REIS, GERALD “GERRY” JOHN
Passed away suddenly but peacefully on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Stratford General Hospital, Stratford. Gerry was born 83 years ago in Milverton, Ontario and was the son of the late John H and Leila Reis (Kelterborn).
Beloved husband of Shirley Reis (Waddell) whom he married on November 13, 1952. Dear father and grandfather to Richard and Darla Reis and their children; Courtney and Nick (Kim), Pat and Dale Fritzley and their children; Jack, Cory and Amy (Todd), Peggi and Steve Paterson and their children; Tasha (Ethan) and Jacob. Cherished great-grand-father to Greyson and Cole. Gerry will be missed by his brother Leonard Reis, his brothers and sisters-in-law Ruth Symons (Jim), June (Bill) Coulter, Jean Mohr, Shirley Waddell and Wilma Jordan. Gerry is predeceased by his brothers and sisters-in-law; Frieda Reis, Charlie Mohr, Paul Waddell, Cameron Waddell, Joyce & Bill Reis and Joanne & Sandy McTavish. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Gerry and Shirley farmed at RR#1 Brunner. Gerry enjoyed driving the school bus for many years. Gerry and Shirley enjoyed spending their time at their trailers in Huntsville and then at Pine Lake. He also enjoyed swimming, boating and bird watching.
A private family service will take place at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 7 Spencer Street, Milverton followed by a private interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Milverton.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Burns Presbyterian Church would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca