Gerald “Jerry” Wright

Wright-Gerald (Jerry) Frank Wright of Corunna, passed away in his home in Corunna on June 18th of natural causes at the age of 79. Jerry is survived by his wife of 60 years Sharon; his 2 sons, Scott and David who now live in Vancouver B.C. and by his sister, Sandy from London. Jerry was not only a great husband to his wife, father to his two sons and grandparent to Tyler and Amber but was also there for anyone in the community who needed a hand. He dedicated his life to being a great husband, father, role model, coach in hockey and baseball and volunteering where ever he could and was always trying to improve the Mooretown minor hockey association. Not only did Jerry coach but also was instrumental in starting the Mooretown minor hockey school in the 70s and was also the president of Mooretown minor hockey, the Juvenile Silver Stick in Mooretown where he made sure the teams all had stick boys from the minor hockey program. Jerry also sat on the board for the Mooretown Flags Junior C team, helped build the Flags new dressing room and ran the clock and kept stats for the hockey team once his kids had stopped playing. Jerry and Sharon also moved to Vancouver for a while to be closer to their grandkids. While there he ended up working for the Vancouver Giants of the WHL and was a volunteer for the 2010 Olympics working the hockey games. Jerry was widely known for his positive, fun and outgoing personality that always made everyone feel welcome and the most important person in the room whether he knew you or not. A perennial jokester, Jerry would always make sure everyone was having a good time. In the last years of his life his main focus was caring for his wife Sharon who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. He made sure that she could have the best possible life even though it was possibly the toughest thing he has ever had to face. Jerry will be missed by everyone who he had made contact with as he is known as one of nicest, generous, compassionate people you would have ever met. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia or to the Alzheimer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home, 5888 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

There will be no formal visitation at this time.


St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia Alzheimer Society

Funeral Date

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

6 thoughts on “Gerald “Jerry” Wright”

  1. Brad Howes and Family

    Scott, Dave and Mrs Wright -Very sorry to hear of your dads passing. Lots of memories from the old neighbourhood. You are all in our thoughts.

  2. Scott, Dave and families:

    While you two “birds” have flown west, the Wrights are part of our original Corunna. It’s hard to imagine a world without Mr. Wright.

    One of the stories I love – and will not confirm any identities – occurred one evening about 35 years ago. “Someone” was throwing stones at – what was thought to be Dave’s window – and turns out, it was your parents’ bedroom window.

    Ever patient, Mr. Wright opened the window to the horror of the perpetrators, and gently directed “Girls go home.” The brilliant perpetrators – began hauling ass – with Perp #1, yelling “[INSERT NAME 1], wait for me!!!” to which Perp 2 yelled “[INSERT NAME 2] don’t say my name!” I don’t think it was any great mystery to your Dad who it was in any event.

    Your parents are old school Corunna and both contributed so much to our little community. Mr. W was so proud of you both and all your accomplishments. He was a wonderful man and I never walk into the complex without thinking of him.

    May your many memories comfort you now and into the future. He lived sn amazing life – as always, it’s never long enough for those that love him.

    Love to you both,

  3. Larry & Milly Howes

    Sharon, Scott & Dave (& families): Sorry for your loss. You folks were amazing neighbours and friends. Jerry was a valued member of the sporting community in Corunna and will be missed often. The best to all of you and Jerry will be a valued member of the sporting community in HEAVEN.

  4. I lost my best friend. I met Jerry in 1964 and we stayed as best friends ever since. Our 2 families became one and remain that today. Rest in peace Jerry.

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