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Born: Dec 28, 1941

Date of Passing: Aug 27, 2021

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December 28, 1941 - August 27, 2021

Peacefully on August 27, 2021 at Actionmarguerite, St. Boniface, Gerald (Gerry/Smitty) joined his beloved Marie.
He was a proud and active member of Alcoholics Anonymous with 45 years of sobriety and was a 4th degree of The Knights of Columbus.
Dad is survived by his three sons, Joseph (companion Susan), Gerry Jr. (Teena), Robert (Nicole), along with his five grandchildren, Rebecca, Meghan, Bryanna, Noah and Elle.
Cremation has taken place and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, 778 Archibald Street, Winnipeg with a quiet burial at Saint Boniface Cemetery. After the service and burial, the family will host a time of fellowship for family and friends, further details to be announced at the mass. As per Covid-19 guidelines, masks are mandatory indoors at the church with 75 attendees allowed.
Our family would like to extend our sincere thanks for the wonderful care and love provided by the staff at Actionmarguerite, St. Boniface.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, if so desired in Gerald's memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba - Dementia Care and Brain Health.

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 31, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I'm so very sorry to hear that your Father passed away, I go to the cemetery often to visit my Mom Gabrielle, she passed away in April 2021 and always I pass and I stop to see Marie just like I loved to visit her at her home!...yes Marie she gave me so much joy, she was so very loving and kind, I loved her dearly!...and today September 26 I saw that her sweet Gerry has now joined her! I was sad and I said a heartfelt little prayer for him although at the same time I had tears of joy for both of them today! My Sincere and Deepest Sympathy to all your family! Louisa - Posted by: Louisa Lalonde (Your Cousin) on: Sep 26, 2021

  • I learned today that your Dad passed. He was a nice man. Always smiling and was a flirt. My condolences to the three of you and your families. My Dad passed away from Prostate Cancer on June 4, 2021 so, I know how you guys are feeling. Take care and know that your Dad is no longer in pain, just like my Dad. Debbie Ducharme, neighbor from Denuset Street. - Posted by: Deb Ducharme (Friend) on: Sep 19, 2021

  • Robert: Please accept my sincere sympathies on the death of your dad. I liked him a lot. We had an affinity for one another. Take care. Ginette - Posted by: Ginette Abraham (friend) on: Sep 07, 2021

  • My Father had a big impact on my childhood growing up. He taught me entrepreneurial skills not intentionally, but daily when I would hang out with my dad watching and listening to his interactions with other people. He loved to laugh and people loved to be around him. My Mother was the glue that held the Family together with love, compassion and forgiveness. When she passed in 2008 she took part of him with her. From that point on I witnessed my Dad slowly fade away. Now my Mom and my Dad both lay resting together awaiting the 1st or 2nd resurrection. I pray to the Lord our God that my mom and dad may one day live, love, laugh, and dance once again. Love and forgiveness always unconditionally Joey. - Posted by: Joseph (Son) on: Sep 04, 2021

  • Condolences to Gerry's boys and their families. He will be back with his great love Marie. We were all friends for many years, all through school and when they started dating and they were so happy and loving together. Sorry I cannot attend service, but will be there in thoughts and prayers. Beverley Bettens - Posted by: Beverley Bettens (Friend) on: Sep 02, 2021

  • My deepest sympathies are extended to Gerry’s family. I will always remember Gerry’s smile and hearty laughter. Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Irene Hudek (Cousin) on: Aug 31, 2021

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