Jerry Gow

September 6, 1953April 14, 2014

Jerry Gow passed away suddenly in Calgary, AB on Monday, April 14, 2014 at the age of 61 years.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Janice and his two daughters, Jennifer (Eric) and Jasmine (Cameron). Jerry is also survived by his father, Fay; mother, Mee Kim; brothers, William (Diane) and Danny (Betty); sisters, Susan (David) and Connie (Young) as well as three grandchildren, Cooper, Beckett, and Ethan. Jerry was born in Canton, China on September 6, 1952. He was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather. Jerry was known for his witty sense of humour and generous heart.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at visitation held at FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Jerry’s Life will be held at FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website

FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIORIUM Telephone: 403-297-0888 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial


  • Visitation Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Friday, April 25, 2014

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Gene Chee

May 13, 2014

Our condolences to Jerry's family and friends. Jerry was a great person and left me with lots of fond memories. He will be truly missed.

Trudy Hettler

May 2, 2014

I was very shocked to hear of Jerry's passing. I had the pleasure of working with him at the Palace Theatre. He was a great mentor and friend. Jerry always had something interesting to say and you could see the pride in his expression when he spoke of his family. Jerry had such a great sense of humor. We shared many bouts of laughter when we worked together. My heart felt sympathy goes out to all of Jerry's family. He was taken far too soon.
God Bless

Anne Johnston

May 1, 2014

So very sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. We worked together at Famous Players at a few different theatres and always had the best of times. Always full of fun and mischief. Last saw Jerry after many years at his restaurant downtown. Sincere condolences to his family.

Ruth Manning

April 29, 2014

So very sorry to hear about Jerry. We were fellow managers for Famous Players. It was a priviledge to know him. I am so sorry for your loss.

Susan Warrender (Manning)

April 29, 2014

I just got news of Jerry's passing. I enjoyed every shift working with him but more than that we were friends. Many a night we spent playing Backgammon and if it wasn't for Jerry I never would have wound up with my first husband or the life I've had. We also were on the same bowling team and he bought me my first 10 pin bowling ball. I'm so glad I got to see him a few years ago when I gave a talk on the history of the movie theatres in Calgary. My deepest sympathies to Danny Gow and of course Jerry's lovely daughters. Thanks for everything Jerry, truly some of the most fun I've ever had was working with you.

Alan Smart

April 26, 2014

A gentleman to work with as his projectionist.

Very sorry to hear of his passing.

April 25, 2014

Jerry was a great man. I knew him at school in Taber. We always had a good visit when we would run into each other here in Calgary. He had a great smile and always made you laugh. He will be missed by all.
Richard Price

Petra Hodgetts

April 25, 2014

Jerry you always made me smile even when I had a bad day! Your corny jokes and smile will be truly missed. You had a heart of a little kid and the memories of you and my son, Charlie, creating havoc in Rocky Mountain Plaza will always be with me. You were one in a million. RIP

James Fong

April 24, 2014

Jerry and I were friends through high school. In the years after, I would run into him at university, the movie theatre, his cafe and then at McDonald's where I took my mom for breakfast almost every day. Through that entire time, the constant me memory is of his smile and cheerful greetings to everyone.

June Bryson

April 23, 2014

At our Christmas party I was so impressed with Jerry's sense of humour. He will be missed but never forgotten as he touched many people with his jokes and fun.