Gerald Raymond Charles Forsell

March 19, 1940February 20, 2013
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FORSELL, Gerald (Gerry) – Suddenly on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Sault Area Hospital. Beloved husband and best friend of Bonnie. Much loved father of Steve (Jane), Susan Arbouw (Dale) and Sandra Forsell (Marc Beaudette). Adored grandpa of Addie, Britney and Nick. Predeceased by his father Maunu and mother Taimi. Brother-in-law of Larry Cairns (Judy) and Joan Desjardins (Denis). Remembered by his nieces and nephews. Former elementary school teacher and principal, Gerry will be missed by his family, as well as many friends and those whose lives he touched over the years. Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 1-3 pm. In keeping with Gerry’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at


  • Visitation Sunday, February 24, 2013

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February 26, 2013


February 24, 2013

To Bonnie and Family: I am very sorry to hear about Gerry. Although I haven't seen him for a few years, I have thought about him often. It was great to work with him on the Lake Superior Binational Forum. He was an honest, caring person with a wonderful sense of humour. I know you will all miss him greatly.
Barb Nicol (Thunder Bay, ON)

Sharon Sproule

February 24, 2013

Dear Bonnie and the family,
In the first terrible dark time of the loss of a dearly loved one there doesn't seem to be any hope of lightness. Truly - there will come a day, perhaps slowly, when the huge heavy emptiness you are feeling now will be gently filled with the love and the light of a life well lived, of a life to be celebrated. When most of the tears are almost quelled, he still will always be there in your heart. With love and empathy, Sharon Sproule

John Jackson

February 24, 2013

Bonnie and Family: I'm so sorry to hear of Gerry's passing. It was such a pleasure to serve with him for 12 years on the Lake Superior Binational Forum, working to protect the Lake that he so loved. In his quiet, warm, impish, and assertive manner, he always captured an intently listening audience when he was speaking for Lake Superior.

Kaila Wyslocky

February 24, 2013

Dear Bonnie and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Gerry's passing. It is a tremendous loss and my heart goes out to all of you at this time. My thoughts are with you all. Love, Kaila

Steve Ancic

February 24, 2013

Dear Bonnie and Family,
My deepest sympathies on your lost. Gerry was a joy to work with in theatre. Please know you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
- Steve Ancic

February 24, 2013

Bonnie and family,Bill Holmes called us today in Florida to let us know about Gerry. He was a great friend for many years and will be missed. We return home early April and will be over to see you. Meanwhile, please know you are in our thoughts.With love...Carol & Ron

February 24, 2013

Dear Bonnie and family, Jim and I are so sad to hear of Gerry's passing. We heard the news from John McCurdie who is in Houston. Although we only had the good fortune of getting together a few times in our later years, we remember those times in Montreal together with great affection. The fact that Jim grew up with Gerry and had a great friendship through high school with him, leaves him very nostalgic at losing a childhood friend. Listening to Jim and McCurdie on the phone a few minutes ago, reminisce over the years they spent with Gerry was both touching and funny. May you all get through this difficult time with the least pain possible -The photos are testament to the happy and wonderful life he had with you and the children and grandchildren.
Thank you for sharing those wonderful photos, Our love to you all
Louise and Jim Niemi
Granby, Quebec.

Barb & John LeBreton

February 23, 2013

Dear Bonnie & family,
We were very sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Our sincerest condolences.

February 23, 2013

Dear Bonnie and Family,

We were very sorry to hear of Gerry's passing, we will remember him fondly.
Sincerely, Janie and Jimmy Edwards