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Born: Mar 18, 1946

Date of Passing: Jan 01, 2023

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On January 1, 2023, at Actionmarguerite St. Boniface (Taché Centre), in the presence of his family, Gérald passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years Doris, and four children, Nicole (Kevin), Nadine (Mark), Richard (Tamara), and Brigitte (Matt) and grandchildren, Nathalie (Eric), Corinne, Christian, Sarah (Nick), Josée, Angèle, Zachary, Alexandre, Daniel, Chloé, and Raphaël.
His memory will also be cherished by sister Germaine (Omer), brothers-in-law, Denis (Olive), Ronald Trudel, Henri (Leslie), Ronald Benson, Robert Pelletier, and sister-in-law Lorraine (Denis).
He was predeceased by his infant daughter Michèle in 1969, sisters, Lucille Hudon and Raymonde Pelletier, as well as sisters-in-law, Cécile Lepage and Janine Benson.
Gérald was born on March 18, 1946, in Lasalle, MB and married Doris in 1968, and together they raised their family in Winnipeg. Gérald was a very devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved being active and outside whether biking, rollerblading, camping in the summer, and skiing and skating in the winter. He cherished spending time with his family and enjoyed "tinkering" on various home projects. He was happiest hosting family gatherings with his wife, surrounded by all his grandchildren.
He enjoyed a lengthy and very rewarding career in the printing industry, most of which was with Pollard Banknote Ltd.
Gérald lived a full and active life that was deeply guided by his faith, evident to all those around him.
The family wish to express sincere thanks to 2DE at Actionmarguerite St. Boniface (Taché Centre) for all their loving care, compassion, and kindness towards Gérald and his family.
A Mass of Celebration of Life for Gérald will be held at St. Vital Parish, 1629 Pembina Highway, on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who wish to express sympathy to consider donating to the Parkinson Society Manitoba.
Papa aimait tellement être dehors et l'une de ses plus grandes joies était de passer des heures couchées au soleil sur son matelas au milieu du lac. Passionné du sport, il ne manquait jamais la chance de sortir à vélo, en patin à roulettes, ou passer ses fins de semaine au parc Birds Hill avec maman faisant du ski de fond, ou du patinage au parc Saint-Vital. Pendant l'heure du dîner était un plaisir fou pour papa, car c'était une excellente façon de se décrocher et se détendre.
Papa/pépère était le plus heureux lorsqu'il partageait un bon repas en famille entouré de ses petits-enfants qu'il chérissait et aimait voir grandir.
Repose en paix Gérald on t'aime beaucoup. Tu nous manques déjà! Que le ciel ouvre grandes les portes pour te recevoir.

E.J. Coutu & Co Funeral Directors

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 07, 2023

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Mes sincères condoléances à toute la famille Cormier. Je pense à vous! - Posted by: Brigitte Paille (Friend ) on: Jan 09, 2023

  • Gerry's contribution to Pollard Banknote success continues to this day. His work in research and development paved the way for our efforts in current times. I will always remember Gerry fondly as another of my Franco-Manitoban colleagues, always smiling, always committed. A la prochaine Gerry. Murielle Fontaine - Posted by: Murielle Fontaine (colleague) on: Jan 09, 2023

  • Doris, I'm so very sorry to hear of the passing. Gerry was a wonderful person and you two spent a life time together. My mom Lea and Don, as you know lived across the street and many times they have spoken in admiration of you two. RIP Gerry. I'll make sure Eugene gets the bad news. - Posted by: Albert Trudeau (friend) on: Jan 08, 2023

  • Mes sincères sympathies à toute la famille Cormier. Perdre un Papa n’est jamais facile. Je pense à vous. - Posted by: Jeannette Perrin (Amie de Nicole et Richard) on: Jan 07, 2023

  • I am very saddened to hear of Gerald's passing.. A wonderfully kind man. Always showing respect for his co-workers.. I know he will be deeply missed by all. My deepest Condolences to the family.. Jan - Posted by: Jan Hocken (co-worker at Pollard ) on: Jan 07, 2023

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