Posted: January 11th, 2018

1951 ~ 2018
Gerry Petryk was born on June 30, 1951, in Swan River, MB., and passed away at the St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Nellie Petryk as well as his brother, Raymond Petryk. Gerry leaves behind his best friend and partner of 24 years, Linda Glasier and her sons, Charles (Willow) Glasier and Chris (Tristan) Glasier. Also grieving his loss are several close friends, an aunt and numerous cousins. Gerry was raised in Flin Flon, MB., and moved to Medicine Hat at age 19 to play for the Medicine Hat Tigers after being traded by the Flin Flon Bombers. Gerry claimed he was the first person to skate in our arena, which was referred to as “the loudest barn.” He remained a loyal Tigers fan. Gerry spent his working career with the CP Rail as a conductor where he developed many lifelong friendships. After retiring in 2006, he continued to be an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his friends. Those who knew him will remember his quick wit, never-ending jokes and his occasional magic shows. Linda and family wish to express special thanks to Dr. Jeraj, Dr. Woodley, the paramedics and the staff at St. Joseph’s for their compassion and excellent care. A come and go celebration of Gerry’s life was previously scheduled to be held at Gerry and Linda’s residence. Family have since decided to move the celebration which will now be held at the Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club, 947 Pigeon Street N.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, January 13, 2018, between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

3 Condolences for “GERRY PETRYK”

  1. Bill Sailer says:

    Condolences on Gerry’s passing. Best hockey player in the world

    when his helmet came off !

    Sailer Bill

    Fernie, B.C.

  2. Ron Reimer says:

    deepest and most sincere condolences in the passing of Gerry. Had many great hockey discussions with Gerry over the years. He always had an opinion. Great to have golfed with him. Great to have known him. Great attitude, Great friend. He will be missed at the rink and on the links. All the best to Linda and family.

    Ron Reimer

  3. Garth Crawford says:

    Linda and family prayers are with you- Gerry was my 1st hero hockey player when Tigers 1st came to the Hat- We became friends thru hockey and I’ve always thought of him esp now living close to his hometown- Real personable great guy – Will be missed.

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