Death of PPAN Member – (Sgt) Gerry Dietrich

DIETRICH, Gerald James ‘Gerry’ Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Niagara Health System (St. Catharines Site) on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Mary for 58 years, cherished father of Lisa (John) Mansfield, Stuart (Kimberly), loving grandfather of Sarah (Jim) MacLaren and Tierney Dietrich. Great-grandfather of James Thatcher MacLaren, predeceased by his parents Clifford and Cora Dietrich, brother Raymond and brother-in-law Jack Harrison. He will be sadly missed by his brother Murray (Lydia) and sister Shirley Harrison. Gerry will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews. Since 1966 Gerry was a member of Westminster United Church, as a sergeant with the Niagara Regional Police, Gerry served the people of Niagara for 35 years retiring in 1977. Not being one to lay around, he took a position in the security dept. at Casino Niagara. Gerry will be remembered as an avid golf and hockey fan barely missing Saturday’s Hockey Night in Canada, an outdoors person, he enjoyed playing golf and biking. The family would like to extend their deep gratitude and thanks to Doctors’ Tatzel, Jensen, Zulys, Velesquez, Vandermeer and the nursing staff of 3B Oncology Unit and the Walker Family Cancer Centre. As per Gerry’s wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be a Celebration of Gerry’s life at Westminster United Church, 180 Queenston St., St. Catharines on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Elliston Bridger officiating. If desired in lieu of flowers, donations to Westminster United Church or charity of you choice would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL , 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold.

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