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Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home

7386 Horne Street, Mission, BC

OBITUARY

Gerald Edward Koshurba

December 29, 1938January 24, 2020

On Friday January 24 2020 Gerald Koshurba, age 81, went to be in the presence of his Saviour. He passed very peacefully surrounded by his loving family.

Gerald was born December 29, 1938 to proud parents Kostin and Penny (Harras) Koshurba. Being the baby of the family, Gerald was doted on by siblings Justina, Helen, Ollie, and Andrew. He grew up in the farming town of Usherville, Saskatchewan. Attending a one room school house, Gerald completed grade 8, then began his life of hard work and taking care of those he loved. At a young age he began working as a carpenter and eventually he worked on the railroads, repairing tracks and attending to the lines.

In Gerald's free time, he loved sports, spending time with family and friends and also enjoyed community dances. At one of those dances he met Deloris Shewchuk from the small town of Hampton, Saskatchewan. After a two year courtship Gerald and Deloris married in July of 1964. Soon after, they moved to Maple Ridge, BC where he found at job at ESCO Ltd and worked there until his retirement. While living in Maple Ridge Gerald and Deloris welcomed their two daughters, Sherry and Leann, into their family.

In 1973, they purchased a house in Mission, BC which would become Geralds castle. The next 46 years were spent in that same house where Gerald spent his extra time landscaping, building, welding, working on cars, exercising and fishing.

Gerald's greatest joy came from his relationship with Jesus and the time he spent with his family. Gerald's girls gave him 6 grandchildren, whom he adored and from where he also earned the nickname Bumpy.

Gerald will be remembered for his strong faith in God, his kindness, generosity, compassion, wisdom and encouraging nature. He will be loved and missed by his sister, Ollie Griffith, daughters, Sherry Ruscheinsky (Peter) and Leann McLachlan (David). His grandchildren Jason, Carissa, Carly Ruscheinsky and Karleen, Kaitlyn, Tyler McLachlan.

A Celebration of Life for both Gerald and Deloris will be held on February 22 at 11:30 at: River Valley Church, 32729 7th Ave. Mission, BC V2V 2B8

Services

22 February

Celebration of Life

11:30 am

River Valley Church

32729 7th Ave
Mission, British Columbia

Memories

Gerald Edward Koshurba

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Lorna Adamuik

January 29, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Uncle Gerald. Please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. We have fond memories of times shared with Uncle Gerald and Auntie Dolores. May your hearts heal and your memories stay strong. Wishing you all peace in the days and weeks to come. Sending love, Ken and Lorna Adamuik

Karen Shearer

January 29, 2020

I had the privilege of looking after Gerald (Bumpy) during his short stay at Bevan Lodge. I looked forward to seeing him and sharing a few laughs. He made my time more enjoyable and he is missed. To his family I wish to extend my condolences on the loss of an awesome man. May your memories keep you wrapped in his love.
Karen

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY