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Gereghty, Gerald 'Jerry' J.

Age: 88
Passed on: Monday, January 6, 2020
Service Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Visitation: Friends may gather after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday

In loving memory of Gerald “Jerry” Joseph Gereghty 88 years. Passed away peacefully in the afternoon of Monday, January 6th, 2020 at Extendicare York. Jerry leaves his wife of over 60 years Huguette (nee Tremblay); four children, Robert (Kelli Skwark), Joanne, Michelle (Kent Reinecke) and Denise (Steven Oakes); and five grandchildren, Cole, Madison, Bailey, Brookyn and Darby. Jerry had a lifelong interest and passion for geophysics that included a 31 year career with INCO’s exploration department, as well as numerous independent exploration projects. He was recognized for his 50 years in mining and exploration by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum in 2015 and was a lifetime member of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada. Jerry enjoyed travelling to and living and working in undeveloped and unexplored regions of Canada’s north. In true “prospector” fashion, he never gave up the dream of finding the big one! Over the past year Jerry was a resident at Health Sciences North and Extendicare York. The family thanks all those who provided care and consideration for Jerry during his stay at both facilities. Funeral service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home (233 Larch Street, Sudbury) on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Friends may gather after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Health Sciences North Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.