James Rodger Gerrie, age 59 passed away Sunday, February 5th, 2012 at Algonquin Grace Hospice, Huntsville after his long battle with cancer surrounded by his family.
He was born November 22, 1952 in Toronto, Ontario to Shirley and Edward Gerrie. He married Katherine Preece on May 5, 1972. He worked as a Materials Quality Control Supervisor for Goodyear/Huntsman/Pliant Corporation in Toronto for 35 years. James truly loved life though simple passions such as Live Music, Fishing, Snowmobiling, and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Kathy; daughters, Jennifer (Dean Seabrook) and Heather; grandchildren Alyssa, Isabella and Gabriel; sister, Lynda (Joseph Mitchell) Sister in Law Lynda Preece, nieces and nephews Coleen, Joey, Nicole, Kathleen and Sean.
Family, friends and others whose lives James touched are invited to TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, 33 Main Street, East, Huntsville for a Memorial Service on Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 1pm.
The Gerrie family would like to extend our gratitude to all staff at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto and especially the loving and nurturing staff and volunteers at Algonquin Grace Hospice, Huntsville who made his last weeks so filled with comfort, love and dignity.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Algonquin Grace Hospice, Huntsville, would be appreciated.
I am the only one left now who knew Jimmy from the beginning. My brother and I grew up on Lansdowne Avenue in Toronto. Many hours were spent at the frontroom window watching streetcars screech out of the Car Barns across the road while pretending to be streetcar drivers. I vividly remember having my Saturday morning sleep-ins interupted by Jimmy watching noisey cartoons in the next room and how I hated having my little brother tag along with me to the Saturday afternoon Matinees. Jimmy and I spent every summer at our cottage in Willow Beach and I’m sure that is where he acquired his love of cottaging.Happily, when we had families of our own, we all spent every Christmas and special time together. One year I bought Jimmy a deed for his own star from the Astological Society. Needing to name the Star for the certificate – I called it “JIM GERRIE FOREVER””. So now I like to think he’s up there looking down on all of us. Jimmy’s selflessness and courage in deciding to fight his Cancer
Miriam and Odd
Dear Kathy and Family,You and the girls are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry to hear the passing of Jim. Please take care.
So sorry to hear that Jim passed away. We will miss him and his sense of humour. God Bless all of you, and may Jim’s soul rest in peace.
Miguel, Natalie and kids
Kathy and family, we are saddened to learn of the passing of Jim. Our summers at “Nabanabanobia”” were highlighted by the smiles and waves of our “”neighbours in the bay”” out for the post dinner boat tour
Gary and Marion Rhyno
Kathy and family…we were sad to hear about Jim.I played music with Jim this past year…he’s one of the finest guitarists i’ve known. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”” will always remind me of him. Glad I was able to share the stage with Jim . Keep on rocking’…Gary and Marion”
It was with great sadness to learn of Jim passing yesterday. From everyone at Berry Plastics we send you are deepest sympathy on your loss. We will always remember Jim laugh at Berry and we will miss him. We will be sending a donation on Jim’s behalf to Algonquin Grace Hospice, Huntsville.
Garrett and Glennda
for the rest of my days , there will be many songs that touch my head and heart..with your signature on them…you were always ready to show me a new chord …and you both showed quiet strength and conviction..
…will see you …”further up the road “” G.”