD Bankers coffee groups, special thanks to Errol Flynn and Denny Booth. His hobbies focused on his love of nature and everything wildlife; especially bird watching, photography, but his greatest passion was polar bears.
Above all, he was a devoted family man. His wife, children and granddaughters came first. Rose was the love of his life for 51 years, he was proud of his children, Lisa and Mark and all of their accomplishments, and his granddaughters - Grandpa's girls - were his greatest treasure.
We wish to give special thanks to Dr. Raubenheimer, Dr. Borys, Dr. Dhaliwal, the SICU team at Health Sciences Centre and the GA5 neuro ward.
A private interment and Celebration of Life has already taken place.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerry's memory may be made to Parkinson Canada, #7-414 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 1P2. Online donations can be sent to:

To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me
I Am With You Still
I give you this one thought to keep
I am with you still - so do not weep.
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
So do not think of me as gone -
Know I am with you still - in each new dawn.

For those who wish to sign the online
Guest Book please visit

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 04, 2020

Condolences & Memories (18 entries)

  • Jerry was an inspiration to us all with his determination and always “showing up” for the Rock Steady Boxing classes. He will be missed.... - Posted by: Tim Robinson9 (Fellow Rock Steady Participant) on: Jul 21, 2020

  • I watched Jerry fight a very courageous battle, I send my deepest sympathy to Rose and family. May your many happy memories be a comfort to you and help you through the difficult times ahead. - Posted by: Joan McClelland (Friend and neighbor) on: Jul 12, 2020

  • I am deeply saddened by the loss of Jerry. He will be truly missed. Lots of fond memories our Norway House days. - Posted by: Tony Martinenko (Friend) on: Jul 09, 2020

  • Sincere condolences Rose to you and your family and may your wonderful memories be a comfort to you. Rest In Peace Jerry! - Posted by: Anne Harris (Friend) on: Jul 08, 2020

  • Condolences to Mark and Rose and the rest of the family. Jerry from what I know through stories, and what I've witnessed in his boxing classes, lived an extremely rich and fulfilling life. It was my pleasure to work with Jerry as his coach in the Rock Steady Boxing program. Jerry was tough as nails. On any given day, no matter how bad the fight was with Parkinson's, Jerry ALWAYS chose to fight back and live his life the way he wanted to live it. - Posted by: Brandt Butt (Boxing Coach) on: Jul 08, 2020

  • To Rose, Lisa, Mark and families...My deepest sympathy to you and yours. Lisa is a good friend of my daughter and whenever she spoke of her parents it was with pride and love. May all your wonderful memories sustain you through this difficult time! I am so sorry for your loss! Janete Laing - Posted by: Janete Laing (Friend of Lisa) on: Jul 07, 2020

  • We are sadden to hear of Jerry’s passing and your loss Rose. Jerry and I worked together for many years at TD and he was a great support and most of all a friend who was always there for me. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Monique and Andy - Posted by: Monique and Andy Bateman (Former co-worker and friend) on: Jul 05, 2020

  • I am proud to display an original Jerry Anderson photo of “Dancing Polar Bears” on my living room wall. A gift from my TD Bank days. I also remember heated discussions in the TD Bank cafeteria regarding “bearded pipe smoking intellectuals” with Jerry and Lloyd Oliver. Jerry will be missed. - Posted by: Neil McLean (Old Friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • My condolences to the family! - Posted by: Debbie Sandul (Friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Dear Rose and Family, Our deepest sympathies to all of you on Jerry's passing. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Glenn and Pat Pitcher - Posted by: Glenn and Pat Pitcher (acquaintances from Vets and our previous apartment residence) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Gerry had been a good friend for many years, always enjoyed his company, recall his many visits to my home in Camperville. And the many times I visited his home always made to feel welcome. He was a excellent police officer, fair and just in dealing with people, the RCMP can be proud of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you Rose and family. May he Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Fr. Edward Kosa,omi (Friend ) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Sincere condolences to Jerry's family and friends. We both worked with Jerry dating back to the 70/80's with the RCMP. Always a gentleman, and a pleasure to work with. Rest in Peace, Jerry. - Posted by: Rob & June Donnelly (Former RCMP/Winnipeg Police Service members) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • A great gentleman, my condolences to his Family, friends and colleagues. Rest In Peace Jerry. - Posted by: Nuno Camara (Friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • I am a good friend of Mark and grew up with the Anderson family. Jerry was a source of inspiration and was a perfect example of what a person should be. Jerry, thank you for all of the memories and for all of your loving support over the years. I wouldn't be the person I am without you in my life. Rest in peace Jerry. - Posted by: Glen Dawson (Friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • I only knew Jerry for a few years, but it seems to me that he lived his life to the fullest. In his work, family, friends and play. When the elderly die; a library is lost and volumes of wisdom and knowledge are gone. R.I.P. - Posted by: Al Friesen (Friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Jerry was a wonderful guy and it was an honour to have known him. Rest In Peace Jerry. - Posted by: George Dawson (Friend ) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • I am so sorry to hear of Jerrys passing Rose. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. - Posted by: Lynne Martin (Neighbour) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • being a former TD employee (Branch manager) Jerry was there to help us get through any situation that required security support, always there and extremely supportive to all staff................He will be missed by all, Our thoughts go out to Your entire family during this difficult time. Bonnie Flockton - Posted by: Bonnie Flockton (former TD employee) on: Jul 04, 2020

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