Gerry Holley (Bear) passed away February 27, 2017 at the age of 74 in Kamloops, BC.
He is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Anne Marie (Chris) and son, David. Gerry is survived by his brothers, Mike (Suzanne), John (Debbie), and his sisters Maureen, Patricia, and Rosemary, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins.
Gerry was born on October 2, 1942 and grew up on Townsite Road in Nanaimo, BC. He moved to Kamloops in 1965 to start a job at the Kamloops Pulp Mill. He held many jobs within the mill, and retired as the Fire Chief and Supervisor of Security for Weyerhaeuser Pulp Mill after 33 years.
He liked to fish (freshwater, ice, fly, ocean), tie his own flies, hike, BBQ, cook, golf, listen to old time country music, and he volunteered as a firefighter and scuba diver for the Valleyview Fire Department. Gerry loved animals, especially his boyhood dog and family cat.
The family would like to thank Dr. Sigalet, Dr. Burgmann, staff on 5N and Emergency at RIH, and Kamloops Hospice for their kindness and excellent care of Gerry. There is no service at request of Gerry. In lieu of flowers, please donate to BC SPCA. Condolences may be offered online at DrakeCremation.com or #9-602 Browne Rd, Vernon, BC V1T 7M1
Gerry’s stories and laughter will be missed by his buddies at Duffy’s. You will forever be in our hearts Dad!Print This Obituary & Condolences