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Gerald (Jerry) C. Antymis

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On July 10, 2021 @ 12:24 pm In Obituaries | 42 Comments

April 16, 1942 ~ July 7, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear Husband, Father, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle, Gerald (Jerry) Antymis on July 7, 2021 at the age of 79 at his home in Beausejour.  Dad was born April 16, 1942 in Beausejour to Pearl and Steve Antymis.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, best friend and sparring partner Alexis (Lex) of 57 years; children Susan (Darrell), Dean (Christine), Lee (Terry); grandchildren Jason (Leanna), Matthew, Rachel (Troy), Clayton, Mackenzie, Alexis; great grandchildren Hannah, Sarah; brothers Eugene (Jennifer), Neil (Leslie); sister Theresa; mother-in-law Marge Bush; in-laws Brian (Carol), Edie, Cathy (Robert), Jackie (Wayne) and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, sister Sharyn Witzke; father-in-law Alec Bush; brothers-in-law Dwight Bush and Peter Kozak.

Dad was very proud of his roots growing up on the farm in Thalberg, working very hard at a young age doing whatever he could do to help on the farm.  He attended Thalberg North School where he made a lifetime of friends.  It was here he played Eagles Fastball, became an avid hunter and trapper, self-taught to play guitar which he played everyday of his life.

Dad seemed to do it all; teacher, drove fuel truck for Coop, managed Coop in Maryfield, managed Beausejour Lumber, owned and operated Delgar Construction.  He curled, golfed, enjoyed watching sports of all kinds, loved old Country music, shopped and shopped, did we mention he loved to shop…it was on sale!  It was very rare when Dad made fudge but it was the best fudge ever made!

The Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church was center to his faith, working with the Church Board and parish members was so important to Jerry to keep our church operating.  He served with the Knights of Columbus for over 52 years, the last 15 as a Fourth Degree Knight.  He had integrity, was a perfectionist and could fix anything.

He was very proud of his children and grandchildren and loved nothing more than to be together.

Active Pallbearers are Dean Antymis, Terry Loeb, Jason Otto, Matthew Otto and Troy Hlady. Honourary Pallbearers are Clayton Antymis and Darrell Heckert.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dad’s memory can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Lung Association.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 10:00 am at Sobering Funeral Chapel, Beausejour, MB, with interment to follow in Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. The family welcomes you to be a part of the service and interment in the parking lots of Sobering Funeral Chapel and the cemetery, by tuning your radio to 98.1 FM. Please follow COVID restrictions and remain in your vehicles.  There will be an opportunity to sign the guest register and acknowledge the family from your vehicle.

A Livestream of the funeral service on July 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. can be accessed through the WEBEX app on your mobile phone or visit www.webex.com on your PC. Enter the Meeting Number: 1820355277 and Password: tpPNP4mNP25 to view the livestream.

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Condolence from Lindsay Hill on July 10th, 2021 3:10 pm

I was so, so sorry to hear of Uncle Jerry’s passing. He was a very special man. Praying God’s peace over all the family.
Hugs and love,
Eric, Lindsay, Macey and Zoe Hill

Condolence from Sherry Pottie on July 10th, 2021 4:25 pm

Lexie and family, I was shocked to see the passing of Jerry. I always liked to see his smile and he was such a great, hard working man. I was proud to say I knew him.

Condolence from Louise and Brian on July 10th, 2021 10:20 pm

Lex, Sue, Dean and Lee, we are so sorry for your loss. Jerry will be sadly missed by all.

Condolence from Grant & Judy Plohman on July 11th, 2021 9:52 am

We are so very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to all the family.

Condolence from Nicole Skiba on July 11th, 2021 10:40 am

I’m so sorry! Uncle Jerry was a gentle soul with a kind heart and I will remember his great big hugs. I’ll miss him.

Condolence from Gertie Shack on July 11th, 2021 10:57 am

Sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Robert Bisko on July 11th, 2021 11:02 am

Lex and family
We are shocked and so sorry to hear of Jerry passing. We extend our sincerest sympathy to all your family. Vichnaya Pamyat.
Frances and Bob Bisko

Condolence from Geraldine Mazur on July 11th, 2021 11:28 am

So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Take care of yourself.
Alex & Gerrie Mazur

Condolence from Ed & Cathe Bond on July 11th, 2021 12:05 pm

I know how much we both miss our Dads and just know it doesn’t get easier; you just laugh more when you start to remember all the fun times and great memories. They walk with you everyday forward in your heart.
You are loved and appreciated and we send our condolences to you & your family.

Condolence from Dave Donahue on July 11th, 2021 12:19 pm

Lex and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was such a nice person.

Condolence from Leona Weidman on July 11th, 2021 3:02 pm

My sympathies to you all, at this very sad time! May God grant you His Strength and Peace. Gerry was a good man, and he has a wonderful family! With love and caring♥️

Condolence from Ann & Gerald Graves on July 11th, 2021 3:33 pm

Lex and family; Sorry to hear of your loss of Jerry. He will be missed, as he was a great guy. Jerry and I worked at Co-op together in the early 60s. Jerry, Delgar Const. built a room on our house in the 90s. very fussy guy, great job. As a long time friend, he sure will be missed.

Condolence from Linda Kuehn on July 12th, 2021 7:47 am

So sorry to hear of your loss.
Love and Prayers!
Memory Eternal!

Condolence from Elsie Keith on July 12th, 2021 8:46 am

Thinking of you all at this Difficult Time Lex an Family Jerry was a Hard working Man always Smiling. Love An Prayers to All.

Condolence from Lorraine Drewlo & Family on July 12th, 2021 9:17 am

Shocking sad news this morning! We all attended the same School, BCI, Edward Schreyer School,
all wonderfuL memories. Sincere Sympathy to you Lex and Family. RIP

Condolence from Helene DeKezel on July 12th, 2021 9:56 am

We are so sorry to hear of Jerry’s sudden passing. Our condolences to the family & all who loved him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time in your lives. May he RIP

Helene & Lou Savisky

Condolence from Kirk & Carole Edwards on July 12th, 2021 10:03 am

Our deepest condolences to you Dean, Christine and your entire family. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May all the wonderful memories of your Dad bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Condolence from Viola Wilson on July 12th, 2021 10:18 am

Lex and Family
Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Sending lots of love and comfort.
We will cherish the good memories of the times Ted and I spent with Jerry, you and family.

Condolence from Lisa & Brian Hnatyshyn on July 12th, 2021 11:34 am

We are so sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. You will cherish your memories of him forever. Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Lance & Cindy Wadelius on July 12th, 2021 12:09 pm

Our sincere condolences to Alexis and family. Jerry was a well liked man and respected fellow Knight. May you be at peace as you recall your many memories. Our prayers are wth you.

Condolence from Otto & Lorraine Best on July 12th, 2021 2:05 pm

We were saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. Our condolences to you Lexi and all the family

Otto, Lorraine and family

Condolence from Patricia Witzke on July 12th, 2021 5:23 pm

Uncle Jerry was a very, kind man. Sean, his nephew, myself, Patti and our son, Bo came for a visit at his and Lexi’s home a few years ago. They made us feel welcome and served us beverages and snacks. We told him that we were going for Chinese food in Beausejour. He tracked us down and insisted on paying for our meals. What a sweet gesture! We will always remember him for his gentle nature. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lexi and their family.

Condolence from Lydia Ewasko on July 12th, 2021 8:44 pm

Condolences to the Antymis family on the passing of your loved one. He will be missed by many.
With Sincere Sympathy from Lydia Ewasko and family.

Condolence from Gail Kotowich on July 12th, 2021 10:27 pm

So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Lex and all your family especially my Dear Friend Lee . Gail

Condolence from Virginia Lanoway on July 12th, 2021 10:34 pm

Our deepest sympathy to Lex and family on the loss of your husband so suddenly,We pray that God will wrap his arms around you and the family during your difficult days to come.Sincerely Robert and Virginia Lanoway

Condolence from Chris & Ardith Tomasson on July 13th, 2021 9:32 am

We are so sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. He was always happy and smiling when you would see him. Keep your memories close as they will ease the pain. May the good Lord give you comfort during this time. HUGS to you all.

Condolence from John and Gloria LaPorte on July 13th, 2021 10:22 am

Lexi and family, so sorry to hear of Gerry passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Judy Bergson on July 13th, 2021 10:23 am

So sorry for your loss

Condolence from Rose Rolsky on July 13th, 2021 11:57 am

Sincere condolences to the whole family for your loss.
Thoughts and love to all of you at this time. Look back & cherish all the wonderful years you had him in your lives. Vichnaya Pam’yat! May he rest in peace.

Condolence from Theresa, Terry, Susan, Lauren & Cassidy Buss on July 13th, 2021 12:59 pm

All of our family offers condolences and prayers to you on your loss. Jerry was always very kind and welcoming to all of us and a great neighbor for many years. We were always very happy to bump into him somewhere uptown (usually the post office) and talk. It always made our day better. As we struggle with our own recent loss, our hope and prayer for you is that God grants you the strength and peace you need during this time. God Bless Jerry.

Condolence from Orest Hnatyshyn on July 13th, 2021 6:39 pm

Condolences and prayers to the family that Jerry was so proud of. A very kind and generous man that will be missed by all. Many good memories from years ago that will last forever. Vichnaya Pamyat! from Orest Hnatyshyn

Condolence from Pat Nevistiuk on July 13th, 2021 6:53 pm

My deepest Sympathy to Lex and family……I was saddened to hear about Jerry’s sudden passing. I will always remember him, as he was a very kind and sincere person when he was my Boss at Beausejour Lumber.
Hugs to you all and cherish the memories…..they last forever.

Condolence from Rev. Protodeacon Stefan Tyrawski on July 13th, 2021 8:05 pm

Our sincere condolences for your loss of your husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin.
Our prayers are for his repose and consolation for all of you.
May he rest in the Lord.
Vichnaya Pam’yat!
Eternal Memory!

From Rev. Protodeacon Stefan Tyrawski and family.

Condolence from Virginia Kubish on July 13th, 2021 11:57 pm

My deep and sincere condolences to Lexie and family, upon the sudden passing of Jerry. He will be missed but he has left many wonderful memories, as he was a very caring and pleasant gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he Rest In Peace.

Condolence from Len Magura on July 14th, 2021 7:06 am

Sorry to hear about the passing of Jerry. Went to school with him in BJ. True gentleman!

Condolence from Karen & Art Berry on July 14th, 2021 8:49 am

Our sincere condolences to Jerry’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Condolence from Ernie miller on July 14th, 2021 7:18 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about jerry . He would like to talk about old time when we were younger, it was always good to talk with him. He will be missed.

Condolence from Don Wojcik & Family on July 15th, 2021 5:35 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss. Jerry was great to work with and we always had lots of fun together especially playing guitar in the kitchen. He will be fondly remembered and missed.

Condolence from Donna Hlady on July 19th, 2021 7:21 pm

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband Alexis. My sincere condolences go out to you, your children, grandchildren and to all of your family! May he Rest in Peace!

Condolence from Gisele and Steve on July 21st, 2021 9:03 am

So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Our prayers are with you through this difficult time.
Sue hugs to you and your family.

Condolence from VIOLET ANDRUSIEK on July 30th, 2021 11:40 pm

I am so very sorry for your loss. May the good Lord bless all of your family as you have this great sadness to face. I also lost my husband and I know how difficult this is. Thank God you have each other and so many friends. I went to high school with Jerry. I am Julie Jaster’s daughter Violet, God keep you in His loving arms.

Condolence from Ray & Connie Muth on August 18th, 2021 12:58 pm

Lex & your family so sorry for your loss.

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