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Gerry Thick

June 17, 1944 – April 15, 2022

Gerry Thick, born June 17, 1944; loving husband, father, papa, brother, best friend and hunny bunny passed away peacefully on April 15, 2022 with his wife, Lori and daughter Megan by his side. 

He was Lori’s secret admirer when they got together in April 1991 and they married on June 26, 1999. He was a friend to many, father to 3: Megan, Dawna (Gary) & Deanna. He was a loving grandfather to 5 remaining grandchildren: Nixon, Jackson, Aisha, Jordan & Taneisha; brother to Donna of Alberta & Joan (Frank) of Saskatchewan; great-grandpa to Sophia & Mason. He was predeceased by his parents and granddaughter Carmen. 

Gerry was a remarkable man with a heart of gold. With 29 years on the Arctic Winter Games International Committee, he was passionate about working hard for the youth of the North and was always an advocate for all things sports. He was inducted into the Yukon Sports Hall of Fame as a Builder for his work within the community in 1996. Ger was a loyal and dedicated Pepsi man for over 45 years and still loved going into the office. He enjoyed his weenie-welding fishing trips, fixing computers, sports and spending time with his friends, family and dog Levi. He could always be found with Levi right next to him in the truck, waving to everyone. 

He was someone we all looked up to and he will be lovingly missed. 

At his request there will be no service but if you happen to find yourself up at the ballpark on Dustball Friday, raise a glass because he will be there in spirit. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a charitable donation to Kids Recreation Fund through Sport Yukon. 

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Duane & Wendy Morgan on Apr 25, 2022 at 2:09 pm

With fondest memories of Gerry, from many days gone by, we pass on our sincere condolences to Gerry's family and friends. Rest in Peace my friend, you truly are a legend.

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Tanya S on Apr 22, 2022 at 5:11 pm

My deepest condolences to Gerry’s family and friends.
We attended Gerry and Lori’s wedding in 1999, and like the rest of Whitehorse that were there, we talk about it so fondly as one of the most epic of Yukon weddings. May be forever rest peace.

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Joan Noeth on Apr 21, 2022 at 9:34 am

Having brother is a very special gift. Though you were miles away we were never far apart. Love doesn't count the miles it is measured by the heart. Farewell is necessary and your spirit will endure and you will forever live in my heart and mind. You will walk beside me every day. Unseen, unheard but always near. I know we will meet again. Love you always.......Joan

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Donna Jacobseb on Apr 20, 2022 at 1:11 pm

My dear brother.. My heart breaks that you have left this earth.. No more texts or chats but also no more pain or suffering. You are now with mom and dad. I was so proud of all your accomplishments. I love you ... Till we meet again.. Donna

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