Gerald Louis Joseph Marasse
Gerald Louis Joseph Marasse aged 86 years of Moose Jaw, SK, passed away on Wednesday, January 18th, 2023. He was predeceased by his parents, Eddie and Alice (née: Roy); and brother, Rodrique Marasse. Gerald is survived by his wife, Elaine (née: Maclise); sister, Claudette DeCap; son, David Marasse; daughter, Cynthia Aasen and her children Justin Jackie, Ellyse Aasen, and Kirsten Aasen; son, Anthony (Heather) Marasse and their daughters Elizabeth Marasse (Marc-Andre Favreau) and great-grandson Noah and Jessica Marasse (Yeorum Kim) and great-grandson Jacob.
Gerald was a man who enjoyed people and talking to them. He had a great fund of stories and an inimitable way of telling them. You would always listen again and again because likely there would be a new kink or a twist. Since he loved conversations, he always listened tolerantly and companionably to others.
Gerald loved working with his hands crafting many beautiful objects that we still use and enjoy today. All his life, he was a busy man and Elaine will miss him everyday.
A service to honour Gerald and interment in LaFleche Cemetery will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Andrew Pratt Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Elaine and family. So sorry to read of Geralds passing. My heart goes out to you all, as he was such a wonderful man, very kind and helpful. Hugs
To my wonderful father, while your passing is sad and unexpected, I it was a gift that I saw you, said I loved you and hugged the day before, you will always be remembered as a giving, considerate person and you will never be forgotten! Miss you already! Love Cynthia
My Uncle Gerry laughed with his whole body. He told jokes and landed the punch lines perfectly. His eyes would twinkle when I’d tell an inappropriate story that took way too long to tell. And when I was a little girl and everyone at the family gathering was drinking too much and yelling and carrying on, I would crawl under the table and find his feet and curl up close to his sober, safe energy. I loved my Uncle very much. I still do. I always will. He was a good man and probably the closest thing I’ll ever get to a father. Rest well, Uncle Gerry. Leon and Sawyer send their love. We’ll see you soon.
Although I was unable to visit Gerry and Elaine in person for the last few years I enjoyed several FaceTime conversations with them. Big sister Elaine always stayed in touch. They never seemed to age, at least in their happy, positive attitude. I am so grateful that I had seen and spoke to Gerry on FT not long before he died. He said he felt well and he certainly appeared so. I’ll miss that wicked chuckle he always had while recounting one of his many funny stories and silly memories. He was a special, priceless guy and leaves a big hole in our big family. Rest well, Gerry. Love, Sharon ~ “Mustang”.
I wii miss this man so much. He was more like a brother than a brother-in-law.Dear Gerry, wherever you are, rest well.
I vividly remember when Elaine brought Gerry home to meet the family. We were so excited, and so nervous, to meet the first new member of the MacLise clan. To allay our excitement & nervousness, we polished & planned for days before they arrived. Gerry soon put us at ease with his funny stories and down-to-earth attitude, quickly becoming one of us, albeit a calm centre in the midst of our family ‘discussions’ on everything under the sun & moon. Elaine will deeply miss her life’s companion, and we will deeply miss our ‘brother’ at the family table. With sympathy & love, Bevelyn & Jack
My sweet and jolly Uncle Gerry is how I’ll always remember him! Thankful for his endless patience in our wild and crazy childhood days. Rest easy Uncle Gerry, we’ll miss you.
Gerry was a story teller. He told stories about the people he knew and interacted with on a daily basis. He had a keen sense of humour and he loved to laugh and make people laugh. He was also a very good cabinet maker. When I look at my kitchen cabinets everyday, I will think of him and smile. Rest In peace dear friend and brother.
I did not spend as much time with my uncle Gerry as I would have liked to. However, whenever I did get to see him at our family reunions, I enjoyed many great conversations and always shared a few laughs. Gerry will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Rest in peace uncle Gerry
Love Rick and Natalie
There are no words to express the loss of Gerry. We have been neighbours for over thirty years and we will miss him so very much. Our condolences to all the family.
Bob and I have known Gerry for over sixty years, since before Elaine and he were married. I was the maid of honour at their wedding.
Gerry was always a kind, caring man and very easy to talk to. He was very smart and very knowledgeable on many subjects.
He loved to visit and talk, always very hospitable, always with a great sense of humour. He could always tell a funny story!
He loved his family unconditionally and was close to all of them.
Bob and I were very close to Gerry and Elaine and their children over the years.
We will miss him terribly.
Lorraine and Bob.
Uncle Gerry was a very special uncle. So much fun at the farm in Lafleche, Grande Cache, at the cottage at Buffalo Pound. He was always there with a funny, sometimes naughty (but never mean) comment. We will miss him so much.
Sending much love to Elaine, Tony, Cynthia, David and your families. Uncle Gerry was always kind and was an island of calm and good humour for all his nieces and nephews amidst all the Maclise energy (chaos? ) He will be missed. Rest in peace. ❤️