Gerald Leonard

Date de décès:
lundi 1 juillet 2019

The Winnipeg Free Press, MB

Gerald Leonard Benger It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gerald Leonard Benger on July 1, 2019. Gerry was a wonderful husband, father, uncle, son and friend. He was predeceased by his parents, Corinne and Leonard Benger. Gerry will be cherished forever in the hearts of his wife Debbie; sons, Matthew (Caitlynn) and Andrew; mother-in-law Rita; sister and brother-in-law Monique and Bill; nephews, William, Alexander, Christopher; and brother-in-law Derek. Gerry was born May 24, 1959 in Winnipeg. He grew up in St. James, attending Bruce Junior High, Silver Heights and the University of Winnipeg. Following university, he worked for the Province of Manitoba Geological Survey for 35 years where he made many lifelong friends. Gerry loved to play sports, he was an accomplished competitive swimmer from the time he was four years old, belonging to the St. James Seals and the Manitoba Masters Aquatic Club. He played water polo, hockey, and found great joy in pickle ball games in his later years. He inspired and influenced many as the coach of his sons' hockey and soccer teams. Gerry was an avid fan and loved watching and attending as many Jets and Bombers games as possible. He was a voracious reader and loved having discussions about books. Gerry and the love of his life, Debbie, went on many adventures together, travelling to Europe, Orlando (he loved the theme parks), Disney Cruises and extended stays in Mexico following their retirement. Gerry would say the happiest place on earth was the family cottage at Laclu, Ontario. The cottage has been enjoyed by four generations. Summers were spent swimming, sailing, sitting by the campfire and card games with family and friends. Gerry adored his two sons, Matthew and Andrew, and daughter-in-law, Caitlynn (the daughter he always wanted). Gerry will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He will be remembered for his kindness, smile, generosity and quiet intelligence. Gerry was the rock of our family, he always went where he was needed. A celebration of Gerry's life will be held on Friday, July 5 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomson In the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. Thank you to our family and friends for their overwhelming love and support during this difficult time. Life is precious, give a hug to a loved one. Thomson in The Park 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to Make a donation to As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 04, 2019 --- Gerald Leonard Benger May 24, 1960 - July 1, 2019... Thomson In the Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, MB, 2019-07-04

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