February 25, 1925 – February 15, 2017
at the age of 91 years
An Open House to celebrate Arnie’s life will be held on February 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW, Salmon Arm.
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Arnold Gerlinsky on February 15, 2017 at Bastion Place, Salmon Arm B.C. He was born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan on February 25, 1925 and died at 91 years of age. He is survived by his son Gary Gerlinsky, (Rose), grandson Ajay Gerlinsky (Ashley), granddaughter Joy Gerlinsky, great granddaughters Rylee, Tori, and Sierra. He also leaves behind his brothers Ed Gerlinsky, Alfred Gerlinsky, John Gerlinsky (Madeline), sister Clara Freistadt and many nieces, nephew and extended family.
Arnold was predeceased by his wife Mabel, his brother Tony (Janet), father Valentin, mother Cecilla, sister Marie in infancy as well as his great grandson Nash.
A Heavy Duty Mechanic by trade, he was a proud 50 year union member of the IUOE local 225 and recently received his 50 year watch of which he was very proud. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge and had a passion for square dancing and old cars, particularly Studebakers. He was a member of several square dance clubs in Kamloops, Chase and Blind Bay. He was also a member of the Studebaker Drivers Club and enjoyed driving around B.C. to various meets. Most of all he enjoyed the people of these two groups. His last years were spent at Bastion Place as his dementia had taken away his abilities and memories to cope on his own anymore. The family would like to thank the staff of the secure ward at Bastion Place for the love and caring he received there and Dennis and Gary who served him in many ways.