John Gerald (Gerry) McEachern
April 22, 1957- July 4, 2020
Survived by his wife Lindy, daughter Brennley (Nick) Vodden, son Brad (Marla) McEachern,
grandchildren Brooke and Vaughn Vodden and baby McEachern expected imminently, siblings: Lynda
(Wes) Wiebe, Bill (Heather) McEachern, Faye (John) Peckover, Scott (Janice) McEachern, Barb
McEachern brother in law Gary Richardson, brothers and sisters in law Rod (Sheryle) Deprez, Doug
(Vicky) Deprez, Don (Laurie) Deprez, Laurie (Arlene) Deprez, Dave (Debbie) Deprez, Leanne (Doug)
Sinclair and numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his mother and father May and Jack McEachern, and sister Sandi Richardson.
Gerry was born and raised on a family farm in Carman, MB, where his appreciation for construction
started by making wishing wells and birdhouses. During his teenage/early adult years he was a volunteer
firefighter and you could find him playing sports, waterskiing in Stephenfield or at the curling rink. His
first job was at a Circle 3 Feed Lot in Carman, MB. He graduated high school in 1975 and his mom
influenced his decision to start his career at the CIBC in Carman that year.
Gerry worked for CIBC in various roles throughout southern Manitoba. He met Lindy in Lac du Bonnet at
a summer curling bonspiel in 1983 and they were married on July 13, 1985 and went on to have two
children, Brennley and Bradley. Their family settled in Altona where they lived for 28 years. Family time
included many camping trips and sports events as the kids grew older. He enjoyed working with his
hands and spent countless amounts of hours on home construction projects in his spare time. He was
interested and always willing to help out with projects and offer his advice on how it should be done.
Gerry was a proud husband, father, Papa and an avid golfer. He never had a shortage of treats for the
grandkids and loved taking them for quad and golf cart rides. After a well-respected 42 year career at
CIBC, he retired to Pleasant Valley in 2017. There he spent his time golfing with the super seniors,
cruising on the pontoon, ice fishing, refreshing drinks and dinners with friends and family.
Sooner than expected but peacefully with family by his side, Gerry passed away after an extremely brave
and well fought battle with salivary duct cancer. He was at peace and so proud of his family and the life
that he lived.
There will be a small family graveside service that will be held at a later date.
Special thanks to Dr. Roche, Dr. Bemment and staff at the Tri Lake Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Pelican Lake Healthy Lake Committee.
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