"Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles not tears" - John Lennon
It is with great sadness that on February 24th, 2018, Gerry suddenly left us. His vibrant smile, infectious laugh, great wit and genuine interest in living a good life will be greatly missed. He leaves behind his wife, love and best friend of 29 years Teresa, his much loved children Denise (Dean), Heidi (Simon), Tess, Kate, and his only son and best friend Thomas and Teri’s son Matthew (Ashley) and his beloved dog Django; Gerry’s brothers Geordi (Betty-Lyn), Michael (Kathy); and grandchildren, Annelise (Brennan), Aaron, Jaryd, Syerra, Josh and Truly. Nieces and Nephews Tim (Pam), Damien and Tyler; Corrie (Rob), Wendy (Brent) and Sarah (Vince); Shannon (Neil) and Shawn (Michelle). Gerry is predeceased by his father George, second eldest brother Douglas (Maureen) and wonderful mother Eileen.
Gerry was a locomotive engineer with CP Rail for 30 years and often said some trips were like taking a lovely drive in the country. He was a talented musician, avid reader, animal lover, loving husband, friend, devoted father, grandfather, uncle and brother. His greatest joy was his family and nothing made him happier than to have them all at our home and making his famous chicken pasta, spaghetti or pork tenderloin dinners for them.
The family will be holding celebration of Gerry’s life later in the spring.
Thank you to the Kamloops RCMP, Firefighters and medical staff at Kamloops Hospital. Special thanks to Susan Barth - Coroner and Kim and Geoffrey at Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services in Kamloops for their support, advice and care.
Condolences may be expressed at www.myalternatives.ca