May 20, 1943 – September 13, 2014
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Gerry on September 13, 2014 after a brave battle with cancer. Gerry was born on May 20, 1943 in New Westminster and was raised there. In 1970 he married his wife Jo Ann, and they moved to 100 Mile House in 1973. Gerry built their home on Horse Lake and worked at Weldwood for 26 years until his retirement in 1999. His passions included spending time with his family and grandchildren, boating on the lake, “ATV-ing” with friends, landscaping and building rock walls. Gerry was a loving husband, father and grandfather, always there for his family, friends and neighbours.
Gerry was predeceased by his parents: Bob and Dorothy Downes and nephew Steven Downes; he is survived by his loving wife, Jo Ann, sons: Warren (Sabrina) and Scott (Brandi), granddaughters: Averi, Emma and Harper; his brother Lorne (Barb) and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Gerry’s family would like to thank: the doctors, nurses, and staff of 100 Mile Hospital, the palliative care team in HCC, and the staff of Fischer Place for their continued care and compassion. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation, 686 W Broadway #150, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1.
100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd.
entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243
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