Gerald SHACKLETON

SHACKLETON, Gerald A.
April 4, 1935 – July 20, 2023.

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Gerald A. Shackleton. Known to his loved ones as Gerry, he was not only a devoted and loving husband but also a cherished son, brother, and friend. Gerry’s gentle and often cheesy sense of humor brought much joy to his thirteen grandchildren. The memories we shared with him will forever bring a smile to our faces. Above all, Gerry’s profound love for his wife of 68 years, Joan, and his family was unrivaled. Golf was another one of his great passions, and he pursued it with enthusiasm, playing on countless courses in various locations. Even when he was unable to play, he continued to engage with the sport, reminiscing about the wonderful days he spent on lush green courses. Gerry left an indelible impact on everyone he crossed paths with, a testament to the richness of his life. He embraced each day with gratitude, fully aware of the numerous accomplishments, travels, and celebratory moments that had filled his long and remarkable journey. We feel immensely blessed to have had him grace our lives. A private family service to celebrate Gerry’s life will be held. For those wishing to view and share photos, condolences, and memories of Gerry, please visit http://www.choicememorial.com.

SHACKLETON, Gerald A.
April 4, 1935 – July 20, 2023.

It is with immense sorrow that we bid farewell to our dear father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Gerald A. Shackleton. Fondly known as Gerry, he embodied the role of a devoted and caring husband, son, brother, and friend. His soft-spoken nature and a brand of humor that often tickled the cheesy side entertained his thirteen grandchildren to no end. The treasure trove of memories he etched in our hearts will forever bring warmth to our souls. Gerry’s love for his wife of 68 years, Joan, and his family knew no bounds. Golf, too, held a special place in his heart, compelling him to seek new experiences on the green. Even in his twilight years, as his game took a backseat, he found solace in conversations about golf, transporting himself back to the glorious days spent on magnificent courses. Every person Gerry encountered felt the impact of his presence, a testament to a life lived meaningfully. Appreciating each day as a gift, he reveled in the realization that he had lived a long and remarkable life, filled with achievements, explorations, and joyous celebrations. We are indescribably fortunate to have had him enrich our lives. The family will hold a private service to commemorate Gerry’s life. For those interested in viewing and sharing photos, offering condolences, and reliving memories of Gerry, please visit http://www.choicememorial.com.

SHACKLETON, Gerald A.
April 4, 1935 – July 20, 2023.

Our hearts are heavy with sorrow as we mourn the loss of Gerald A. Shackleton, a beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Gerry, as he was affectionately known, leaves behind a legacy of unwavering devotion and love as a husband, son, brother, and friend. His quiet demeanor and delightfully corny sense of humor never failed to charm his thirteen grandchildren. The countless memories we shared with him will forever bring a smile to our faces. Paramount in Gerry’s heart was his enduring love for Joan, his wife of 68 years, and his cherished family. Golf held a special place in his life, and Gerry played the game with passion, exploring numerous courses in different locations. Even after he could no longer participate, he found joy in observing the sport, reliving the cherished moments spent on vibrant green fairways. Gerry’s ability to leave a lasting impression on all those he encountered is a testament to the profound impact of his well-lived life. With a profound appreciation for each day, he recognized the numerous accomplishments, adventures, and jubilant festivities that colored his long and remarkable journey. We are truly blessed to have had him grace our lives. A private family service will be conducted as a celebration of Gerry’s life. To view and share photographs, extend condolences, and reminisce about cherished memories of Gerry, kindly visit http://www.choicememorial.com.

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