Gerard "Gerry" Ernest Jacques

2 March, 193720 August, 2020

Gerard “Gerry” Ernest Jacques, 83, of Harrisonburg, passed away on August 20, 2020 at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born on March 2, 1937 in Waterville, Maine, and was the son of the late Arthur and Angelie Guite Jacques.

Gerry graduated from University of Maine where he received his Bachelors Degree. He was a magistrate for Harrisonburg for 12 years and was employed for 36 years with the Department of Agriculture US Forest Service. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, a lifetime member of Bath County Ruritan Club and the Izaak Walton League. He loved gardening, hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors.

On June 28, 1958, he married the former, Janet Poulin, who survives. Also surviving are his children, David Jacques and wife, Beth, of Highland Ranch, CO, Paul Jacques and wife, Wendy, of Franklin, Mass., Mary Ann Felts and husband, Sam, of Apex, NC, Kathleen White of Roanoke, VA, Anna King and husband, Joseph, of Harrisonburg and Thomas Jacques of Reston, Va; 12 grandchildren; two sisters, Annette Jacques of Waterville, ME and Carmen Bourgoin and husband, Wayne, of Winslow, ME; numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be held 2 pm, Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Father Kyle O’Connor and Deacon Paul Kudrav officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hahn Cancer Center, c/o RMH Foundation, 2010 Health Campus Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or Izaak Walton League, Rockingham-Harrisonburg, 3616 Izaak Walton Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Hahn Cancer Center
  • Izaak Walton League


  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, 27 August , 2020


Gerard "Gerry" Ernest Jacques

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Ronny Clark

20 September 2020

So sorry to hear about Mr. Jacques passing. It has been years since our paths crossed, but I have many great memories of times spent with him and his family. The Jacques and Clark kids shared many good times playing sports, participating in drama club, and generally enjoying the opportunity to grow up in Bath County in the '70s and '80s. We were blessed to have a wonderful community with great parents who cared deeply about us. I'm sure his passing leaves a void for you, his family, but he lives on in your hearts and memories.

Lorry & Fred Letourneau

27 August 2020

Dear Jan : We are so sorry to hear of Gerry's passing and extend our deepest sympathy to you and the family. Gerry was a caring and compassionate husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend . And a raconteur par excellence of his many hunting and fishing experiences! We will miss him greatly.

Sheila Smith

26 August 2020

Jan, I'm so sad to hear about Gerry. Thanks to sweet Molly's walks, I have had the pleasure of getting to know him in recent years. I enjoyed hearing about his fishing trips with the boys and about how important his family was to him. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Richard A. Deviers

25 August 2020

Jan, I'm so sorry about Jerry's passing, I have a lot of great memories of Jerry at the IWLA lodge measuring fish for the kids on
the first Saturday of June, for many year. He really had fun with the kids. I also enjoyed his great stories about fishing with his sons
on the Great Lakes. He will be missed by all the members of the
Harrisonburg/ Rockingham Chapter of the Izaak Walton League.
If there is any thing I can do for you, please let me know.
Rick Deviers

Rita Bujold, c.s.j.

25 August 2020

My deepest sympathy, Jan to you and to your family! May you always treasure the happy memories of your committed lives. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that Gerry is no longer suffering and that he surely has been welcomed to his eternal home. Be assured of my prayerful remembrance.

Amelia Hall

25 August 2020

Janet and Family...We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Gerry! What an incredible guy! We always loved seeing Gerry and he and Doc Hall always enjoyed their conversations. He loved his family and the fishing trips with his sons! Gerry will be missed dearly! Janet, You and your family are in our hearts and prayers! Hold your memories close in your heart!

Amelia & David Hall

Mike and Lisa Arbogast

24 August 2020

Jerry will always have a special place in our hearts. His infectious laugh and quick wit will always make us smile. We were honored to call him our friend.

Fabienne Guité-Stringer

24 August 2020

Sincères condoléances à la famille de mon cousin Gerry. Mes prières et mes pensées vous accompagnes dans ces moments de tristesse.

Larry Blade

24 August 2020

Jan and family, Sandra and I send our condolences on the passing of Gerry. I worked for Gerry on the George Washington National Forest from 1990 until he retired. It was a pleasure working for him and learning about the Lands program on the GW. He and I talked, at times, about the addition being built on Blessed Sacrament and the hope that was being built with it. May the Lord bless and keep you and yours.

Marcel and Celine Guite

24 August 2020

Dear Jan and family. We send you our deepest sympaties on the passing of Gerry. We will never forget the great welcomes that we received the times that we stopped at you home with our recreation vehicle.
You are all in our thoughs and prayers.
Celine and Marcel Guite

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