Gerald "Gerry" D. Pinsent
Pinsent, Gerald (Gerry) David ~ Passed away at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Monday June 15th, 2020 in his 84th year. Gerry was born August 13, 1936 in Buchans, Newfoundland. He moved to Toronto, Ontario in 1955 to take his electrical apprenticeship, and after successfully completing it he joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #353 and has been a member for 60 years. Over the course of his career he worked on many projects including the First Canadian Place as foreman with Robertshaw Controls, the Cadillac Fairview Building (Eatons Centre) and IBM. He was a hardworking, dedicated union man, always providing for his family. When jobs were scarce in the city he followed the work spending time in Sudbury, Newfoundland and Bermuda. Later in life Gerry spent time in Florida, and being an avid baseball fan, he enjoyed watching the Blue Jay’s spring training camps. He continued on with his love of the sport watching his grandsons and great-grandsons play. Gerry is predeceased by his parents Albert and Florence Pinsent, brothers Guy and Bruce and sister Elaine (Cherie). He is survived by sisters Jean (Fred) Sanger, Joyce (Angus) Elliott, Mildred (Keith) Johnson, Marilyn Pinsent and brother Lloyd Pinsent. Gerry will be sadly missed by his children Catherine (Scott) Beamish, Sharon Churchill, Paul (Mary-Lou) Pinsent, Brian (Jeanette) Pinsent, Janice Pinsent-Sunderman, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter. Gerry was a kind, generous, thoughtful man with a great sense of humour. He will be greatly missed by family, nieces and nephews and many close friends in Ontario and Newfoundland.
Cremation has taken place and a private celebration of life will occur at a later date, after which time Gerry will be taken to Dildo, Newfoundland to be interred with his parents. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by family. Arrangements entrusted to Fallis & Shields Funeral Home, Millbrook where online condolences and donations may be made at www.fallis-shields.com.
I’m so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to your family. Gerry has been my friend for a very long time I will miss him terribly. He was a kind, gentle man and spoke of his family often over a nice glass of Scotch with 1 ice cube in a favourite glass
I have many wonderful memories of Uncle Gerald when he would visit or stop by to see Jean and Fred (my parents) for breakfast! Our thoughts and prayers to all his family. Hugs one of the twins....Karen
Karen and Tony Holland
Gerry was a great friend of my family. I was lucky enough to be able to visit Newfoundland with my mom and Gerry showed us around his hometown. I will always look back on that trip fondly and remember how he graciously invited us into his home. Gerry will be missed greatly.
Please accept our condolences to you Gerald’s family. We don’t know any of you but Gerald was a school friend of mine in Buchans. His sister Joyce was my best friend forever, so I got to know Gerald quite well.. I didn’t know him as Gerry but it’s the same Gerald on this photo. Cherish all your memories and may God bless you all.
Brian , my sincere condolences on the passing of your father. Being so close to father's days day makes it no less easy. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Memories of great times with your dad will provide comfort as they have for me on my own father's passing. scott
I was saddened to read in today's paper about the passing of Gerald. I grew up in Buchans and remember him well and indeed all his family. The obituary described the person he was even as a young man. I have not seen Gerald since he left Buchans many years ago, but I want to extend my sincere condolences to all his family on the loss of such a special person. God bless you.
Laura (Higdon) Williams
I was sorry to hear about Geralds passing. I remember him well from our early years in Buchans. Joyce was in my class at Buchans Public School.