Jerry Kinsman

Kinsman, Jerry Douglas August 25, 1946- February 16, 2024

Kinsman- My wings have flown to thee, it brings great sadness to announce that Jerry Douglas Kinsman passed away on Friday February 16, 2024 at the age of 77 years. He is survived by Corinne Kinsman, his loving wife of 43 years. Dear father of Donna Kinsman (Donell), Cindy (Kelvin), Kevin (Debbie), Teresa and Marcia (Joe). Jerry was a treasured papa to his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Canada and the USA. He was a loving brother of Joan (Blair), Robbie (Heather), Paul (Melissa), Kathy, Carol (Rick) and Krystine (Paul) and brother-in-law of Gloria (Ken) Lapier, Pat Mills and Stan Freer. Numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews from the Kinsman and Mills family also survive. Jerry was predeceased by; his parents, Doug and Florence Kinsman; his daughter, Debbie Leonard; his sister, Roseanne Gomes; his in-laws, Edyth and Ross Wilson, Shirley Freer, Gary Mills and Murray Mills and by his good friends, Roland and Isabel Barrigar. Jer bear was a unique man of his own doing. He worked hard and led a great career as a Process Operator for Suncor. The day he got his golf cart and his riding lawn mower were always the highlight of the day, month or year. We would remember as he would ask if we wanted a beer and he would proceed to take us out to the garage and go over the lawn mower and the cart again! Lol. Jerry was a very knowledgeable man of math and was quite the historian. You could ask him any question and most times he was never wrong.  Walking, playing golf and hockey were some of Jerry’s favourite past times over the years. He enjoyed dressing up for Halloween, playing cards with friends or just sitting at home with mom enjoying Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. We shall forever remember how much he and mom always showed the true meaning of love. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Friday February 23, 2024 from 3-5 p.m. In keeping with Jerry’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of one’s choice. Messages and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845


“Jer, husband, brother, dad, papa, uncle- we will miss you dearly”

Visitation Information

Friday February 23, 2024 from 3-5 p.m.


Heart and Stroke Foundation Charity of One's Choice

Funeral Date

A graveside service will be held at a later date.

22 thoughts on “Jerry Kinsman”

  1. Jerry has been a good friend for many years. We played hockey and golf together. A great guy to have as a friend. Jerry will be missed by so many. My condolences to his entire family.

  2. Kara Durocher and family

    To my Dear Aunt Corinne and family!
    I’m sending all my love and prayers to all of you!❤️

    Uncle Jerry, fly high and rest in peace!

  3. Sending our Aunt Corinne and family our love and condolences for the loss of Uncle Jerry. Debbie Calvin Delores and families ❤️❤️

  4. Rebekah (Becky) Johnson (nee Kinsman)

    My heartfelt sympathy for you in the loss of Jerry. Sorry for your loss. Must be so hard to lose your beloved twin, Joanie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.

  5. Mary and Steve Walker

    Corinne and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Jerry. We sure have great memories from bowling and hockey.
    Rest in peace Jerry, Mary and Steve

  6. Corinne, so sorry to learn of Gerry’s passing. The past few years have been rough for both of you. Sincere condolences to you & your family.

  7. Corinne our sincere condolences to you and family on your loss.
    Very good memories of Jerry back in hockey days.
    Our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time .
    Hugh and Pauline Devin (Albulfeira Portugal)

  8. Dear Jer, sorry to hear you’ve gone; rest well my friend. We did have some fun, though! You’re about the best Hallowe’en witch I’ve ever known!
    Corinne, My heart breaks for you and I hope the many wonderful memories will sustain you through this hard time. All our love to you, and the whole family.
    Jenny and Bob

  9. Corinne & family.
    Our sincere condolences on Jerry’s passing. I know Jerry had struggled with some health issues the last few years, but fought the battle courageously with you by his side. Trusting all your good memories will help you through your time of bereavement. Rest in peace Jerry.
    Norma & Bill Griffin

  10. Corinne sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  11. Mike and I enjoyed getting to know Jerry as tablemates at Vision. It was a real joy to listen to his stories about Sarnia and the area. I depended on him to help me pick my players on the Tim Horton’s NHL hockey challenge daily! And the smile on his face when one of the players scored!! We were truly blessed in the four months we shared meals with Jerry. He is missed and will not be forgotten.

  12. Corrine & Family I am so sorry to just see Jerry’s passing at 7pm tonight. Our whole family missed his celebration! 😩 I was lucky enough to call Jerry a neighbor, a golfing buddy & a fellow yard worker. I have many memories of Jerry on the John Deere tractor w/his beer! We worked in the yard along with my father many times and changed slopes of hills, drainage & of course lots of tree trimmings. Jerry was always willing to help no matter the job. He will truly missed by all of us! Jerry was a hockey fan and I can still see him with his Red Wings apparel, loud & proud!
    Bob Jr, Marlene, Michele Gladwish
    Terrie & George Stoukas

    1. I thank you so so much. Your words warmed my heart and the family. He will be missed and the memories will live on. ♥️♥️ Corinne

  13. Dear Corinne and Family,
    Thinking of you as you say goodbye to Jerry. I still remember our bowling together along with the Sparling family all those years ago. God bless you in your sorrow. May Jerry rest in peace.
    Loretto Robinson

  14. Rip Jerry!!! From all those long days in the instrument shop, long night shifts on the board to days off playing golf, tennis, brewing beer 🍺, I’ll have one now thinking of you and Corinne!!!

  15. Marci Pridham and John

    Corrine and sorry to hear about Jerry..he was an easy going guy..he will be missed. All the best to you Corrine.

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