July 5, 1943 – February 24, 2019
Passed away suddenly in Penticton Regional Hospital on Sunday, February 24th. Gerry is survived by his wife Norma of 53 years; children, Terry (Leslie), Gena (Shane) and Jodi (Larry); grandchildren, Matt, Cole, Jaden, Logan and Lauren; brother Fred (Carol) of Merritt; sister Lori (Roli) of Kamloops and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Ted (Louise) in 2005, Rick (Linda) in 2015 and parents Art and Verona.
Gerry was born on July 5, 1943 in Princeton BC. Gerry began his career with the Penticton Fire Department in May 1967 and retired after 35 years of service in 2001 as Deputy Fire Chief. Gerry enjoyed his time with his family and friends camping, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed his trips to the Casino. He was most happy at home surrounded by his family enjoying a beverage with his beloved “Buddy”. He thoroughly enjoyed his role of Grandpa. He was always up for ice cream, a car ride, babysitting and whatever else was asked of him. He will be remembered for his old school ways, his tell it like it is manner, his ability to fix anything and most importantly his smile. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Days Inn and Conference Center in Penticton on Saturday, March 2 from 12 pm – 2 pm. In lieu of flowers a donation to the SPCA would be most appreciated.
See you later alligator….in awhile crocodile!
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