Gerald (Gerry) Leon Doutre, beloved husband of Patty and father of Alec (Karen), passed away peacefully at the Foothills Medical Centre on Saturday, April 24, 2004 at the age of 83 years.
Gerry was born September 3, 1920 in Gravelbourg, SK. He was raised on the prairies with a strong love of family, an understanding of the importance of helping those less fortunate, and an unwavering appreciation of the blessings of the land. Gerry proudly served overseas in World War II on the HMCS Robert. He returned, always up for a challenge, to a long professional career with Massey Ferguson that led he and his family to Montreal, Toronto, France, New York City, Syracuse, and ultimately to Calgary in 1969. Committed to community service, he was active in the Knights of Columbus, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Family Leisure Centre, along with many other organizations and causes. Gerry was a kind man with a quiet faith and a strong handshake. For him, the perfect day was to get up early, get in the car and go see “the country.” His enthusiasm for life and infectious smile will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Gerry shared his final years with his second love and wife, Patty (Ingram) and leaves behind many smiles with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild; his son Alec and wife Karen (Iwanski); his sister Muriel Glen and her children and grandchildren; and a great many nieces, nephews and friends. Gerry was predeceased by his first love and wife Edie (Poland); and brothers Elmer and Raymond.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. with the Rev. William Stephenson, Presider. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.
In living memory of Gerry Doutre, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences