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 www.knightfunerealhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845
Gerald “Jerry” Wright
There will be no formal visitation at this time.
St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia Alzheimer Society
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.