February 19, 1951
August 11, 2023
Gerald George Lukaniuk, known lovingly as “Score,” peacefully passed away on August 11, 2023, at the age of 72 while staying at his daughter’s residence. He was a cherished father to Miranda, Ariel (Andrew), and Conrad and a proud grandfather to Loki. Survived by his brother and best friend Mark (Lema), he was preceded in death by his parents, George Rushka Lukaniuk (1981) and Leona Anne Lukaniuk nee Holowick (1979). He will be deeply missed by his nephew Todd (Katie), nieces Lara (Kyle) and Nora, and their children Amelia, Elias, Henrietta, Edith, and Neeve. Additionally, his long-time close friend Melanie Johnson, numerous cousins, and a vast network of people mourn his loss.
Gerry attended St. Pius X elementary and Ste. Anne’s High School in Tecumseh, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Underground newspaper. He went on to obtain an Honors BA in Communication Studies from the University of Windsor. During his time there, he gained recognition for his Uptight column in the Lance newspaper, where he tackled various student and faculty issues. As an entrepreneur, he founded the Windsor Community News Service and edited the Windsor Sun. Later, he relocated to Toronto and worked as a Business Analyst and Reporter for Dunn and Bradstreet. Additionally, Gerry’s business, “Scoreworks,” specialized in creating Special Effects for movies and events. In recent years, he actively contributed to the film industry as a member of the IATSE union.
Gerald possessed an incredible talent for writing and a vast knowledge of subjects such as science, mathematics, and literature. His social media presence grew so extensively that he exceeded the 5,000 friend limit, resulting in the need for a second account. Notably, while residing at the Performing Arts Lodge, he initiated a food bank for residents and distributed freshly baked bread to those in need within the lodge and homeless shelters in Toronto. His compassionate actions brought nourishment and joy to countless individuals. Gerry’s genuine concern for others was evident in his interactions, as he received warm greetings from many during his regular walks. Furthermore, his legendary dance moves at the El Mocombo will forever be remembered. He readily extended his assistance to anyone in need, never hesitating to lend a helping hand.
On August 15th, an indigenous ceremony, overseen by Circle Dancing Eagle (George Bird), took place in Toronto to commemorate Gerry’s life. On November 4th, Gerry’s remains will be laid to rest alongside his parents at Ste. Anne’s Cemetery, followed by a memorial service. Additional celebrations of his life will be held in Toronto at a later date, where stories of his adventures will be shared, entertaining listeners for years to come. In his new, astounding form, Gerry’s journey continues across the universe.