1957 ~ PETRICK ~ 2013

Posted: February 7th, 2013


With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Gerald “Jerry” William Petrick on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 at the tender age of 55. He leaves to cherish his memory the love of his life, his wife, Donna; and his pride and joys, Curtis Petrick (Lisa Bamhare) and Dawn (Adam) Cosgrove. He also leaves behind his brothers, Rick (Sharon) Petrick and Lloyd (Sandra) Petrick; his sister, Penny Gardner (Grahame Kimberley); his in-laws, George (Barbara) Erick; his sister-in-law, Brenda (Collin) Richmond; his brother-in-law, Eugene Erick; his brother from another mother, Rob (Jeanette) Macaulay; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Jerry was predeceased by his parents, Shorty and Isobel Petrick; as well as his brother-in-law, Dwayne Erick.
Jerry was born on May 25th, 1957 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. He met and married his soulmate, Donna Erick on October 7th, 1978 and, together, they began building their happily ever after. Jerry began working for The City of Medicine Hat in 1978 and was looking forward to retirement after 35 years of service. He was a dedicated and hardworking man that lived for the simple life.
Jerry reveled in being the best dad he could. Whether it was helping his kids out in their homes, taking time to visit daily, attend sporting events and build VW’s with his son or dream of gardens, life, and all of its possibilities with his daughter. Jerry lived for his wife and their marriage and would make sure she knew every day how much he loved her. He poked, prodded and teased her but never left her without a kiss. Theirs was truly a love story fit for fairy tales.
Jerry had a special place in his heart for the family cabin in Elkwater. It was his second home growing up that was filled with many fond memories and he was thrilled to provide those same experiences for his own family. His passions in life were visiting with his nieces and nephews, golfing with his siblings and best friend, bbqing with a beer in hand, gardening with his wife and spending time with his family. He touched so many lives with his love, his laughter and his larger than life personality. He had the biggest heart in the world and he will forever be missed. Jerry’s family would like to say a special thanks to the staff of the Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat. Their kindness, support and care will forever be appreciated. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Carmel Hospice, St. Joseph’s Home, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1 in memory of Jerry Petrick. The Memorial Service will be held in the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, 702 – 2nd Street SE, on Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Shane P. Andrus officiating. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Jerry Petrick. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Thursday around 12:35 p.m. on 93.7 Praise fm. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Terry Plouffe says:

    Donna Our heartfelt condolences to you and all of your family.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Jerry was a great person, we had lots of fun times in our younger years,(Voyageur Resturant).When times get tough remember the good times they will pull you through. He will live in your hearts forever. Rollie and Terry Plouffe

  2. Cathy Smith says:

    Hi Donna, Curtis and Dawn,
    I am so shocked to read of the death of your dear husband and dad. He was a marvelous person. I never saw him without that beautiful smile and those dimples. His eyes twinkled. Curtis when you were in ECS your dad was such a support to you. Of course, he loved his little girl, Dawn and always spoke so proudly of both of you. Donna I know you will miss him greatly. My prayers are with you. Just feel the arms of Jesus holding you when you are saddest. God Bless you all. Love Cathy Smith

  3. Terry Plouffe says:

    Donna: Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.We are so sorry to hear of your loss.We had many a good time with you and Jerry,We remember so well going to your wedding.When times seem at there darkest remember the good times they will get you though Jerry will live in your hearts forever. Thoughts and Prayers are with you. Rollie & Terry PLouffe

  4. Diane Risling says:

    Donna Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Jerry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Crystal Butgereit says:

    Donna, Curtis, Dawn and the rest of the Petrick Clan; I was so shocked and saddened to read about Jerry. There are not enough words to express what a wonderful guy Jerry was. May your memories help you through this difficult time. Thinking of you all. Crystal

  6. Mike Gaumont says:

    To the Petrick Family.
    I am so saddened to read of the loss of Jerry. Jerry and I were very close friends back in the day. I have very fond memories of him and his parents. We lost touch through the years and I regret not knowing his wife and kids. I hope for the best for them. God Bless