Albert GERRY

GERRY, Albert

December 5, 1943 – December 27, 2014

Albert Gerry, resident of South Surrey since 1991, passed away at Peace Arch Hospital with his family by his side. Born in St. Catherines, Ontario, he was the son of Cleve and Frances Gerry, both deceased. Married in 1987, he is survived by his wife, Marilyn, their two children, Robyn and Shane, brother Ron (Gaylene) of Thunder Bay, sister Laura (Nat) of Lake Worth, Florida and many nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada and the U.S. Albert grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario, obtained a diploma in Architectural Technology from Ryerson, and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies and Master of Architecture from the University of Manitoba.The first half of his career was as a working Architect, owning his own firm in Vancouver. His firm designed many projects in and around the Vancouver area as well as building and owning one of the first buildings to be built in the then budding ski area of Whistler. As a second career, he turned to junior resource companies and consultant work, until recently paring back to prepare for retirement. In his youth, Albert had been active in sports. He won awards in track and field, particularly pole vaulting, and skiing where he competed twice in the Canadian National Ski Championships. Football was also a passion in high school. His enjoyment of world wide travel began with architectural field trips to the US and Europe. He sailed in the South Pacific and worked on mining adventures in Equador. He will be remembered as one whose conversation often revolved around how proud he was of his children, his love for the family’s dog, Brownie, and the importance of living life to the fullest. As per his wishes, he has been cremated with a celebration of life to follow on March 1st. Please email for details.

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