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GERLINSKY, Gerry

1957 – Edmonton, Alberta
2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Gerald Gerlinsky, beloved husband of Alma, passed away in Calgary on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the age of 55 years.

Gerald Anthony Gerlinsky began his life on September 25, 1957 in Edmonton, Alberta, son born to Anthon Gerlinsky and Anita Sidnick. He was a carpenter all his life and lived in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Banff, Black Diamond and Calgary. On April 28, 2012 he married Alma Abrenica. While living in Calgary, he was Head Scenic Carpenter “Theatre Calgary” had been a member of IATSE- since Sept. 11, 1994. Their best vacation ever was there trip to Moalboal, Cebu Philippines. Gerry’s motto was Live each day to the fullest.

Gerry was a member of I.A.T.S.E. for almost 20yrs. He earned a solid reputation as a top-notch highly skilled and reliable carpenter, construction numerous academy and Emmy-Award winning Motion Pictures and television shows, Broadway Musicals, Operas and Stage Productions. He shall be missed by hundreds of IATSE members who had the pleasure to have known and worked with him.

Gerry most recently worked on the build of Anne of Green Gables for Theatre Calgary. He will be deeply missed by the entire company. He worked under almost all of local 212’s Collective agreements; the Calgary Opera, F&D Scene Changes, and Bleeding Art Industries as well as taking numerous stage calls through the locals.

As one of the local’s most active members he will be sorely missed. His gentle demeanor, wonderful sense of humour and care for others were exemplary.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday, May 20, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (5340 – 4th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Gerald Gerlinksy, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-820

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  1. Dix Richards :

    I am so saddened by this news, I have no words. My heart is heavy and I just want to weep but then I think of Gerry and all of the laughter and life that he brought to everyone that he met and I smile, my heart becomes lighter and I get a sense of warmth from my head to my toes. I am sorry for your loss, but please know that Gerry brought such a positive and loving vibe to everyone that he met. It has been my honour to know such a kind and loving man and it will continue to be my honour to cherish all of my memories of this amazing man.

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  2. Helen Abrenica :

    We missed you by our entire famly. May you rest in peace in Heaven..

    Condolence from Helen and Jennifer

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  3. Our Condolence Auntie Amai.. We know Uncle Ninong Gerarld is in heaven now kay he is super nice man to our families and especially to you. Be strong lang auntie and keep praying… We LoveU

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  4. Glenn B Smith :

    Alma: I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of your wonderful husband, Gerry. Gerry’s motto “live each day to the fullest” is absolutely correct because life is so fragile and unpredictable. You and Gerry’s best vacation was to Cebu, but what about your trip up to West Edmonton Mall? I told you that it sounded so romantic! I remember one evening last summer Gerry bringing you home from work on the bicycle! I watched you two out my living room window! God bless Gerry Gerlinsky, and God bless you and your family, Alma!
    Yours respectfully
    Glenn Smith

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  5. Lolong & anabel +kids :

    Condolence mai, be brave…Gerald we will miss you specially the kids. Rest in peace.

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  6. Melfer Soria :

    We want to express our sympathy for your loss and to let you know that our thoughts are with you. Condolences Al!

    -from Melfer Soria & family.

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  7. Jossie ann ermac :

    My deepest sympathy during your time of loss Mai, be strong , which I know you are, please know that I’m here for you with love . Take care always Mai

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  8. Maristelle Raboy :

    I know you are a strong woman my friend. God is on your side, I wish we were closer. Call me anytime. I love you my friend.

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  9. Heather Gardiner :

    I am an old friend of Gerry’s from The Banff Centre. The guys and gals who worked at The Centre in the 80s were a terrific bunch, and Gerry was one of the great ones. He is and was beloved by many. We send our thoughts and prayers to his family.

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  10. Analiza, Raymond and Raeanne :

    Words could never express the pain I feel in my heart at a time like this. I ache for you and the loss you are feeling. My condolences.

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  11. Anjanet Abrenica Wang :

    We are saddened to hear of your sudden loss. Our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time.
    STAY CALM MAI..God has a plan for everything

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  12. Alison Kurtz Stein :

    So saddened to hear the news. A long ago friend of Gerry’s from Banff Centre days. With deepest sympathy on your great loss. Rest in Peace Gerry.

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  13. Claudette Schulte :

    Heartfelt condolences to Gerry’s family and the friends & colleagues who knew him best. I am Gerry’s cousin (daughter of Ed Gerlinsky of Melville, SK). We only met on perhaps three occasions as children and I’ve often thought of Gerry and prayed his life was rich and blessed.
    Gerry’s cousins, his extended Gerlinsky family and I would be so pleased to know more about our highly respected and well-loved cousin and to share other Gerlinsky history with Alma. Feel free to email me. Sincere condolences. Uncle Ed’s Family

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