Gerry Brasier

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Gerald “Gerry” John Brasier

It is with a very heavy heart that we share the passing of a great man, Gerald “Gerry” Brasier. Suddenly, on February 13, 2021 he left this world and left a huge void.  Gerry was a husband to Betty  (McDermott) for 58 years, father to Scott (Dorothy) Brasier of Warburg Alberta; Judy (Bob) Murday of Courtenay, B.C., Pam (Russell) Daniel of Olive Branch, Mississippi, son-in-law Jayme (Kerry) Prevett.  Loving Grandad to Grant, Bradley, Chelsey, Matt, Sean, Trinity, Dani, Andi, Dustin, Colt, Aaron and Adam and soon to be first great grandchild.  Brother to Beryl (Art) Barker, John (Mary) Brasier, Ann Brasier, Margaret (Doug) Brereton, all of Winnipeg, MB. Predeceased by his daughter Linda Prevett, parents Henry John “Jack” and Catherine “Kitty” Brasier and sister Joan Edwards. Uncle to many nieces and nephews in Canada and New Zealand. His family meant the world to him and he meant the world to us. He was born in Greenwich, London England and made Canada his home since the age of 17.

Gerry was a gifted story teller and no story was complete without his sense of humor and animated exaggerations.  If you ever wanted an emcee, someone to help out to entertain at a special event or do an amazing Mr. Bean skit, Gerry was your guy. During the week he could usually be found having tea at the Blenheim Senior Centre sharing stories and laughs with friends. He traveled the world during his career as a Grain Trader and always had amazing stories and experiences to share. His favourite soccer/football team was the Totenham Hotspurs and he watched his European Soccer without fail every weekend.

His sense of humour, gift to make any stranger a friend, the unconditional love that his family was lucky enough to share will be greatly missed.  Until we meet again, we will cherish and smile at the memories we are blessed to have.

Due to COVID restrictions only a private family service will be held.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ontario Lung Association or to a charity of your choice.

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My sincere condolences to Betty and the family. Hugs and prayers to you all.

Betty and family. We are terribly sorry for your loss. We enjoyed Gerry and your company at the Seniors center. We miss those times. Murray and Evedna Steel

Dear Betty and family, I’m so sorry to hear this news about Gerry. He lived an amazing life of laughter and love ....and I can imagine the wonderful legacy he has left. I know the memories of him will comfort you all. Sending love from Alberta. Kristen

Thinking of Betty and family. I will miss his stories and laughs. He will sure be missed.

Betty and family, we are sorry to hear about you loss of Gerry. We remember going to Thompsons when Gary was selling seed and we would always look for Gerry because we really enjoyed talking to him. He was a very special person. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sharing in your sadness for the loss of Mr. Brasier. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Tracy and Tom.

So sorry to hear of the passing of my dear Uncle Gerry..sending all our love at this time from NZ to Aunty Betty, Scott, Judy , Pam and to my aunties Beryl, Ann and Margaret and Uncle John and all grandchildren, family and friends . I will always remember how loving and funny Uncle Gerry was how he gave the biggest and best hugs . Wishing we could be there in person.. Lots of love Joanne, Korey, Caleb, Christian, Lauryn, Fabian and Niki xxx

Our sympathy, Betty, and to your family. We will miss a good friend.

sorry for your loss

Dear Betty & Family So sad to hear of Gerry’s passing. Such a fine sweet funny gentleman. Always enjoyed his sense of humor and stories. Take care Thinking of you Marnie & Dale Fry Carman MB.

Betty & Family - I was so very sorry to hear of Gerry's passing. I can still picture him and hear his voice as he shared a story or joke. I will be sending virtual hugs your way as you start this challenging transition. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the weeks and months ahead.

Betty and family.....Ron and I are so very sorry for your loss. We had only known Gerry for a few short years but was certainly a very great husband, father, and grandfather. He always had a smile and a good joke to tell. Hopefully all your great memories will help you through this sad time in all your lives. Pat and Ron Jones

Betty, Judy and Pam, Deepest sympathy from Aunt Marie, Sandi & John, Barb, Karen, Janet and families. Gerry will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you hold all the fond memories you have close in your hearts.

Betty...I am soo very sorry to hear of Gerry's passing. A terrific cheerful man who will be missed by so many. Your wonderful memories of him will get you through the hard times ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Linda McDonald

My sincerest condolences on the passing of Gerry. I will always remember him as such a good soul with a happy smile. Prayers to you Betty and family. Janie

My sincere condolences to you and all your family Betty. Gerry was such a fun loving guy and his stories of his travels were always so interesting. I first met him when we both worked at Linear. This is going to be a time of big change for you. Know that I am thinking of you and holding you in my prayers as you grieve this loss of your life partner. Much love, Kathie

Betty and Family, So sorry for your loss. I have great memories of Gerry at Cuba and at the Senior Centre shuffle board. He did, indeed make them "fun" experiences. Thinking of you with sympathy, prayers and caring.

Dear Betty and family It is a sad time for you and your family, my heart goes out to you. Think often of you and our childhood days in Chatham. You come to mind each year as you just had your birthday in January as did I. Hugs and my prayers. love Dorothy (Young) Adams

Dear Betty and family It is a sad time for you and your family, my heart goes out to you. Think often of you and our childhood days in Chatham. You come to mind each year as you just had your birthday in January as did I. Hugs and my prayers. love Dorothy (Young) Adams

Betty and family, I am so sorry to hear of Gerry's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.🙏 I was already thinking about his birthday card.😊 Gerry was a very special person and he will be greatly missed. I have a lot of wonderful memories of our Legion days. Gerry will never be forgotten.

Betty & family. I am so sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing Dave & I have many fond memories of Gerry. You’re right, he was a great story teller! Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. Dave & Sue Robert

So sorry to learn of Gerry's passing. He certainly will be missed and I loved to hear about his travels. Bless you Betty Ginny

My deepest condolences to you Betty and Family. He will be greatly missed. Prayers and hugs 🙏

My heart goes out to Aunt Betty , Scott, Judy, Pam and the entire family . He was an amazing storyteller and one of the worlds best huggers. He always made you feel loved and we will really miss him. Love Jackie, Rolly, Kloey and Lydia

Betty and families. Please accept our heartfelt prayers. We enjoyed our times with Gerry at shuffleboard. Thinking of you.

Dear Betty, Sandra gave us the news about Gerry’s passing. My sincere condolences with the loss of your life’s partner Gerry. I take away from the obituary that he was ‘in care’ when he passed away. Am glad you have some family close by. Because is that not one of the reasons you moved to Ontario. All the best with this time of transition and you are in my thoughts. Love. Hetty

Sincere condolences. 🙏

Betty so sorry to hear of the passing of Gerry. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I will always remember the wonderful time we had on our Cuba trip. Bonnie Gillanders.

My heart felt condolences and wish I could be there to give you all big hugs. I am so grateful we got to spend more time with uncle Gerry and aunt Betty since they moved back to Ontario. He was able to meet my beautiful baby girl and we are working on her saying "LE Ouink" and "LE Moo" for Uncle Gerry. Forever in our hearts, Kim, Doug, Abby, Drew & Jacob.

Betty , so sorry to hear of Gerrys passing. We hope that the many fond memories of Gerry over the years will be cherished and remembered to help ease the pain you are feeling now.

This man was a 2nd father to me growing up. My deepest condolences go out to Betty 'mom' ,Scott, Judy, and Pam. As well as the rest of the family.

My condolences to Betty and the children. He sure was a man vol of live and jokes. He will be missed by all. May he Rest In Peace.

My deepest sympathy to Betty and family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Betty and family, we are so very sorry to hear about Gerry. He was always a gentleman with a friendly smile and a welcome addition to any gathering. He will truly be missed.

Sorry for your loss, His entertainment will be missed by many at the center and on the bus trips. He is at peace now the pain is gone

so sorry for your loss,, gerry was a great and amusing man.. he will be missed by many

Betty and family I am sorry to learn of Gerrys passing he was a wonderful man and will be missed greatly by all who knew him.

Betty and family. So sorry for your loss. Gerry will be missed by many...... sending thoughts and prayers.... Linda and John....

Betty, I am so very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family at this terrible time. He was a lovely man.

Betty and family - so sorry for your loss. Gerry will be missed by many. Prayers and hugs.

Pam and family — I am so sorry for your loss. Our Dad’s were the same age and entered heaven within 3days of each other. Words can not be enough but know that I am with you in this and sending every hug your way. So So Sorry for your loss.

Betty and family- Gerry was a kind and wonderful man. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him. The Blenheim Senior Centre will not be the same without Gerry. May God comfort you at this time.

RIP Gerry you will be greatly missed. Now you and John can rate us from the other side.

Betty, words can not express the sorrow we feel on the passing of our dear friend Gerry. To you and your family may the Lord be with you and comfort you in this time of need.

I couldn’t have put it any better. Love you always miss you forever.

So many great memories that our families shared over the years. My favourite is Uncle Gerry and Dad eating doggie treats. Sending you my deepest condolences and lots of love to your entire family. ❤️❤️

Betty and Family, Sending our sincere sympathy to all of you. Gerry will be remembered for his stories and the crowd around him listening to him. Cherish the memories of a husband and dad and keep them close in your heart forever.

Betty, our heartfelt sympathy to you and all the family.

My heartfelt condolences go to Aunty Betty, Scott, Judy, Pam and all the grandchildren, also to my aunties beryl, Margaret, Ann and uncle John. Despite not having seen uncle Gerry for many years, he has left a foot print on my heart, he was such a jovial, fun loving, funny and caring man with the best hugs ever! He reminded me so much of my granddad ❤️ Gone, but never forgotten, Rest In Peace uncle Gerry. And May God’s presence and peace embrace you all in your time of grief. Love you all and wish we could be there to support you with love and hugs. Love from your niece, catherine, in NZ, brijana , caius and Ava ❤️💕🙏🕊 [FOR PAM TO READ]

Thinking of you during this difficult time. Family events won't be the same without a chat in French with uncle Gerry. He will be deeply missed. Lots of love, Lisa, Derek and Jake

My thoughts and prayers are with you all..I often sat behind Gerry at church while his wife was in the choir, and he always had a smile for everyone..also liked kidding with him whenever I saw him at the Friday lunch at the Seniors Center.

We are sorry to hear of Gerry's passing. You are in our prayers that God will give you the Peace and Comfort that only He can give. Danny and Nettie Apthorp