It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Jerry McQuary, with his wife by his side, on December 2, 2014 at the age of 70. Jerry is survived by his loving wife Judy, children Richard (Jen) McQuary, Rhonda (Sean) Black, Colleen Provan, Leah (Tom) Carmichael, Matt Cleaveley, Stacey (Tom) Cleaveley, mother Iona McQuary, brother Jim (Karen) McQuary, sisters Gloria (Alec) Denysiuk, Judith (Andrew) Elliott, sisters-in-law Maryanne Bai, Debbie (Gordon) O’Genski and Judy B., grandchildren Bree-Ann, Trevor, Kevin, Shayna and Rachel. Jerry is also survived by his nieces and nephews Dale (Joanne) McQuary, Christine (Steve) Bryant, Darby (Taya) Higgins, Valerie (Marvin) Scott, Tiffany (Dawn) Ledbetter, Reuben (Heidi) Bai, Gentry (Jacquelyn) Konkin, Samantha (Trevor) Fennell and Tracee (Bryan) Zelke and families, and by his devoted little dogs Sugar and Rascal. Jerry was predeceased by his sister Denise Higgins, father Delbert, father-in-law Sam Konkin and mother-in-law Nellie Konkin.
Jerry was a man who loved life. No matter what was thrown his way, his positive attitude and wicked sense of humor would get him through it. He loved to tinker in his garage and could fix anything that needed a repair. If someone needed help, he was there, with a smile on his face and jokes to be told. Jerry’s passion was fishing. He spent many hours with his wife Judy on their boat at Kootenay Lake, and with his fishing buddy Leo Leavitt on the Columbia River.
We would like to thank the paramedics and police that responded to Jerry at Goose Creek Road the night he passed. Also a big thank you to Dr. Blair Stanley and his staff for the years of wonderful care you gave Jerry, and to all of the KBRH staff that touched his life. And a special thank you to Rich and Verna-Gean Higgins for being there during a very difficult time.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 2pm at the Montrose Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerry’s memory may be made to the KBRH Health Foundation – Critical Care, 1200 Hospital Bench Road, Trail BC V1R 4M1 or www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca.