November 22, 1940 to July 15, 2016 – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a dear partner, father, grandfather, and friend.

Jerry leaves behind his loving partner of 27 years Marie L. Roy, his daughter Jill (friend Kevin), his son Greg (wife Eriko), and granddaughter Keira. He also leaves his step children Jan (Steve), Rhonda (David), and step grandchildren Brad, Zack, Shane, Makenna, and Spencer. Jerry was predeceased by his sisters Karla, Betty, and Joan.

Jerry moved to Blind River in 1975 and fell in love with the town. He enjoyed life at his cottage and declined offers to move away from his beloved community. Jerry was well known for his friendly and cheerful disposition and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was a long time member of the local Lions Club.

As per Jerry’s wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of Jerry’s life will take place at the Riverside Tavern in Blind River on Wednesday, July 20th from 2pm to 6pm.

In lieu of gifts or flowers, donations to a local community charity of your choice are appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Menard Funeral Home www.menardfh.com