Service Date: January 18th, 2020 , Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Service Location: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Camrose, AB
Geraldine "Gerri" Veronica Macpherson of Camrose, AB was born on March 21, 1942 in Windsor, ON. She was the second child of Dan and Jospehine Fenton. Gerri lived her early years in Tecumseh, ON and it was there that she attended school.
In 1962, at the age of 20, Gerri joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and she was posted at Gimli, MN. It was at Gimli where Gerri met Douglas Macpherson. They were married on June 2, 1962 and they started their family: Stephen, Gail, and Sheila were all born in Manitoba, while Daniel was born in Germany.
Gerri and her family were transferred with the Air Force several times during their military career, both within Canada and abroad. Their postings included Gimli (Manitoba), Zweibrucken (Germany), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Trenton (Ontario), Cold Lake (Alberta), Baden-Soellingen (Germany), and finished their career back at Cold Lake. During their stay in Germany, Douglas and Gerri joined a walking club as a means of touring and exercise in the small towns throughout Europe. Over those four years in the mid-1980's they had walked nearly 10,000 kilometers, completed 18 marathons, and visited 13 different countries. The beautiful white Trillium Urn which Gerri has chosen for herself was an award she had received from the German Walking Club.
Gerri and Douglas retired in Camrose where she enjoyed the easy going lifestyle and the many friends she met. She enjoyed the evenings at the Bingo hall and her favourite slot machines at the Casino.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Douglas; children Stephen (Liz) of Kansas City, Missouri; Gail (Robert) Mantle of Irricana, AB; Dan (Monica) of Camrose, AB; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; her sister Joyce (Guy) Poynter of Tecumseh, ON; brother Bill (Kay) Fenton of Toronto, ON; and son-in-law David Kensley. She was predeceased by her parents Daniel and Josephine Fenton; and her daughter Sheila Kensley.
Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 18, 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Camrose, AB with Father Joby Augustin as celebrant. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will take place at the Camrose Valleyview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made towards the Camrose Animal Shelter or to the St. Mary's Hospital Foundation.