OBITUARY

George "Gerry" Andrew Gerow

31 January , 193423 June , 2019

Obituary Notice for George Andrew Gerow (Gerry), who passed away on June 23, 2019 at the North Island Hospital.

Born in Souris, Manitoba on January 31, 1934, Gerry graduated from Delta High School in 1952. He went on to have a distinguished career as an airframe technician in the Canadian Air Force, retiring as a Master Warrant Officer. He was posted to many bases through his career including Nanaimo BC, Portage La Prairie Manitoba, North Bay Ontario, Baden-Soellingen Germany (4 Wing), Edmonton Alberta, Trenton Ontario, Cold Lake Alberta, and, finally, to Comox BC. His proudest moment in the military was being awarded the Order of Military Merit by the Governor General of Canada in 1984. He retired in 1987, and settled in his beloved BC with his wife Norma Gerow. He then began a second career as a real estate agent, servicing the Comox Valley and worked as a free-lance writer for hunting and dog magazines. He also wrote a memoir called “Ground Crew, Recruit to Squadron Warrant Officer” chronicling his career in the air force. Gerry was predeceased by his parents Cecil and Lou-Ella Gerow. He leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Norma Gerow, four children: Bonnie Gerow (Colin), Jeri-Lynn Gerow (Wolf), Richard Gerow (Jacqui), Georgann Gerow (Harry), 3 step-children: Martin Ross, Daniel Ross (Liz), Laura Saunders, grandchildren: Jason, Jordan, Tristan, Amber, Anastasia, Sean, Charissa, Andrew, James, David, Bethany, Terri-Ann, Jared and Jessica along with numerous great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held at the 888 Komox Wing Royal Canadian Air Force Association at 1298 Military Row, Lazo, BC on Friday June 28th, 2019 at 1030 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted at the Salvation Army or the 888 Wing.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, 28 June , 2019

Memories

George "Gerry" Andrew Gerow

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Traudel Wahl

28 June 2019

Dear Norma and Family,
I am very sad about the news that Gerry passed away.
Gerry was a good friend of my father Karl, my mum Ilse and me. I was a child when Gerry stayed in Baden-Soellingen Airport. Gerry went hunting together with my dad and on sunday mornings we met him at the Road and gun club at the base. For me as a child, it was a wonderful time. And since he and his family left Germany we stayed in contact. Gerry is a part of my life. I will keep him in my heart.
Dear Norma, dear Family, my thoughts are with you.
Traudel Wahl, Germany

Jay & Karen Hunt

25 June 2019

Gerry was a good man and I admired and respected him greatly. We shared many common interests and I always enjoyed talking to him about the RCAF and its history. I especially enjoyed our visit to 888 Comox Wing RCAFA in 2009 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of the RCAF Golden Hawks aerobatic team and the 100th anniversary of powered flight in Canada.

Karen and I offer our sincere condolences to Norma and Gerry's family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY