TRERISE, Gerald (Gerry) Thomas
Jan 20, 1931 ~ March 6, 2010
On Saturday, March 6th, 2010 Gerry Trerise of Maple Ridge suddenly but peacefully passed away. He will be forever remembered by his wife Betty of 10 years, and his three children, Jim (Jackie), Jacki (Doug), Lesley (Bob), his grandchildren, extended family and his many friends.
Gerry was a long term resident of Maple Ridge and extremely proud of his community. He owned and operated Maple Ridge Bus Service for many years, served several terms as both alderman and mayor and was active in many committees, organizations and volunteer groups in Maple Ridge. Prior to meeting Betty, Gerry was married to Bridget for 35 years. (Bridget died in 1998). During that time, in addition to raising their family and their strong community involvement, the two of them traveled the world with Gerry’s employer Evergreen Tours. Gerry’s life was full! He will be forever remembered, forever loved and greatly missed by all.
A celebration of Gerry’s life will be held on Saturday April 3rd, 2010 at 11 AM at St. Andrews Haney United Church – 22165 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to either BCCA or the Maple Ridge Hospital Foundation in Gerry’s name. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca