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Gerald Sjostrom

December 8, 1936 - July 7, 2021


December 8, 1936 – July 7, 2021
It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my dear husband of 59 years. Gerry passed away peacefully at Cairnsmore Place in Duncan leaving behind his wife, Dorothy, son Tim (Vanessa), daughter Teresa (Rob), brothers Barry and Butch (Mary), and many nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

He was a logger, fisherman, construction worker, truck driver, fence builder, and in his later years Gerry’s mobile donut shop was a familiar sight at exhibitions, fairs and baseball tournaments up and down the Island. Gerry was a life member of the Cowichan Bay Fire Department, having served as a firefighter for over 10 years. He also volunteered a lot of time to the Cowichan Exhibition and the Cobble Hill Farmers Institute.

Gerry and Dorothy enjoyed “Going South” for 25 years, spending time in Arizona and Mexico, and sailing on a Panama cruise for their last trip abroad. Thank you to the staff and health care workers at Cairnsmore Place for the loving care they gave Gerry during the 1 ½ years he spent there and to Pastor Norm Sowden of the Mill Bay Baptist Church for his support. Gerry loved his family greatly and will be missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice, in Gerry’s honour.

A Celebration of Gerry’s Life will be held at 1:00 PM on July 31, 2021 at the Mill Bay Baptist Church, 2095 Dickson Road, Mill Bay.


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From: Carol and Ed Henderson
Relation: friend for over 20 years

We were saddened to read of Gerry’s passing. Our condolences to Dorothy and family.
We have many happy memories of Gerry – laughing with him in Arizona, Mexico and Australia, he was always ready and willing to help out with the Dragon Divas when they needed help with the boat. In later years . we enjoyed riding the golf cart with him at the Cowichan Exhibition. Rest in peace dear friend.

From: Ron and Pat Gallant
Relation: From Cow Bay waterworks and get together wintering in Arizona, California & Mexico

Dorothy and family : We are so sorry to learn that Gerry has passed away. We were not aware that he was a patient at Cairnsmore and would have visited him there. Our relations first started when I was Secretqry-Treasurer of Cow. Bay Waterworks for many
years and Gerry was a member of the Board. Like the Sjostrom’s we spent winter
going south to California and frequent trips to Arizona and Mexico where we got
together to play golf, etc. Gerry was a real common sense guy and we were so
happy for him and Dorothy when they were able to develop their land in Cowichan
Bay which was a great success. May Gerry be happy in heaven above.

From: Jennifer Conway
Relation: Uncle

Dearest Aunt Dorothy, Mom, Dan and I send our deepest condolences on your loss. We had no idea Uncle Gerry was in a care home or that he had passed until many weeks later on moms birthday when Bev informed us of his passing. We would have like to be there for moral support as you were there for us. We love you! Please know you can phone any time and we would love to come up next year when it is safe to do so(covid is low) We have a card that we would like to send, but can’t find my address book. Please email it to me so I can send our love and respects. <<>> Mom and I were reminiscing the other day about uncle Gerry and she was telling me the fun she had helping you 2 with the donut van. Dave and I loved those donuts. I miss seeing you 2 at the Cowichen fire hall Christmas craft fair as well. Those craft fairs will always hold a special place in my heart because of you and uncle Gerry. Love you!!! Take care and please know we are always here.

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