Jerry Filby

A photo of Jerry Filby


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Thursday January 25, 2018
1:00 p.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Wednesday January 24, 2018
2:00 - 5:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Jerry Filby of Erie Beach passed away at home on Monday January 22, 2018 at the age of 65 years. Jerry was one of five children born to his parents Mary (Longbottom) and the late Leigh Filby (2009) and is survived by his sister Leigh-Ann Olabek (Steven) and his brothers Kim and Blake Filby. He was predeceased by his sister Mary Agnes Filby.

On October 18, 1975 Jerry married the love of his life Vickey (Clark) and began a journey that would span over 42 years. Together they raised three daughters who brought them much pride; Crystal Raes (Leon), Shannon Kuhn and April Matteis (Justin). Their pride grew even more when their family grew to include eight grandchildren Roen, Sawyer, Riley, Jackson, Noah, Jonah, Sylas and the late Sophie (2011). Jerry was predeceased by his father in law Ken Clark in 2008 and his mother in law Betty Clark in 2017.

Jerry was a hardworking individual who started his working career as a farmer. After a few years of driving truck for Roy Downey he joined the crew at Kent Centre where he spent the next 27 years working for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. He served as a volunteer fire fighter with the North Harwich Fire Department for over 25 years. Two years ago he and Vickey moved to “the cottage” in Erie Beach, making it their full time residence. It was there that he was able to relax and enjoy life, listening to the birds and having a beer with friends in his back yard.

Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Wednesday where visitation will be held from 2 – 5 & 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service conducted by Pastor Eric Revie will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday January 25, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Friends wishing to remember Jerry with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Ronald McDonald House.

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Vickey and family; I'm so sorry for your loss. When we lose the love of our life it seems like the world has stopped and that it's all a bad dream. Know that with time it does get better. Jerry will always be with you, with every splash of the waves at the beach, with every beautiful star lit night. There will be so many things to remind you of him. Big Hugs. Linda Lumley and family

Vicky so sorry to hear of Jerry s thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls at this time ..thinking of you ..remember that you are the love of his life always and forever

Dear Vicky and family, We were sad to hear about the passing of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Carmine, Lina and Gino Ottaviano.

So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather (as well as a kind and fun-loving friend). Our thoughts are with you all. Dawn and Don Rice

Dear Vicki and family, Aunt Mary, Leigh-Ann, Kim, Blake Our deepest condolances to all of you. We were so sorry to hear about Jerry's passing. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers Neil and Joanne

Hello Crystal and Family Having recently lost my own dad, I can feel how hard it is to say good bye. I pray for you to gather strength at this vulnerable moment. Maqsood

Leo and I would like Vickey, her daughters and families to know that we were so sorry to hear of the passing of Jerry. He fought such a long and hard battle. Hold on to your great memories and we hope that this will help all of you during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in peace Jerry.

Vicki and family prayers and thoughts are with,sorry to hear about Jerry,remember the good times. Jan

Vickey and family we are so very sorry for your loss, we are glad Jerry had some time to enjoy the beauty of Erie Beach. Thinking of you in friendship.

My deepest condolences to the ENTIRE family. Jerry will be sadly missed. I always remember him coming to the office with his joke of the day...could always make me smile. Hugs to you all Love Carolyn & Tim

Vicky and family Sorry to hear of Jerry's passing I know you will have lots of great memories to help you through this sad time We are thinking of you

Vickey, April, Justin and families, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Brian and Maria Baltare

Dear Leigh Anne, Steven & Family - our deepest sympathies, love and especially prayers as you say farewell to your loved one. Know you are in our thoughts at this time. With love dear friend! Sandy & Bill

To Vicki and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts Tracy (co-worker from JMHI)

Crystal, April, Shannon & Families; I am so deeply sorry to hear the sad news. It is so difficult to lose a loved one especially a parent, my heart goes out to all of you. Thoughts and Prayers, deepest sympathy Wendy Trahan.

Shannon Sincere condolences on the loss of your father. May your memories give you comfort.

Vicky, Crystal, Shannon, April and family, We are very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Hopefully you are comforted by the fact that he is resting in peace.

Vickey and family so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He always had a smile we I saw him. Thinking of you at this difficult time Deb and Megan Dodman

Worked with Jerry from 1998 until 2004 @ Kent Centre. Always a gentleman. Very sorry for your loss.

Vickey, Crystal, Shannon, April, and family, Very saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. May he rest in peace. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days ahead. Love Laura Taylor