Gerald Owen Bishop

September 16, 1939 to July 5, 2020

Obituary

It is with broken hearts that the family of Gerald Owen Bishop announces his sudden passing on Sunday July 5, 2020 at the age of 80 years, surrounded by his loving and devoted family.

“Jerry,” as everyone called him, was the oldest son of Mary Braye (Harbour Grace) and Arthur Bishop (Heart’s Desire) and is predeceased by his younger brother Arthur. He was a dedicated husband, father, “pop-pop” and friend. He leaves behind his loving wife of almost 55 years, Vera (née Wall, Grand Falls). Jerry also is mourned by his two children, Jennifer (Mark) and Stephen (Elizabeth); his three beloved grandchildren, whom he deeply adored, Matthew, Vivienne and Sadie; members of the Sheppard family, or as he would call them, the “family who raised him”; the Wall family; his sisters, brothers in-law, nieces, nephews, and a large circle of friends.

Jerry was born amid humble beginnings on September 16th, 1939, in Grand Falls, NL. At Grand Falls Academy, Jerry’s skill with numbers was noted by his Grade 8 teacher, who asked him to help teach older students. This is how he caught the eye of another teacher, Harry Cuff, who informed Jerry he had the smarts to attend university. Despite his protestations, strappings and occasional attempts to quit school altogether, Mr. Cuff and a circle of friends were able to help him stay the course. Jerry eventually earned scholarships to Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Tech, where he studied electrical engineering. After graduation, he enjoyed a long career as President and CEO of a local engineering firm engaged in offshore oil projects, and subsequently with a multi-national engineering and project-management company.

Jerry’s priorities were well-known to everyone who knew him. Family first, always. Followed by church, travel, reading, sports and his beloved hometown of Grand Falls. He was an especially proud Newfoundlander and a dedicated member of his congregation.

As part of a lifelong commitment to serving his civic and professional communities, Jerry served on the boards of the Newfoundland Offshore Oil Association, the Engineers Association of NL and the Consulting Engineers Association. He also served on the Memorial University Board of Regents, chaired the school’s Finance, Investment and Campus Planning committees; and helped lead fundraising efforts for the university’s Opportunities Fund, as well as for the Health Care Corporation, the Janeway Hospital, the NL Symphony Orchestra, the Canadian Cancer Society (Circle of Distinction), the Single Parents Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Northwest Rotary.

Jerry was a tremendous athlete who excelled in several sports, being eventually inducted into the NL Sports Hall of Fame for both baseball and tennis. On the diamond, he was an outstanding catcher, but also versatile enough to excel at other positions. He played wherever and with whatever he could find. An old ball put together with duct tape and a broom handle was all he needed. Jerry was on the roster of both junior and senior All-Newfoundland Championship teams for Grand Falls, and continued his playing career in St. John’s for the Feildians. Former teammates insisted he could “catch the ball in the dark.” Yet he was modest, and we rarely saw him celebrate his own achievements.

Jerry’s passion for tennis led him to create the province’s first year-round playing facility. He loved watching young Newfoundlanders develop their skills on courts at Riverdale and Greenbelt, and continued to champion their success at every level, including through the NL Tennis Association and the executive of local clubs.

Jerry appreciated every day he was given on earth as though it were his last. Cloud formations, the veins in rocks beneath his feet, leaves falling from trees, the perfect bottle of homemade jam—all of these were meaningful to him. Every hug was delivered as though it were his last, and every smile he gave came from a deep place. He shook hands with the same comfortable familiarity with everyone he encountered, and could not allow himself to pass a stranger on the street without saying hello as though he’d known him for years. There was never a bad person, just a good person having a bad day.

Jerry is resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s.  To send a message of condolence, or to share a memory, please visit www.carnells.com. In keeping with pandemic-related restrictions, a private service will be held on July 9th at Mary Queen of the World Church. The funeral service will be livestreamed on Thursday, July 9 at 11:00 a.m. (www.mqwp.org). Donations in Jerry’s memory can be made to The Gathering Place (www.kindnesswanted.ca). The family wishes to express special appreciation to the excellent staff of St. Claire’s Mercy Hospital, and especially to Dr. Mabel Greene, whose care epitomizes the qualities of professionalism and compassion.

Jigs and reels, stories about the old days and a nip of port will be had during a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. Details will be announced once we are able to assemble family and friends for a commemoration of a great and storied life, well-enjoyed to its last day.

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Sorry for your lost. I loved see Jerry come through the door, he always put a smile on my face, alway had something good to say.. Jerry was a customer for years, can’t even count the years. Will miss Him for sure.

Very sad to hear of Gerry’s sudden passing. There are so many good memories working with Gerry on many engineering activities plus great social affairs thru the years. There was always someone in the room Gerry knew and he really enjoyed a great time. He will always be remembered fondly. He will be missed by so many people he met over the years.
Sincerely Scott and Sharon

Vera and family,Eleanor and I just heard of Jerry’s passing yesterday when talking to a friend of ours. We wish to extend our sincere condolences to you all. Jerry was an enjoyable person to be around a skilled professional and business person. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Eleanor & Sam

Very sad to know that Jerry has passed away. I had the privilege of working with Jerry on many projects over the past number of years. He was a true gentleman and always had a smile for everyone he met. He was truly a gentleman and a well respected engineer. May he rest in peace..

When I was a boy growing up on Valley Road, Jerry Bishop was a downtown hero! He was the best baseball player, the best sportsman and, the best friend to many of us young boys. He was an inspiration to me and helped me decide to become an engineer!

I am so sorry for your loss, and hope you can take comfort in the fact that he was loved universally.

Sincerely

Ralph Morris

Vera & Family,
We were shocked and saddened to learn of Jerry’s untimely passing. We last spoke a month ago picking up flowers. Jerry was always a gentlemen and an inspired engineer. It was a pleasure to have worked a little with him and enjoy him socially. We send sincere condolences to you & your family.

Ed and June Beresford

So sad to hear of Gerry’s passing.Such a sweet man. Will miss his visits at the Wilds. Thinking of everyone during this sad time……..Sharon. (The Wilds)

On behalf of the Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest I would like to express our sincere condolences on the passing of Jerry to his wife, Vera, his children, Steve and Jennifer and to all his friends and loved ones. Jerry was a very active member of the Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest from 1989 to 2005. He continued to support the efforts of our club and was truly a friend of Rotary. He will be missed by many of our members who hold great memories of the times we shared with him. Rest in Peace Jerry. You will be fondly remembered.

Jerry was a great human being—genuine to all who had the good fortune to have known him. Most sincere condolences to his family and to all he held dear.

Vera and family,
We were so sad to hear of Jerry’s passing . He will surely be missed in our Florida gathering.s . He was always so pleasant and. happy. He loved his fishing trips with the boys. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .at this very sad time .

Barb and Bernie Short

To Vera, Jennifer and Steve,
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Jerry’s sudden passing.
Hopefully, the wonderful memories you have of life with him will help you through this difficulty time.
Love and best wishes.
Phil and Lona Warren

Condolences to Vera, Jennifer, and Steve. Played a game of doubles with Jerry at Larch Park two weeks ago. He moved and played as well as ever. I know he is looking down and smiling that he won his last game on earth 7-5.

Vera, Stephen & Jennifer, I offer you my sincere condolences on the passing of a wonderful husband, father and friend. He was loved and admired by all who knew him and he always had the smile and the greatest hug ever. He will be missed by all. May your beautiful memories sustain you doing this sorrowful time. R.I.P. Jerry…another angel has gained there wings.

To Mrs. Bishop, Jennifer, Stephen & Family,
I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Bishop’s passing. It was obvious how he loved you all so dearly. Mr. Bishop had such a positive, upbeat spirit and it showed whenever you crossed his path!. My thoughts are with you during this time.
Lots of love,
Fluffy

I was saddened to learn of the passing of your father, Stephen. He was a lovely fella and he will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Dearest Vera and family,
Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear husband and father—-such a great loss.Al and I have been talking and reminiscing about Jerry all day.He was the soul of kindness and one always felt better after spending time with him.
God bless.
Nancy Green

Vera and Family
So sorry to hear of Jerry’s sudden passing. Jerry was a pleasure to be with whether it was golfing , salmon fishing or solving the problems of the day. A great guy.
Sincerely
Rick and Pauline Gill

Jennifer, Steve and Mrs. Bishop,
So very sad to hear the news of Jerry’s sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Mark Cook

Gerry will always be remembered !
He was tenacious but always fare. And great sense of humour! I enjoyed working and being associated with him!
Ian

I very saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was indeed a very prominent and respected person in the Professional Engineering and in the consulting engineering communities . I had the privilege of working with Jerry at several points along his long career. He will be truly missed

Vera and family, we were so very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. We have very fond memories of him and may you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have made together and shared by many.

Vera and family sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing he was a great person i worked on many Electrical projects that Jerry was involved in that goes back many years. May God have mercy on his soul.

From our family to yours, we send our sincere sympathies and condolences for your loss. We hope that you find some comfort in all the wonderful memories and stories being shared by those who knew him.

Sandra and Peter Bassan and Family

Dear Vera, Jennifer, and Stephen,

We were very saddened to hear about the passing of your husband and father. He was always the perfect example of a neighbour- quick with a smile and story to tell. If he was out in his garden our children would often ask if they could outside too, so they could “go play” with Mr Bishop.

We all will miss him dearly.

John and Hilary Cavanagh and family

Dear Vera and family.
Our deepest sympathy. It was great knowing Gerry, a quintessential gentleman and a friendly neighbour.
Jayshree and I will miss his his visits .
Vinod and Jayshree

Vera,
Robert & I are so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing . We send sincere condolences to you & your family.
Nancy & Robert Patten

Our sincere condolences on your sudden loss. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you. May he rest in peace.
Mike and Angela Stokes

So very sorry to hear that Jerry has passed away.: Sincere condolences to his family.

Vera and Family, we were saddened to hear of Jerry’s sudden passing . He was such a lovely man. Our sincerest condolences.

Norma and Don Hutchens

Vera & family, quite a shock to hear of Jerry,s passing . Knew him well from back in the 1950,s when we played baseball in grand falls. A professional catcher for sure when we won nfld. junior championships in 1955. He was always positive & a great “SMILER”. Beautiful memories as i look at our team picture from then & he with that smile .God Bless . MARY & BOB WALL

Our sincere condolences to Vera, Jennifer, Stephen and families.. Jerry was a wonderful person and so devoted to his family. May he rest in peace.

My dear Vera…so many happy tennis memories .. Yet another bright light gone.

Vera:
Our Deepest condolences to you and the family. The years working together and the wonder times traveling will be fond memories. He will be missed.

Vera & Family
I was saddened and surprised to hear of Jerry’s passing. I worked with Jerry on many projects over the years, and it was always a pleasure to do so.
In addition to his engineering ability, he had the personality that made him a great public relations person.
A really nice person is gone.
Don Rideout

Sorry to hear the news of Jerry’s death. May he rest in Peace. Tom Hickey

Vera , I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. I always enjoyed our conversations at church and remember the days you and Jerry would spend time with Bill and Jessie . May he rest in peace and all are in my prayers.

We are very sad for your loss. It was a pleasure and honour to know your wonderful father and husband.

Vera and family, We were shocked and saddened to learn of Jerry’s untimely passing. Jerry was truly a gentle man and a gentleman. May the many wonderful memories of your beautiful life together sustain you through this most difficult time. God Bless you and your family. Tom and Sheila Osborne

Jerry (or Bish as the family called him) lived a full life. He was taken too soon. Jerry always had a smile & a hug. and filled a room with his joy & love of life. I have some fond memories of him. He was very close to our family and often spoke of the Railway Road Crowd & told many stories of life way back when. Vera, Jennifer & Stephen, our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time. Like you, we will miss him dearly. God Bless.

Jennifer and family. My deepest condolences. I only met your dad a few times, but the thing I remember the most was his integrity. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time

Vera & Family,
We were shocked and saddened to learn of Jerry’s untimely passing. We last spoke at Kenneth’s Wake. My association with Jerry began at Tech, followed by Terra Nova Engineering, G. O. Bishop & Associates Ltd, & Bishop-Wong Engineering, and of course socially. He oft related that of all the contract work we did together there was never a signed contract – just verbal agreements that were always honored. May he rest in peace.

I was saddened to hear of Jerrys passing. I remember him from our days in GFA in Grand falls in the 1950s.
He was always ready to chat and was great at helping a fellow schoolmate with a math problem or give hints to playing baseball on the old field on church street. He and Graham Mercer were so good that they played ball with the senior team in the provincial baseball playdowns. He will be sorely missed by his family and by the community as a whole. RIP Jerry

Vera and family,
A beautiful tribute you have written. Jerry was indeed a smart and witty man with a kind and genuine nature. I always enjoyed Jerry’s visits to the office. It was well known by all that if Jerry was coming in the newspaper had to be there for him to stick around and read with a coffee after his meeting was complete. He always brought along his smile and had a great story to tell. Please find comfort in the stories and words being shared by so many. He will be deeply missed.

It was with a heavy heart that l read the sad news of Jerry’s passing. You didn’t have to be in Jerry’s company very long before you knew he was an exceptional person. My thoughts are with Vera and his family at this very difficult time and l pray you find comfort in the wonderful memories he left behind..

Vera, I was so sorry to hear the sad news of Jerry’s sudden passing. You both have been a special part of our lives for over fifty years when we all came to St. John’s to raise our families, build our cottages, and share the joys of friendship. I am sorry that I am in PEI and unable to be with the family, but I know that Jerry is being welcomed by his good friends, Frank, Dave, and Tom , in another realm of our amazing creation. My very deepest condolences to you, Vera, Jennifer, and Stephen.
Love
Patty

To Vera and Family,
So sorry to learn of Gerry’s passing. Brings back pleasant memories of long ago – to days of Nova Scotia Tech and Terra Nova Engineering!
Andy and Sue Crichton

To Gerry’s family,
Our deepest condolences to Vera, Jennifer and Stephen and this very difficult time.
He was a wonderful gentlemen whom I had the pleasure of knowing for many years.
God Bless you and your family.
Kathryn and Douglas Mason

Vera
Sorry for your trouble

To Jerry’s Family
I knew Jerry from the time we both served on the NOIA board, .many years ago.
He was always a strong voice for Newfoundland and his opinions always carried weight. He was very highly respected.
He was a true gentleman who always had a big smile and a great story.
My deepest sympathy to all the family,

Dave Crosbie

Gerry’s family,
My deepest condolence to you . God bless his soul and heal your souls in such a very hard time.
Rotarian, Esraa

Vera and family. We are sadden to hear of Jerry’s passing. He loved life and was a lot of fun on the golf course. Will miss him.

Vera and family, my deepest condolence to you and the family. Gerry will remain in my memory always as a friend. I will never forget the many years associated with maintenance of RCMP buildings and other related projects. Deeply sorry for your loss.

To Jerry’s Family,

It was with great sadness I read of Jerry’s passing. A true gentleman. Jerry gave me my first job at BFL Consultants when I graduated with my engineering degree and we remained close friends through the years. He always found time to stop and talk to me whenever our paths crossed. Also being from Grand Falls we were never short of conversation. Jerry will he missed.

Karen and Al Thomas

Vera, we were shocked to learn of Jerry’s passing. Our condolences to all the family. May your memories of such a wonderful man help comfort you in the days and weeks ahead.

To Vera, Jennifer, and Stephen.
We are so very sorry to hear about the sudden passing of Mr Bishop. He was an amazing man, father, and husband – and, of course, such a wonderful neighbor; always ready with a smile, a joke, a story. He was a dear friend to my mom and dad – and really, to all of us.

You guys were the last ones to arrive on our beloved little cul-de-sac – and for the last 40 years we were blessed to have your Dad come knocking at our door day after day, year after year, with some news, or some homemade jam or for a glass of wine or a game of golf. He was loved and will be dearly missed.

I know that all of Sydney Place is broken hearted today. Lots of love to you all and all our sympathy for such a terrible loss for your family.

Greg and I were really sad to hear of Jerry’s passing. We’ll miss his big smile and our conversations around the pool in Florida.

Special memories of our flight home together.

Take Care.

Karen and Greg Viscount

To Vera,Jenifer and Stephen. Sorry to here of Jerry’s passing. It was always a pleasure speaking with him and the stories he would share with us of the good old days in GFW. God Bless.

So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing, thinking of you all at this time.

Vera and family, very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He will be missed. It was always a pleasure to chat with him on the trail, golf course or a business meeting,. Gisele and I send our condolences.

Vera, of course Ginny and I were so shocked to hear of Gerry’s sudden passing “
We always enjoyed his engaging personality.
Ginny and I often talk of the dinner we had bought by the US oil people and what fun we had cooking for you all.
Please know we send our sympathies to you all. With much love,

Dear Vera, Jennifer, Stephen and families:

We were so sad to hear about Gerry’s sudden passing. He was a wonderful neighbour, friend and gentleman and we will miss his smile. We only hope that the wonderful memories you all must have will help you through this difficult time.

Very sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. Enjoyed painting for Gerry and Vera on Sidney Place and will miss our chats on sports of NL. One of the nicest men I ever met. My condolences to Vera and family.

Vera and Family,
My sincere condolences on Jerry’s passing. What an incredible life he had, so rich and leaving behind a remarkable legacy. I remember your many visits to Riverview Road. Jerry really enjoyed hearing stories about the family history from Uncle Gord and Sr. Gertrude. And Mom always so enjoyed seeing him. Mom often spoke about your cross province trip to Jerry’s graduation from Dalhousie. When I remember Jerry, I remember his big laugh, his curiosity and his respectful nature. I will be thinking of you all over the coming days.

Vera, and all your family,
We are so sad to hear of Gerry’s sudden passing.
He was such a wonderful and happy person who always had a smile and a hug to share along with all his stories.
Brian remembers his baseball years, in particular 1975 playing together with Jerry on the Fieldians and all the great games, golfing with him and Albert.
He surely will be missed. May all your wonderful memories help you in the days to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Vera, Jennifer, Stephen and families,
Lou and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Gerrys passing. He was a wonderful person and Lou thought highly of him having boarded with him at Mrs Joy’s up till the time we were married in 1965. We spent some great times together over the years. What a great smile he had and such a caring person. We know he will be greatly missed by all the family and anyone who knew him. Know you will all be remembered in our prayers . Take care of yourself Vera. With fond memories
Lou and Ann Power, Aurora Ontario

Vera my condolences to you and your family. Jerry hired my Dad. Walllace when he retired.He did not have to do that but that was the type of man Jerry was—-helping his fellow man.

Mrs. Bishop and family, we are very sorry to hear of Mr. Bishop passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I will always remember Jerry as a kind mentor from my childhood.

Vera & Family,
We were very saddened to hear of Gerry’s untimely passing. Every time I met Gerry, he had a smile and chuckle, and a “How are ya b’y”? He always made it a point to ask by name how our daughter was doing in school and had sincere interest in her success. That was Gerry!!!
Gerry was always friendly and highly respected by his employees. We will miss seeing him in Church. May his Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.
Leo & Linda Reddy

To Vera and family, so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and praying for you.

Vera and Family. So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Loved seeing you guys at Mixed in Grand Falls-Windsor.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you..

So sorry for your loss I remember Jerry well from school and the community.

Vera and family..so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing…have so many fond memories of years gone by. God bless!

Vera and family, I’m so very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Jerry’s obituary certainly describes a life well- lived and well-loved. My parents, Mary and Bill Carey, had great respect for Jerry and his dedication to his family. I’ll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Vera and Family, I am so saddened to hear of Jerry’s death! Sending lots of prayers your way at this very difficult time! Cathy O’Dell

Vera ,jennifer and Stephen our sincere condolences to you on Gerrys sudden passing, we always enjoyed his wonderful chats as he and you enjoyed your daily walks around the neighbourhood. Beautiful tribute to him as truly deserved, Sandra and Noel Conway

Vera, Jennifer, Stephen and all the Bishop Family. Deepest Sympathy to you all at this most difficult time. May his wonderful legacy give you the comfort and strength needed in your time of sadness. God Bless.

Dear Vera, Jennifer, Stephen & families,
We are so sad to learn of Gerry’s untimely death.. He was such a fine man and tremendous contributor to our community. He was a wonderful husband to you, Vera, and a wonderful father to Jennifer and Stephen, for whom nothing was ever too much trouble to do. I can’t ever remember running into him when he didn’t have that big smile and some little story to tell. Please accept our most sincere condolences.
Gordie & Eileen MacNab

Vera, Jennifer & Stephen we were so shocked& saddened to hear of Gerry’s passing, a wonderful man taken much tooearly. We had many great & lively chats with him down at the pool and also at the condo. He has left a great void in your hearts and will be missed dearly. May God give you comfort now and in the days ahead and May your wonderful memories help to ease your pain. He was such a lovely and warm man and we will always remember him fondly for his great stories and special hugs. We will keep him and all of you in our prayers. God bless. Harriet & Ed

Vera. My condolences to you and your family on the death of Jerry

So sad to hear of Uncle Gerry’s passing.Seems like yesterday Lil and I visited you in Florida. Although he had many accomplishments, I feel his greatest attribute was his devotion to his family. We will be thinking of you in the difficult days ahead..Love always Brian and Lil.

Dear Vera and family, with sadness we learned of Jerry’s passing. Our time spent with him will be remembered for his love of conversation, his kindness and his warm hospitality. May he rest in peace. Please accept our sympathy.
Alice and Michael Furlong

Vera, and family, please accept our sincerest condolences . You’ve lost a wonderful husband , father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed.

To Vera and family .. so sorry to hear of Jerry’s sudden passing .. Remember him so well from our high school years Handsome and smart , always kind and considerate .. .. well liked and looked up to by all his classmates. I am sure all the grads of GFA 1958 will be so sad to hear this news. May he rest in peace . Carol ( Granter ) Anstey

Please accept my deepest condolences on Gerry’s passing. I have fond memories of his visit to the Gander River fishing on 4 th pond with Frazer Edison and group.
Always a gentleman and full of life.
Sincerely,
Carla Blettner( Hancock)

Dear Vera and family, I am thinking of you at this time. .It has been awhile but one never. forgets Good people. . God Bless !

Vera, my condolences to you and your family. Jerry was such a great friend during our time at university. I often tell people the story in 1949 he decided to quit school but then we joined Canada and the Mounties found him and sent him back to school.
He also told the story of working in the summer at 16 and saw the men working in the heat and conditions, he decided even with the great pay he did not want to work in the mill after graduation from high school.
He was great fun at university and I have great memories. God rest his soul.

Jerry will truly be missed. Sorry to hear of your loss.
Matt and Joyce Shinkle

Vera & family. We were saddened to hear of Gerry’s sudden passing this week. Our sincere sympathy.

Elaine & Bob Young

I was saddened to hear of Jerry’s sudden passing .We were colleagues and friends for many years especially throgh NOIA. I grew up in Grand Falls in the same neighborhood …Valley Road and Railway Road.. He was a true gentleman and was well respected in his profession.. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him .

We wish to offer our thoughts and prayers to Gerry’s family on his passing. Whenever we met, he was always pleasant, engaging and upbeat. May He Rest In Peace.
Frank, Rosemary Galgay and family

Vera, Stephen, Jennifer and family. So sorry and saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. It was so nice to have had a chat to both of you on Thursday. We hope the fond memories you have of Jerry will give you strength and solace in the months and years ahead. Our sincere sympathy to all of you at this very difficult time.

Phil. & Cynthia Schwartz

Vera, Stephen, Jennifer and family. Our sincere condolences on Gerry’s sudden passing. Gerry was a very special person and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Sincerely Joan and Lorne

Our sincere condolences to Vera and family on your great loss! We remember Jerry as a hometown hero.! Always kind, friendly, talented and popular with everybody! He was one of a kind!
Bob and Barbara (Willar) Parsons

To Jennifer and Family,
I am deeply saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing.
Please accept my condolences .
Terry Walsh

Was saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing, he was an amazing man, the obit tells all, whenever we met I always was greeted by a warm, sincere hug. He shall be missed in countless areas and ways. Condolences to Vera and his family.

On Behalf of Philpott Children’s Tennis, a charity that Jennifer has supported in Toronto for many years, we would like to pass on our deepest condolences to the Bishop family. We wish you all the best in these tough times and hope that you are able to find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories you all share.

Vera and family – So sorry to learn of Jerry’s passing. I knew him from a very young age. He went to school with my brothers George and Gordon. At a dinner theatre some years back someone told him who I was. He came over and hugged me and told me how much he loved my mother and how she helped him get through school. Hoping all your wonderful memories help you through the difficult days ahead!
Regards, Liz and Bernard Waye.

Vera & Family,
I am torn to hear of Jerry’s passing!
My memories of the both of you have been most pleasant. Our lives were wonderful growing up in
Grand Falls and I’m sure Jerry provided a great and happy life for you.
I offer you my sincere condolences,,
Allan LeMoine.

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Gerry’s passing this week. The local tennis community will be forever grateful for Gerry’s dedicated and always enthusiastic support. Our sincere sympathy to Vera, Jennifer and Stephen.

To all of the family. So sorry to hear of Gerry,s passing. Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you.

Vera and family, our sincere condolences on Gerry’s passing, a man who made a positive difference while on this earth.We will always remember his infectious smile.
and always, warm greeting.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Vera, Jennifer and Stephen: and family. Saddened and shocked to learn of Jerry’s passing. He was a gentleman and always met me with a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Yes Gerry was a great ball player and a good friend to all of us for years I remember going to grand falls in the 50’s and 60s and also when I played with St pats & Feildians he was a true sportsman and great family man. He did a lot for his church. My sincere condolences to vet and the bishop family. Ron butler

Sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. I remember him well from GFA days. He was such a great personality. Our condolences to the family.

Our sincere sympathies to the family on Jerry’s passing.
Aubrey & Eleanor Bonnell

Vera & family, please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of a wonderful gentleman, Gerry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

Deepest condolences to the Bishop family.
Jim and Susan Adams

Vera, Jennifer, Steve and families
I am so very sorry for your loss
Vera, I will never forget the kindness you and Jerry showed towards Andrea when mom died so suddenly 30! Years ago.
You have so many years of wonderful memories. May they being you peace during this difficult time

Our deepest sympathy Vera. Jerry added lots of fun and laughs to our ‘couples bridge’, it won’t be the same without him. May happy memories bring you
comfort. Thinking of you, John and Elizabeth McGrath

Vera and Family. So sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing……he certainly contributed greatly to the Electrical Engineering discipline in NL in particular the Oil & Gas Industry. May the many memories you have of Gerry bring you peace. Best Regards

Vera, Jennifer and Stephen,

My deepest condolences on the passing of Gerry. It was always a pleasure to have a chat with him around Sydney Place.

All the best during this difficult time.

Our deepest condolences to the Bishop family.
He was a true gentleman and a great friend..

My Deepest sympathy to Vera & your Family, he was a good friend to me during my time at the Wilds. He will be truly missed. Pat Guitar

Vera and family,
We were very shocked and saddened to learn of Jerry’s sudden passing. He certainly lit up a room whenever we were in his company. Our son Nicholas immediately recalled their conversation on baseball and the catching tips Jerry had excitedly shared with him as Nicholas is also a catcher. Our sincere condolences to you
Lloyd, Ruby and Nicholas

To Vera and family,
Sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. A true gentleman.

Jim & Rosemary Wall

Vera, Jennifer, Stephen and family. Our sincere condolences on the passing of a wonderful person, a good friend and a great story teller. Gerry was one of the best! We will treasure our memories of our times together, either over a golf game or a great meal. Rest in Peace Gerry. Bishop. You will certainly be missed .

To Vera and family
We were so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a “one of a kind” gentleman and engineer.. I appreciated the privilege of working alongside Jerry at Agra and then Amec from 1998 to 2005. There was never a dull moment when Jerry was around!

Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Max and Beatrice Ruelokke

I was very saddened when I heard of Bish’s passing.
I’ve always enjoyed seeing him and talking to him. Now, I’ll miss that. So very sorry that he’s gone. He always enjoyed reminiscing about the old days. Gonna miss you, buddy.

To Vera and Family
So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing…. I always enjoyed being in Jerry’s company. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences.
Jerry Young

Jennifer and Family,
So very sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful Dad.
I remember him as such a kind man. We are thinking about you at this difficult time.
Kimberly, Scott, Anna, Kirk and Laura Edwards

To: Vera and Family:
So very sorry to hear of Jerry’s death. He was, “One Of A Kind”, who contributed hugely to his community and to the Province.
May he Rest Well.
Pat & Paula.

Vera, Jennifer, Steven & children
My thoughts are with you on the loss of a dear man. You have been blessed, to have had a kind, loving & thoughtful Husband, Dad & Grandpop in your lives for a long time. Jerry saw beauty in everything around him; he was admired & loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. As my next door neighbor for ~25 yrs, Jerry was always there to lend a hand or offer a spirited ‘how ya doin’ or ‘the snow got some cuttin’ morning query . A loyal man of the community & community service, he has left a lasting impression on many lives. God bless you all. Marie

Vera, we are shocked and saddened to learn of Jerry’s sudden passing. Jerry was great guy and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you a t this very difficult time. Sincerely, Kevin & Marie.

Sad to hear of Gerry’s passing. I can recall days playing street hockey with Gerry in Grand Falls in the fifty,s, and watching him playing baseball in theGFSA parking lot on High Street. Gerry would have me go in someone’s back garden to retreat the ball. I also remember general skating at Grand Falls statism where Gerry and Vera were class ice skaters Gerry was a model for us Jr High School kids to follow, a true leader and a gentleman always. Rest peacefully my friend. Monty Green

Vera,
So sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences.
Thinking of you.

Vera, Marge and I are in total shock at the news of the passing of your wonderful husband. He was and always will be a wonderful friend. We have nothing but great memories of our friendship.
God bless you and your family. Our prayers and love is with you at this very difficult time.
Much love from Marge and I.

My sincerest condolences, Vera.
An all too soon and sudden loss of a great guy .
Have known Gerry from school days in Grand Falls.
His was a heartwarming story, he achieved so much but also put back so much. Generous with his time and talents., Gerry has left this corner of the world a better place. Always upbeat, positive, and happy. Always proud to be from Grand Falls and never forgot his roots.
Of Gerry it can truly be said , “ His was a life well lived “
He made a difference .

Vera and family, we are so sorry to hear of the unexpected loss of a beloved husband, father and grandfather. I clearly remember Gerry’s outstanding ability as a baseball catcher in Grand Falls. I also really enjoyed our conversations at the luncheons over the last couple of years. He was a really nice, genuine person. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this challenging time. May he rest in peace. from Harold and Gerri Stapleton

Vera,Jennifer and Stephen
We are still in shock as I’m sure you all are. Bish, as we called him will surely be missed by all our family. 😢
We loved when he came to visit and talked about times from years ago or when we had family gatherings you were sure to hear a few stories.
We are sorry we will not be able to make the funeral but our hearts will be there with you all. Love you. God Bless.
Barbara Sheppard and Pam Gosse (Sheppard)

Vera, Jennifer and Stephen.
Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. Jerry was a very dear friend as you know He loved life , people and all things simple like partridgeberry jam. He will be missed in so many ways.
Thelma and Albert

So sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. He was a man who treated everyone with respect and he will be greatly missed. God bless you Gerry.

Vera, Jennifer, and Stephen. We were shocked to hear of Gerry’s passing on Sunday. He was always so happy and smiling. and very humble. Our sincere condolences on your loss..
Murray and Geraldine Chaplin

Vera and family.
Shocked and saddened at Gerry’s passing, just a few days ago we chatted and joked as you both went past my place on your daily walk. My relationship with Gerry goes back to 1974 when he was getting started with his Engineering company, and we worked together on a project that was to become the beginning of a long and wonderful social and work relationship.
Sincere condolences, Ivan

Thanks for the legacy you have left the tennis community, we will be forever indebted to you for all that you did to help us realize our dream of having a year round facility. He was always smiling and boy did he love a hard worker, he didn’t care what talent you had, but if you had the passion and desire to succeed, he was behind you. Thank you Jerry for your support over the years. I’ll never forget all the time spent around you growing up. You were an amazing and fun man to be around and talk too. I’ll miss you way more than words can describe.

Jennifer, Stephen and Vera, know that we all are thinking of you and wish we could show and express in person what your dad and amazing husband meant to us as a tennis community. His work will never be forgotten as long as I’m hear to tell the stories.

Vera,
So saddened to hear the news of the loss of your husband Gerry.
Condolences to you and your family, may he Rest In Peace.

Vera Jennifer and Stephen my condolences on your loss.I can’t think of Jerry without a smile on his face or more like a big grin.He did much for the Province and will be missed very much.

It was with complete surprise and shock that I learned of the sudden and unexpected passing of Gerry. To Vera, and his family, please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss.