It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jerome (Jerry) Gagnon on January 20, 2015 at
Nanaimo Regional Hospital.
Jerome Rene Joseph Gagnon was born in Lac La Biche Alberta on February 11, 1949 to Della and Edward Gagnon. He was the youngest of six children. Jerry lived there, on the family farm, until they moved to St. Paul, Alberta, in 1962.
Jerry lived the majority of his adult life in Port McNeill where he first met Barb. He was a gifted carpenter and had a real talent for working with concrete. This work can be seen in many homes on the north island. He loved to hunt and fish and was thrilled to go hunting with Tony and Brad. The trip to Quesnel was a highlight where Jerry bagged his first moose. One of his greatest enjoyments was to build a fire, have friends over, roast a wiener and have a beer.
He is lovingly survived by his wife of 43 years, Barb, son Shawn (Sonja) Gaige, Jaidyn & Ashlynn; daughters,
Michelle (Darren) Gracie, Noa & Sofia; Rebecca (Paul) Riley, Lu & Quinn.
Jerry loved all his extended family as his own, and he formed great relationships with his brother inlaws. His sisters, Emma, Noella, Jeanette and his brother Ben also lovingly survive him. Jerry was predeceased by his daughter, Chantelle, mother Della, and father Edward and brother Lloyd.
He had an indescribable love for his wife, children and grandchildren. And In our eyes, there was no greater man. He was a gentle soul, and there was no doubt that he knew he was loved by all of you who knew him best.
Celebration of life for Jerry will be held on February 7, 2015 at the Port McNeill Lions Hall at 12 o’clock.