March 14, 1933 - April 4, 2019
EMILY GERALDINE "GERRY" SANDERSON
Gerry passed away peacefully, after a short illness, on April 4, 2019 at the Grace Hospice.
Born in Winnipeg on March 14, 1933, to Emily and George Schettler, Gerry lived in Winnipeg most of her life with a few years spent in Thompson, MB in the late 1960’s. Married to D. “Sandy” Sanderson on June 2, 1951, Gerry was pre-deceased by Sandy in 1995.
Gerry worked for many years at the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission in the purchasing dept. retiring in 1997. She was an active member at Crescent Fort Rouge and Fort Garry United Churches. Her passion for community work led to several years working with the Khartum Shriners Ladies Auxiliary, United Church Women, and as a volunteer driver for the Canadian Cancer Society and Winnipeg’s Pan-Am Games.
Gerry was a golfer for most of her life and was a member at Niakwa Country Club and the Wildwood Club where she also curled. She was an enthusiastic attendee of cultural events (theatre and symphony) and an avid bridge player and bowler.
Gerry is survived by her three children Carla Robinson (Larry) of Victoria, BC, Tim (Susan) of Sidney, BC and Glen (Brian Schlotzhauer) of Toronto, ON. She is also survived by step-granddaughters Kate (Mike) Tenove of Calgary, AB and their children Porter and Nora; and Libby Robinson (Kelly Thompson) of Vancouver, BC.; as well as nieces, nephews, grandnieces, numerous cousins and many wonderful friends.
The family wish to thank the doctors and staff at the Grace Hospital and Grace Hospice for their kind and compassionate care during Gerry’s illness.
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A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on May 3, 2019 at the Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, located at 525 Wardlaw Ave., Winnipeg, MB, with a reception to follow in the sanctuary.
“If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” A. A. Milne
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