Gerald James Hunter

Gerald James Hunter, known to most as Gerry passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at his home in St. Norbert.

Gerry was born in Sioux Lookout, ON. He was the oldest of three.

He is predeceased by his mother Jan Hunter and his father Clarence Hunter. He will be mourned by his sister Shawn (Dave), his brother Scott, his son Jamie (Naomi), his son Terry, his grandchildren Nisa and Evan as well as the Malachi Lake Community.

Gerry spent most of his free time at Malachi Lake, where he eventually retired to. He enjoyed the quiet lake life with Muffin Tuesday and cocktail Friday. Many referred to Gerry as the Ambassador of Malachi, since he was often the first person to greet newcomers to the lake with a smile and a hand.

Gerry was also the first one anyone asked for the train schedule, since quite often Vial Rail seemed to be running on Lake time.

Gerry touched many souls and his departure will be felt by many.

Toodleloo, my friend

Arrangements entrusted to Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services.

18 thoughts on “Gerald James Hunter

  1. Randy Jones

    Via Rail just lost their Best customer. My condolences to the Family. See you on the other side of the track some day Gerry.

  2. Reid ( Bigfoot) Vennard

    They say the good die young ,Gerry is proof of that. It was my pleasure to work with him at CN for 30 years . He was great guy to be around .

    My Deepest Sympathy to Scott & Rest of the Family

    Reid alias Bigfoot

  3. David Hardie

    I only got to know Gerry about six years ago. Yes on the fishing trip. Went up a couple of times by train,quite the experience . Thought a lot of Gerry and considered a real friend. I will miss him. My heart felt condolences to the family, Lorraine and all of those who will miss Gerry.🥃😎

  4. Doug Perich

    Truly one of the best guys you could work with. His infectious good spirit could lighten up any situation. Que en Paz Descance, Amigo. 😥

  5. Allan Pilkington

    Worked with Gerry for 36 years always a pleasure to see him at work or in P.V. For beers on the beach

  6. Rod Hart

    Fabulous guy to work with on the rails, I loved his sense of humor. Caught many a highball from him at the lake as we passed by. My sincere condolences to his family.

    Rod Hart

  7. Pat Sysak

    We are very sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing.

    We will remember his exuberant warm greetings and infectious smile whenever we think of him.

    Our deepest sympathies to Jamie, Terry and their families.

    Jerry & Pat Sysak and family (former neighbors)

  8. Ron Kuzie

    It was certainly a pleasure to know and work with you Gerry. Family get togethers were always fun with you guys! Rest in peace Gerry and say hi to Ca!!
    Condolences to Scott,Shawn,Dave and the rest of the Hunter family.

  9. Don & Tina Gould

    Sending our deepest and heartfelt condolences.

  10. Susan trubiak

    Oh, gone too’s been years since I saw Gerry..I met him eons ago at gondola pizza, and then occasionally saw him at the bank..what a beautiful smile he had,and such a sweet sincere condolences to his family and friends.may he Rest In Peace..hugs.

  11. Virginia Jamieson

    We will miss seeing Gerry at Malachi, with his cheery hellos and toodleoos. Our condolences to Jamie, Terry and their family.

    Ken and Virginia

  12. Alan Owens

    Condolences to the Hunter family. Always enjoyed visits with Gerry when he came to visit his Dad in the Winnipeg Dispatching Office.

    Alan Owens

  13. Shannon McCartney

    I have known Gerry since I was kid going down to Malachi. He will for sure be missed at the lake. To his family I am sorry for your loss.

  14. Leslie Eskra (and Ron)

    Rest In Peace Gerry. Saddened to hear of your passing. You were a great neighbor when you lived at Country Knoll and a good friend. Keep smiling and laughing and know you made the world a better place with your positive outlook on life.

  15. Ron MacIntosh

    Another great person is gone, a true…..Malachi man, and (north sider), I think he wanted to be so bad….great place to stop for a beer on walks with the dogs, as were Tom P and Tom T’’ s place, too many from the north side are now gone…..always welcoming., smile and cocktail for you……I will relate my last boat ride with him…..Nov. 1/ 20 it was time to shut it down, neither of us wanted to leave, and I already pushed the envelope with Angie, the latest I been there in decades…..I broke ice from station (minor) to get us out, after his half hour walk from his cabin to main dock I Got him into the boat….just about the narrows he said “I think I forgot my keys”….I had to stop the boat, so he could check his 15 pockets,….
    $&#&$….he found them, thankfully…..Clay and I helped him out of boat at landing, loaded his truck at landing and he was off……he hung around to make sure I got my boat out and loaded, and even offered to help me tie it down…..his last words to me were….”.Have a great winter, see you in the spring, and take care of your lovely bride…..toodaloo”……toodaloo my friend
    Ron & Angie MacIntosh…..Pivo, too!!!

  16. Judith Montsion Daniels

    RIP my dear friend. Gerry was a great person and a real gentleman. I met him working at CN Symington and we remained friends. So sorry to hear this and sincere condolences to his family. I will truly miss our conversations.
    Toodleloo my friend / amigo.

  17. John Hes

    I first met Gerry at Vincent Massey Collegiate in 1969.Just casual meetings standing outside the doors of the 1988 my brother in law Lou De Jong took me out to Malachi for a weekend and it was love at first site .Bought a lot in 1989and my first visitor was Gerry.We had many good times together over the years planning picnics,going to school reunions and having a few drinks.
    I visited Gerry on Saturday Nov 29 2020 .He was in very good spirits relating his trip out from Malachi earlier that month and his plans to spend time at the cabin this winter.
    I will miss, you,may you rest in peace in your new Malachi
    My sincere condolences to Jamie, Terry and their families.
    John Hes Sr.

  18. Heather Mccartney

    Gerry was always friendly and attentive to my grandparents when they were residents of Malachi . He was always welcoming to my extended family as we continued to vacation at Malachi . He will be missed .
    Condolences to his family for their loss .

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