Messier, Gerard


1946 - 2023

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Gerard (Jerry) Messier, at the age of 77 on February 27, 2023, at Extendicare in Kirkland Lake.  Jerry was predeceased by his loving wife Dorothy Messier, his mother and father Dora and Rosaire Messier, and his sisters Irene Gauthier and Eva Oshaughnessy.  Jerry is survived by his son Denis Messier (Glenda Messier) and daughter Nicole Wotton (Kelly Wotton), his grandchildren Daniel Messier (Amanda Mackenzie), Tyler Messier (Amanda Popert), and Erin Messier (Sam Powless), Christopher Addison (Zandra Hernandez), Kayla Wotton and his great grandchildren Hailey, Madison, Sophie, Allie, Bentley, and Lucia and his bother Rene Messier (Karen).

Jerry was a miner by trade; however, his favourite role was being a father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He loved nothing more than spending time with family in friends at the cottage fishing, hunting, playing cards, and sitting around a large campfire drinking beer and telling stories.

Jerry was also well known for his awesome sense of humour and his love of a great practical joke.  He always managed to make those around him laugh.

Visitation and Funeral Mass will be held this spring with date and time to be shared with friends and family at a later date.  Memorial donations may be made in Jerry’s name to Blanche River Health Foundation.

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Messier family

Denis, Nicole and family. Sad to hear of your dad's passing. Sorry for your loss and my deepest condolences.

Darren Phillips, February 28, 2023

Messier Family

So sorry to hear of the loss of Jerry. He was quite the character. We were neighbors growing up on Taylor Ave. Great guy. May he rest in peace.

Pat Kiely, February 28, 2023

Denis, Nicole and Family

So very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing.
Our thoughts go out to all of you.

Don and Sally, February 28, 2023

Denis, Nicole and Family

So very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing.
Our thoughts go out to all of you.

Don and Sally, February 28, 2023

Nicole, Denis et famille

Mes frères et soeurs se joignent à moi pour vous offrir nos sincères condoléances. Nous avons et nous garderons toujours de bons souvenirs de notre cousin Gérard.

Jean-Marie Messier, February 28, 2023

Denis, Nicole and the Messier Family

Sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Have many memories of hunting with the family in the old bus and then later at Holmes Lake. He loved to talk about the hunting trips, outdoors and also enjoyed a good laugh with family and friends.
Rob Gavin and Laura Royal

Robert Gavin, March 3, 2023

Jerries family

Sincere condolences on your loss,my husband Bob and he were good friends, and worked many jobs together,I know the last few years have been hard for Jerry,may he Rest In Peace now.

Annice Tilley, March 4, 2023

Nicole & Dennis

So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. I will pray for peace for your families

CarolAnne Luchanko ganly, March 5, 2023

the Messier family:

Please accept my deepest sympathies at this time of loss. I remember Jerry well. He was the one who broke me into the mining trade when I was 21. He was a pleasure to work for as my boss, and work with as my trainer, in a small barite mine in Matachewan in 1979/80. He taught me many mining skills, and some tricks, that served me well for my career later in Kirkland Lake, and then Timmins. Jerry was also a great storyteller and had a sense of humour which I enjoyed. Good memories indeed. Again, my thoughts are with you all in this time of grief.

Henry Bron

Henry Bron, March 10, 2023

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