Gerlinsky, Gary Arnold

June 13, 1954 – September 12, 2021
at the age of 67 years:

It is with great sadness we announce that Gary A. Gerlinsky (Salmon Arm, BC), passed away on September 12, 2021, at the age of 67.  Gary is survived by his wife Rose, son Ajay (Caylee), daughter Joy (Ross), 3 grandaughters and a grandson. Gary was born in Thunder Bay Ontario,and is predeceased by his parents Mabel and Arnold. He was loved by family, relatives, friends and co-workers.

Gary retired from ABC Transmission in Surrey in 2018 as a mechanic and charge hand, and was thoroughly enjoying each retirement day.  He was a member of International Association of machinist and Aerospace Workers, Lodge #692.   He belonged to the Studebaker Drivers Club Inc.and was restoring and driving his 61 Studebaker truck with great passion.  He was a member of the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church and volunteered with the Red Cross in Salmon Arm.

The family extends thanks to everyone for their love, prayers and expressions of condolence.   Gary will be remembered as a loving, quiet, caring, gentle, hardworking husband, father, grandfather, uncle, co-worker and friend.

A small gathering will be held @ lpm October 8th at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Avenue SW, Salmon Arm.  COVID protocols will be in place


  1. Dear Rose and family,
    I am surprised to hear of Gary’s passing, and extend my condolences to you and your family. As a co-worker, Gary was a fine and quiet man, hard to get to know. It was nice to finally get him to talk about himself and your families.
    Take care of yourself and accept my deepest sympathy.
    Best wishes,
    Christine Humphrey

  2. Dear Rose, Ajay, Joy & Families.
    Words still cannot sufficiently express my deep sense of loss at the sudden passing of my dear cousin, Gary; your beloved husband, father and grandpa . Gary’s love for his wife & family, and his pride in each of you was so apparent and I hope you take comfort in knowing that.
    I know you’ll be sharing many memories in the days and weeks ahead. They will surely bring both laughter and tears, and I pray they bring you peace as well. I offer my love and prayers for each of you as you navigate through this difficult time of grieving.

    With love,
    Claudette Schulte

  3. Dear Rose, Ajay and Joy,
    We were so sorry to hear about your loss, and I’m sure it came as a great shock to you and your family. Linnea and I want to extend our sincere sympathy and to wish you God’s peace and strength during this difficult time. Please be assured that you are in our prayers. We are thankful that Gary was a man of faith in his Lord Jesus Christ, and we place our hope in the words of our creed: we believe in the Holy Christian Church, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.

    In Christ,
    Richard and Linnea Brown

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