Sunday, May 27, 2012


For JP, who played this for me incessantly in his basement back in the day. He loved his sports, but he loved his music too. This is for you. Playing it loud just how you liked it. You were good to me. Will never forget it. I am the keeper of the memories now. Be free, Jerry.

GERARD PRESCOTT GERARD PRESCOTT In Loving Memory of Jerry, 48 years suddenly Thursday, May 3, 2012. With deep sorrow we must say goodbye to a man with the gentlest of soul and a man who had much to live for, most especially his two daughters, Hannah and Paige. From the moment he held his first child in his arms, we saw Jerry transform into a loving, deeply devoted and actively involved father. Friends and family knew that his free time was with his children, either at home or with Hannah and Paige at their many after school activities. As a young man, Jerry was a sports enthusiast, so it was natural that he wished the same for Hannah and Paige. He enjoyed baseball, golfing, swimming, skateboarding and cycling. We remember that he was on a fishing trip with two friends when their canoe capsized. It could have been tragic since all three were newlyweds and the other two men did not swim. Jerry was a strong swimmer so fortunately all three men returned safely to the shore. Newly graduated with his power engineering papers he was immediately hired by the City of Winnipeg; he was honoured for 25 years of service last year. Jerry was still employed by the City of Winnipeg. Jerry was the youngest child of Corinne and Rosaire Prescott (deceased) and will be dearly missed by his brothers and sisters, Marie-Helene (Alan), Marie (Don), Rene (Pauline), Ernie (Susan), Robert (Rita), Lucy (Peter), Anita (Frank), his many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, aunts and uncles and cousins, who will hold Jerry's memory in their hearts forever. In 2011 Jerry was predeceased by Erin, mother of Hannah and Paige. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated. A private family service took place on May 18. Messages of condolences can be sent online to As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 19, 2012

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