Gerhard Wannack

Passed away very peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on January 20, 2019 in his 89th year. Gerry’s favourite things were the outdoors, wind, woods, and water. He was most at home outside in nature. He loved the simple things in life, which included sharing his many memories and stories with all that knew him. Beloved husband of the late Trudy. Loving father to Doris(Randy), Gerald(Winy), Rob(Jacquie), and Elke(Tim). Proud Opa to Dara(Nick), Danielle(Pat), Garrett, Brieanna, and Olivia, and Great-Opa to Tyla, Damien and Liara, and Step-Opa to Nick. Brother to his dear sister Lore, and cherished uncle to Monika, Carmen and John, Henning(of Germany), Markus(of Germany) and the late Philipp. Brother-in-law to Elke(the late Hans). Gerry will be dearly missed by all of his many extended family and friends. Arrangements entrusted to Courtice Funeral Chapel(1587 Durham Hwy 2, Courtice, ON L1E 2R7). In keeping with Gerry’s wishes cremation has taken place and no formal funeral service will be held. A Celebration of Life for Gerry will be held on Sunday January 27, 2019 from 1p.m. – 4p.m. at Club Loreley (389 Dean Avenue, Oshawa). If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society are greatly appreciated. If you wish to send flowers, they have to be delivered after 10:30a.m. Online condolences may be directed to


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Steve Moorhead

July 2, 2020

May you rest peacefully, Mr. Wannack. It was a pleasure to have known you, from the old Oshawa Turul days, when I played for them with Rob. My sincerest condolences to Rob and the entire Wannack family.

Caryn and Rick Craggs

January 27, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wannack family at this difficult time.

Love, Caryn and Rick

Peter Nowak

January 26, 2019

Sincere condolences to Gerry's family at this difficult time. Enjoyed spending time with Gerry at the hunting cabin during deer season and the fishing weekends at his cottage. Gerry always had a smile to share and was always a welcome friend to spend time with. I know I'm not alone in saying my life has been better because of the friendship we shared. Rest in peace Gerry.

Frank Mielewczyk

January 25, 2019

I attended some of Gerry's wonderful social events he organized during his days while working for the City of Oshawa.
Sincerest sympathy and condolences to Gerry's family.

peter bell

January 23, 2019

Well farewell my friend, "to the best weed fisherman on lake Scugog" we've had great time in the past and you will be missed by all your family and friends.

To a great stand up guy................will miss you Gerry


Kathy Brown

January 23, 2019

Dominic and I are very sorry to hear of Gerry's passing. We have such fond memories of him at the boys soccer games and tournaments. He was a very kind and strong man. We know how much all of you loved him and know how much you will miss him. May your memories keep him close to you. We are so sorry for your loss.
Kathy, Dominic, Matthew and John

Kathy Osmok

January 23, 2019

We were so saddened to hear of Gerry’s passing. Sending heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies from our family to yours.

Norma Hubbell, Kathy & Ron Osmok and Family

Sharon Robinson

January 23, 2019

My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family during this difficult time of loss.
Sharon Robinson

Margaret Kefalas

January 23, 2019

I have many wonderful memories of Gerry. Spent numerous times at their cottage. Eating moose steaks, or fresh filets of fish the kids caught.
Gerry love to laugh. He loved music, and loved to dance.
He was a hard worker. Loved his family. And especially his grandkids.
After Trudy died, Gerry took Trudys recipe books and learned how to bake
So he loved to cook and you could never leave ther home without eating some of the wondeful home cooked food, and fresh baking.
Paul and I will miss him
Farewell my friend.
Love Paul and Marg

Susan Bird

January 22, 2019

My condolences to the family. Gerry was a kind soul and had so many stories and jokes to share. Isn't it terrific that he chronicled every event and get together with his home movies. I know they will comfort you and provide great memories. What a gift he left you!

Love Susan