Gerald (Gerry) Thomas Trerise

In Memorial

January 20, 1931 – March 6, 2010

On Saturday, March 6th, 2010 Gerry Trerise of Maple Ridge suddenly but peacefully passed away. He will be forever remembered by his wife Betty of 10 years, and his three children, Jim (Jackie), Jacki (Doug), Lesley (Bob), his grandchildren, extended family and his many friends.
Gerry was a long term resident of Maple Ridge and extremely proud of his community. He owned and operated Maple Ridge Bus Service for many years, served several terms as both alderman and mayor and was active in many committees, organizations and volunteer groups in Maple Ridge. Prior to meeting Betty, Gerry was married to Bridget for 35 years. (Bridget died in 1998). During that time, in addition to raising their family and their strong community involvement, the two of them traveled the world with Gerry’s employer Evergreen Tours. Gerry’s life was full!
He will be forever remembered, forever loved and greatly missed by all.
A celebration of Gerry’s life will be held on Saturday April 3rd, 2010 at
11 AM at St. Andrews Haney United Church – 22165 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to either BCCA or the Maple Ridge Hospital Foundation in Gerry’s name.

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  1. Hi all. I’m so sorry to hear of Gerry’s death, although I know he has not been the man we knew for a while. We didn’t meet that many times but he is an uncle I will always remember and we had many a verbal battle in fun.

    I know that you will all miss him terribly.

    Best wishes and lots of love to you all.

  2. Linda Mawhinney

    Betty and family,

    I was so sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. I have a special place in my heart for Gerry as he served on the school board when I was the school district Transportation Coordinator. He was a very good and honorable man and I will surely miss him.

    May you have many memories of a full and good life to treasure.


    Linda Mawhinney

  3. Jim,Jacki and Leslie, I am so sorry for your loss. Think of you at this time.

  4. Betty and Family

    I am sorry to hear of Gerry’s death. I really enjoyed working with him during our time together on the School Board. Gerry was a true gentlemen and was well respected in our community. I will also miss his sense of humour.

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Judy Dueck

  5. Marilyn Breiddal

    To the Trerise family,

    I am deeply sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. He was a special dedicated man when he served on the Board of Golden Ears Intermediate Care Society. He was my mentor & will always have a special place in my heart.

    My thoughts & prayers are with you.

    Marilyn Breiddal

  6. Betty and family:

    I am so sorry to hear about Gerry’s passing but he is now at peace and watching over us. I knew Gerry for many years and always had the upmost respect and admiration for Gerry. He was a very dedicated and loyal member of the community and the church. I will never forget his humour and his laughter and guidance. He will be missed but never forgotten. God bless you Gerry.

  7. Nancy McCulloch

    As member of Gerry’s graduating class I (nee Chatwin) was sorry to learn of his death. As the “Active Students’ Council president”, it may have laid the ground work for his later years of dedicated community work. I moved to Vancouver Island in 1970 and seldom saw him. However when we did meet it was a joy to recall with him the “good old days”. He will be missed by many. May I extend my deepest sympathy to you all. Sincerely, Nancy.

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