Gerald (Jerry) Criss

was born on July 23rd, 1925 in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan and passed away suddenly on January 1st, 2012 at his residence in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 86 years.

Jerry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Opal, to whom he was married for 61 years; their four children, Teresa (Todd) Finlayson of Sundre, Alberta, Karen (Dennis) Stucke of Edmonton, Alberta, Gary (Jan) Criss of Vernon, B.C. and Trudy (Patrick) Hallam of Calgary, Alberta; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irene (Karl) Alexandrowich of Stony Plain, Alberta and Leona Pezzot of Courtenay, B.C.; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Jerry & Opal have lived happily in Vernon since 1972 where he was employed by Lavington Planer for eighteen years, retiring in 1989. Jerry was the President of the Merry Makers dance club for several years as he loved old time music and dancing. He enjoyed bowling and was an avid Vernon Viper and wrestling fan. Jerry loved canning and nothing made him happier than seeing the jars filled with fruit.

Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Jerry’s Life which will be held at the Vernon Alliance Church, 2601-43rd Avenue, on Friday, January 6th, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Terry Dyck officiating.

As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Jerry to the Eagle Bay Camp, #3-4417-29th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5B7.

Funeral arrangements have been made with


5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5


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