Jean, Gerard Joseph Peacefully with his family by his side at the age of 85 years, on May 1, 2012.  Loving husband of 59 years to Wilhelmine (nee Larocque) Beloved father to DiAnne (Nick) Natyshak; Ray Jean; Michael Jean; and the late Denis (2001). Dear father in law to Dianne Jean Leixner and Ivana Jean. Loving Pepe to Moe and Jeff Natyshak; Cassie (Scott) Rivard and Alex Jean; Nathan, Travis, and Julia Jean. Awaiting the arrival of his first great grandchild. Dear brother to the late Hectorine, Malvina, Alexandrine, Armarse, and Edith. Dear brother in law to Gertrude, Irene, Janine, Ephrem, and Stellin; and the late Telesphore, Caesar, Bertha, Clara and Edwidge. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Gerard was retired from Chrysler Canada in 1987,  a member of le Club de l’Age d’or , an usher for many years at St. Jerome Church, and a member of the Knights of Columbus  St. Jerome Council #  8682. Resting at the WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. East on Thursday May 3, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Knights of Columbus Prayers  Thursday at 8:00 pm, followed  by Parish Prayers  at 8:30 pm. Funeral Service  Friday May 4, 2012 at 9:15 am from the Funeral Home to St.Jerome Church for Funeral Mass at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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