July 17, 1943 – July 12, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
Jerome (Jerry) Emil of Lake Country, BC passed away peacefully on July 12, 2022 at the age of 78 just 5 days short of his 79th Birthday after a long courageous battle with Cancer.
Loving Father, Grandfather, brother and friend he was taken far too early from his three children: Shelley (Stephen) Cathrea, Sherry (Mike) Mitchell and Brett (Tracey) Coupal. His six grandchildren: Jeff (Kirsten), Melissa (Danilo), Brandon, Tyson, Emily and Joey. Five sisters: Annette, Liana, Yvette, Dorothy and Marilyn and two bothers Edwin and Marcel.
His oldest friend Marc Steinbach with whom he shared his birthday and many adventures over the past years.
Jerry will also be missed by Scotty and Carrie Johannessen of Port Alberni who took such good care of him and his pride and joy “The A.J. Express”. As well as many “Fishing Buddies” at his second home of China Creek Marina.
Also numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, friends and longtime neighbors on both Beetlestone Drive and Camp Road.
Jerry was predeceased by his parents Leo and Laurette Coupal.
Jerry had a great love for the outdoors, Classic country music, fishing, snowmobiling, Antique tractors, wood working and anything mechanical. Dad was a “Jack of all Trades” and a “Master of Most”. Dad made an impact on everyone he met and loved to talk to anyone.
Always a part of our hearts you may be gone but you’ll never be forgotten.
A Celebration of Jerry’s life will be held on August 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm outside at Dad’s “ranch” 2551 Camp Road, Lake Country BC. Please bring a lawn chair and share some stories, memories, laughs, food and drink with us as we remember Dad.
In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to Kelowna Hospice House in memory of Jerry.
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