MacPherson, Gerald “Gerry” Bruce

November 27, 1959 ~ March 08, 2023

MacPHERSON, Gerald Bruce – age 63, of Mooretown. It is with profound sadness and shattered hearts family and friends are mourning the sudden and unexpected loss. Gerry is survived by his forever sidekick Carol and their children Jennifer (Bernie), Stephanie (Andy), Scott, Clark, Brock and predeceased by their youngest son Cole. As well as grandchildren Alani, Kingsley, Rocklyn, Mac and Coleridge; Asher and Kylo; Ariella; Grayson, Theodora and predeceased by granddaughter Tressa. Toby and Teddy are the luckiest pups that have had the privilege to join Gerry and Carol on their daily farm trips, travelling back and forth down Moore Line for their adventures through the fields to the bush. Born to Margaret and Bruce (deceased 2021) MacPherson on November 27th, 1959. Brother to siblings Jimmy, Robert (Laurie), Marianne (Mark), Lou and John (Jeri) as well as numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. From the very beginning Gerry spent his days on the farm, and he never left.  He was the most honourable farm hand to his father and mother. Gerry met Carol in 1978 and they were wed September 5th, 1981. Gerry had an extraordinary way with his cattle that can only be appreciated if you were fortunate enough to witness him working with them. He never hesitated to help a fellow farmer when they needed his skills with their own livestock or machinery. He was one call away for so many that needed him – whether it was a cow having difficulty calving, a tractor that would not start or cut hay that needed to be baled before the rain arrived. Gerry meant so many things to so many people. The morning meetings at Tim Horton’s will not be the same without him.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from 1pm to 4pm.

Funeral Service
A funeral service will be held at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPEL, Brigden on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 11 am.
The funeral will be streamed live on Zoom by clicking the link:

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia and District Humane Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation

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  1. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Thinking of all of you at this time.

    Heather Lair, Ashlynn and Megan Perry and family

  2. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Carol and the entire McPherson family.
    Jerry was one of a kind and he will be greatly missed by his community
    Dave and Mary Steadman

  3. Carol & Family,
    Our sincere condolences to you and your entire family. Wishing everyone all the best during this time of loss.
    Heath McCormick, family, and office.

  4. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Thinking of all of you at this time.
    Tami and Warren Lewis and family

  5. Carol, we are so sorry for your loss. We remember Gerry, you and the kids with great joy, especially around the arena. I enjoyed coaching with Gerry in the early years and of course all the tournaments we went to. We will true miss Gerry.
    Bob and Lisa

  6. Carol, no words can express how deeply sorry we are to hear about Gerry. We were just heartbroken when we heard the news, he will truly be missed by so many family and friends.
    We remember Gerry as always being so much fun and such a laid back sense of humour. Your video clips with Toby and Teddy antics and quite often featuring Gerry always brought a smile to our face.
    Hugs to you my friend!
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family! 💜
    Gerry and Kim

  7. Carol & Family,
    Sending our deepest sympathies to you at this very sad time. Jerry was truly a good man and will be sadly missed by many.
    Ruthann & Bruce Aberhart

  8. Carol our hearts are broken at the loss of Gerry. What a great guy! Mooretown won’t be the same. You could count on Gerry coming to help anytime even at midnight stuck in the snow on Moore Line. His sense of humour goes unmatched. The best neighbour anyone could ask for.You and your family are in our hearts at this sad time.

  9. Our sincere condolences to the MacPherson family on your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  10. We were saddened to read of the passing of Gerry…Sending sincere condolences to each member of Gerry’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you All….

  11. Dear Carol and to your loving family, I was so deeply sadden to read today of the loss of Gerry. There is simply nothing I could say that would begin to ease your grief. Please know that you and your entire family are in my heart, thoughts and prayers.
    Deepest condolences
    Jackie Winsor

  12. Oh Carol, our hearts are with you on this tragic news. We didn’t have the privilege of knowing Gerry but had heard of the wonderful man he was in so many ways. He will be deeply missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Pauline & Rick xoxo

  13. Carol & family. It’s been a week now and I still can’t believe Gerry is gone. Our hearts break for all of you. He was such a great guy. So much fun! Such a loss for all of the animals too…especially the dogs. Stay strong❤️ Hugs from Ed, Janice & family

  14. We wish to express our condolences to Carol, Margaret and the entire MacPherson family. Gerry was a fine individual. From Ross & Kathy Pettit.

  15. Carol, we are very sorry to learn of your loss, and are keeping you and your family in mind during this sad time.

  16. My thoughts and prayers are with the MacPherson Family during this difficult time.
    My deepest sympathy to you all.

  17. My sincere condolences Carol and Family for the passing of your beloved husband, father, uncle, grandfather and son Gerry. May his beautiful soul rest in eternal peace. 🙏🏿

  18. Carol and Family and Margaret and Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time and always. Raising our family along side Carol and Gerry brought lots of great memories and fun. All the neighbor kids were always outside playing together. I remember when the kids were little, the Moms in the neighborhood would bring their little ones to your backyard. Thery would play and Gerry would hold court and fill us in on the latest locl news ( I’m not sure how much of it was made up lol) What about the fun we all had on Halloween Eve? Gerry was good man, a hard working Farmer and a loving and supportive Husband and well as being a great neighbor. Mooretown won’t be the same without him, his memory will live on in the memories and stories we have and share. Our deepest sympathy.

  19. So many fond memories with Gerry watching all of the kids play sports. He certainly kept the fun in it and made us all enjoy the times spent at the rink.Its those times that are special to all of us. The hockey tournament’s and of course Friday night power skating. So sorry for your loss Carol and Macpherson family. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  20. Gerry will be missed. He would always stop the tractor to talk when he passed us during our walks on the side road.

  21. I am so sad to hear of this sudden loss for your family.
    So many memories from when we were kids. He’ll always be 7 years old, and in trouble, to me.
    My deepest condolences to you all.

  22. Carol and kids , and to all of the Macpherson family, we are so sorry for your loss. Gerry was a very special…one of a kind guy. He will be missed by many. You are all in out thoughts and prayers. Mike and Elly Vansevenant

  23. Carol and family, Margaret, and the MacPherson clan,
    Our heartfelt condolences to you, after the sudden loss of Gerry. He was such a well-known man with an unmatched quick wit, leaving unlimited fond memories for many in the community. We hope you’ll find comfort and strength with your extended family in this difficult time.

  24. Carol,
    You have my deepest condolences at this time. My thoughts are with you and I am praying for you.

  25. Carol, thinking of you at this very difficult time in the sudden loss of Gerry. What a huge loss to you and your family. Sending my sincere condolences to you and your family.

  26. Carol and Family
    We were sorry to hear of the loss of Gerry. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Mark, Gail , Kyrie and Evan Freer

  27. We want to extend sincere condolences to Margaret, Carol and all of Gerry’s family. We were certainly shocked to read of Gerry’s passing. What a loss for you all and the many people he touched through the Mooretown community. We are unable to attend visitation or the funeral but we will be thinking of you all.
    Bill and Betty Watson and family.

  28. Carol, kids and the MacPherson family, Steve and I can’t find the words to express how sorry we are for the loss of Gerry. He had a way about him that would brighten everyone’s day (both young and old). If you were lucky enough to meet Gerry, and be in his presence, he was one man you would never forget. His one liners and joking will be greatly missed. He had a love for animals like nobody. Toby, Teddy and we can’t forget Pooh bear, his chickens, horses and his cattle were lucky animals. Kudos to Margaret and Bruce for raising such a hard working man. I always admired that about Gerry. He was a man that always put others first. If he was needed – he was there. Heaven has truly received a farm angel. RIP dear friend!!!

  29. To Carol & the MacPherson family, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  30. Carole & family:.Please know that .My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  31. To Carol and All of the MacPherson Family. So sorry to hear that Gerry has passed away. Such a difficult and sad time for your Family. Thinking of all of you

  32. Carol, Margaret and the MacPherson family, we were saddened to hear of Gerry’s sudden passing and hope the love and support of the community will help you to get through this hard time. I have some wonderful memories I will hold dear. We will miss you Gerry.

  33. Thinking and praying for the MacPherson family at this time of loss.
    May all your memories you share of Gerry’s stories, his humor and gentle sole give you comfort and keep him close.
    With My Deepest Sympathy

  34. Macpherson Family (Stephanie Boyle)
    I never had the privilege of meeting Gerry personally although it seems like I have known him for years. Stephanie spoke so highly of Gerry and shared countless stories of her dad. Gerry seemed to be quite the character. The entire team enjoyed seeing her photos of chickens, cows and horses. My personal favorites were from years back. Gerry was delivering a baby cow and laughing as Stephanie was “gagging” in the corner. Its exceptionally hard being on the opposite end of loss. Stephanie you have been the strong reliable and supportive medic for numerous families. This time allow your friends, family and team be that for you.

    Carol, I equally feel Ive known you for years via Stephanie. I am truly sorry for what you’re going through.

    Dr.Diehnia Finstad

  35. I am going to miss Gerry very much. It won’t be the same at Tim Hortons. I loved his funny ways and his daily meetings with the boys. My heart breaks. Heaven will definitely have the best angel up there to keep them on their toes. Xoxo

  36. Carol we are so sorry for your loss , we are thinking of you all at this time. Paul & Sharon Corry

  37. Dearest Carol and the entire MacPherson family, please accept our most sincere sympathy in the loss of Gerry. May your wonderful memories of him sustain you as you walk this path of grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Jerry and Robin Arnold (Jarvis)

  38. I’m sorry to hear about jerry sudden passing

    I still carry memory’s of jerry throwing me around the living room . I had a few pounds on him but he had that old man strength.

    He was a great guy hard worker and always wanted the best for his kids.
    I wish you all the best.

  39. Carol, Margaret, Lou and all the MacPherson family,
    Our sincere condolences on the sudden loss of Gerry. He was such a good friend and neighbour, and always there to lend a helping hand. He will be missed so much in Mooretown.
    Darlene and all the Clark family.

  40. We were shocked to learn of Gerry’s death and send our sincere condolences at this very difficult time. We are thinking of you and your family Carol. This will leave a huge void in your lives. Our thoughts and prayers are also with Margaret and the rest of the extended MacPherson family. Wayne and Anne (Thompson) Wright and family.

  41. Dear Carol and family,
    Our sincere sympathy to you on the sudden passing of Gerry. He was a fixture at the Sports Complex during our many hours spent there with hockey and figure skating. He always had a friendly smile and took time to chat. Our prayers are with you.
    Brian & Jane Anne Rose

  42. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family, Carol. The community won’t be the same without Gerry’s wit and humour.

  43. Margaret, Carol and entire MacPherson family we were so sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. We so remember that mischievous smile. He was truly one of a kind. Hugs to all of you.

  44. Carol, please accept our deepest condolences to you and your family. We are keeping all of you in our warmest thoughts as you navigate this difficult time.
    Peter, Irene Dirks and family

  45. Carol and Margaret so sorry to hear of Gerry`s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you both,

  46. Stephanie please accept our deepest condolences to you and your family members during this difficult time.
    ~Bayshore Health Administration Team

  47. Carol and family, we are sincerely heart broken to learn of your family’s immeasurable loss. Sending our deepest sympathies and prayers. Words can not express.

  48. Carol and Family my sincere condolences to you all. I’m saddened to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Cherish all those amazing memories you’ve made together ❤️

  49. Stephanie & Macpherson Family: I cannot imagine how difficult of a loss this is for you. For almost a decade I saw firsthand how much you loved & respected your father. “I’ll call my dad” & “My dad will know” were probably two of your most used phrases. The entire team has you & your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  50. Sincere condolences to Margaret and her family, our thought are with all of you, Joe & Betty McDonald

  51. Carol, our sincere sympathy to you and your family. We are having trouble believing this. We will be in touch.

  52. To all of the MacPherson families – Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy surrounding the loss of Jerry. He was a stalwart in the community and will be missed by all who knew him. Holding you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Darlene, Doug, Nathaniel and Andrew Riddoch

  53. Sincere sympathy to Carol and family and Margaret and family on the loss of Jerry. He will be missed by so many.

  54. I have so many good memories of Gerry, Cole, Jake and I traveling to hockey games, he will be missed by many, so sorry for your loss Carol and the MacPherson family 😢

  55. Dear Carol and family. My heart breaks for you on this profound loss. I have many memories of Gerry and his sense of humour and good nature at the arena when our kids played hockey together. He was well liked and the community will miss him. My thoughts are with you all.

  56. So sorry and sad to hear about the sudden passing of Gerry Al and I both send our condolences to you and your family and Gerry’s mom Margaret at this difficult time

  57. Our thoughts and prayers to all the MacPherson family. We are so sorry for your loss.

    From all the Robbins family

  58. Dear Carol and family. I’m so sorry to hear this morning the sudden loss of Gerry. My deepest condolences to you and your loved ones. Randy Hill

  59. Margaret,Carol and family.We were so saddened to hear the news of Gerry’s passing.What a great guy.We will be praying for you all at this time.

  60. My deepest sympathies to Carol and her family and to all the MacPherson families. Thoughts and prayers for your loss.

  61. My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to the entire MacPherson family. I had the pleasure of knowing Gerry in grade school and he was of those special people I never forgot. Sending my prayers out today for all of you. 🙏

  62. Carol, Margaret and all the MacPherson our sincere condolences at the sudden loss of Gerry. May your many great memories help you through the difficult days ahead. Thoughts and prayers. Gord & Mary Ann

  63. Dear MacPherson Family, such a sad time for all of you. Gerry will be missed by so many friends, neighbors and all of his family. He certainly bring a smile to anyone who he shared stories with. Sincere condolences.

  64. Carol and family ; So sorry for your loss , Gerry we remember as so full of life and humour . Always smiling !!! This is what we will remember your laughter , your smile and your wit . God Bless 🙏

  65. Carol, Jen and family … so sadden to hear of Gerry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time and always. He will be missed along with his mischievous humor. Sending my love and strength

  66. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all the MacPherson family at sudden loss ofGerry. He was a memorable young man. He will be missed. Gord and Barb Leaper

  67. Condolences to Caro, Margaret and all the MacPherson Family. Gerry will be missed. Thoughts and prayers being sent your way.
    Shirley Eyre

  68. My heartfelt and deepest condolences to you Carol and to your entire family. We were so saddened to hear of Gerry’s passing. He had such a sense of humour and caring nature, and full of positive energy,.He will be greatly missed here in Mooretown.

  69. Carol you and J. Were the greatest team. We send our love and support to you and your family as you find your way forward without your loving partner. May you know he is by your side for all life’s challenges and celebrations to come. We love you both. The Gignacs

  70. Margaret and Family
    We are so very sad hearing of Gerry passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this sad time and always.
    He will be missed in the community
    John and Jeanne Pretty

  71. Carol and family, So very sorry to learn of the passing of Gerry. Our hearts are with you.
    Robin and Mike Disper

  72. Carol, Margaret and family: we are saddened to hear of Gerry’s passing. Many fond memories of Gerry at the arena during the hockey days. Sending sympathies and keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  73. Our deepest sympathies to Carol and the family at this sad time. Gerry had such a special humour, full of mischief and fun. We feel privileged to have known him when over from Scotland.

  74. So sorry for your loss Carol and family and Margaret and family. Treasure the good times and good memories.

  75. Jenn and family,
    So very sorry to hear of your Dad”s passing, We have met your parents a few times at your home and at the cottage, He was so gentle with the the children, Such a kind man. I know you were very close to your Dad. You will have so many fond memories . Our sincere sympathies to you your Mom and the whole family.

  76. Carol my sincerest condolences to you on the entire MacPherson family. It was just yesterday I read your note on his good heart. Couldn’t believe the email when I received.

  77. Carol and family we are so saddened to hear of Gerry’s passing He will be deeply missed by so many a man that was always smiling Carol treasure all those videos you captured of Gerry around the farm with Teddy & Toby
    Doug Wendy McLean & family

  78. Carol, so very sorry for you and your family’s profound loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.