CLEMENT, Gerard 'Gerry' - (October 19, 1931 - January 7, 2021)
It is with great sadness that the family of Gerard (Gerry) Clement announces his passing at the age of 89, on Thursday, January 7th, 2021 at Scarborough Grace Hospital.
Gerry will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Rejeanne and his children, Jennifer (Ritch) and Daniel (Paige).
He will be cherished by his grandchildren, Gabrielle, Mackenzie, Sophia, Jacob and Matthew.
He is survived by one sister, Els (Martin) who resides in Holland.
Born in Hoensbroek, Netherlands on October 19, 1931, third child of 6 siblings, Gerry immigrated to Canada in 1955 as did his brother Jan Clement.
To know Gerry, was to appreciate his quiet sense of humour, his calm and caring manner and to always know he was there to help. He was a builder; independent and creative who built the household furniture, light fixtures, cabinets, wood crafts games like his famous wood tic tac toe and cribbage boards and many others. Everything was built strong and to last.
He was always there for family and friends who needed help with a repair and tools, but most importantly he gave his help with love and joy. He never believed in rushing, it was the process of building that mattered most.
If there was a small flaw in his wood work, he enjoyed leaving it there for people to find and talk about in the future. He taught us the value of living simply and always being there for each other.
A funeral service for immediate family only, will be held at St. Barnabas Catholic Church on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 at 10:30am.
LIVESTREAM Please join the family on Tuesday January 12th at 10:30 a.m. as the Funeral Mass will be livestreamed from St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church. Please click on the following link: https://youtu.be/WpIPE4IOnjY
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gerry Clement can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto.