It is with deepest sadness the family of Gerald (Gerry) Edward Kupser announce his passing on November 14, 2018 at the age of 74.
Gerry was predeceased by his mother and father, Katherine and Fred Kupser. He is survived by his loving wife Janice; his son Kerry, daughter-in-law Dawn, grandchildren Maddison, Hunter, and Ethan; daughter Sheri, grandchildren Paige and Hayden; extended family Patti, John, Justin, and Jessica. He is also survived by his brother Arnold, sister-in-law Flora, sister Dolores, brother-in-law Garry, brother-in-law Wayne (Julia), sister-in-law Carelyn (Ben deceased), sister-in-law Joanne (Bruce); as well as numerous nieces and nephews and very close dear friends.
Gerry was born in Wilkie, SK. He started his careers at the age of 17, working for the CPR, CKSA Television station in Lloydminster SK/AB. He moved to Port Alberni in 1966 and began working at APD, then in 1978, he joined the team at Port Authority until his retirement in 2002. Gerry and Jan spent many winters together in Palm Springs. Gerry loved his family dearly and he had dear times with the grandchildren in the family pool. He also loved the casinos.
Gerry’s family would like to express gratitude to Dr. Alan Fraser, the doctors and nurses in WCGH and Nanaimo Hospital Cancer Clinic. Words cannot express our heartfelt gratitude to the Port Alberni Community Health Services nurses Margaret and Colleen; as well as Chris, the Nurses, Aids, volunteers, and staff of Ty Watson House. We could not have got through this difficult time without them.
A Memorial Service for Gerry will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Alberni Valley United Church Hall, 3747 Church Street, Port Alberni, BC.
Flowers greatly declined. Donations, if one so wishes, can be made to Ty Watson House in Port Alberni. Cremation has taken place. Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.chapelofmemories.ca.