Gerard Jean Paul Levasseur Edmonton, Alberta Obituary

Gerry Levasseur

<p>Gerard Jean Paul Levasseur, a pillar of the community, a man of generosity and passion, left this world on May 9, 2024, at the age of 90, leaving behind a legacy of love and entrepreneurship. Born in June 1933, in Edmonton, Gerry's journey through life was marked by an unwavering commitment to his family, work, and community. Gerry's life was a testament to the power of love and dedication, and he left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew him.</p><p><br></p><p>He was a devoted husband to his beloved wife, Helga; and a guiding light to his children, Lisa Jeannette Levasseur and Gerard Phillipe Levasseur (and wife Lorna). His love extended to his grandchildren, Cashelle and Liam Levasseur; as well as his step-grandchildren, Scott, Jared, Carson, and Darah. His sisters, Marion LeFebvre and Jeannette Boyle, will remember him as their beloved brother.</p><p><br></p><p>He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Eveline Levasseur; and sisters, Florence Longpre, Isabelle Ravicchio, and Gertrude Matthews.</p><p><br></p><p>A lifelong entrepreneur, Gerry's business acumen was only matched by his leadership abilities. His innovative spirit and keen insight were the driving forces behind his successful ventures and his influence on all of the people that worked for him over the years. Gerry was deeply involved in various associations including Rotary, where he shared his knowledge, mentored young entrepreneurs, and advocated for the growth and development of his community.</p><p><br></p><p>Gerry's interests were as diverse as his talents. His family, especially his wife, children, and grandkids, were the center of his universe. He found joy in the company of dogs and horses, and his passion for cars was more than a hobby—it was a reflection of his appreciation for craftsmanship and the thrill of the journey. These interests were not merely pastimes; they were avenues through which Gerry connected with others, sharing experiences and laughter - while creating memories that would last a lifetime.</p><p><br></p><p>Those who had the privilege of knowing Gerry would describe him as a man of boundless energy and generosity. His willingness to help others, to give of himself without expecting anything in return, was one of his most admirable qualities. He was passionate in all his endeavors, infusing every project with an enthusiasm that was contagious. Above all, Gerry was loving—a man whose heart was as open as his arms, embracing friends, family, and strangers alike.</p><p><br></p><p>Let us remember Gerry not with sorrow, but with inspiration. He showed us that a life well-lived is one filled with love, passion, and generosity. His legacy is not one of material wealth, but of the rich relationships he cultivated and the positive impact he had on those around him. Gerry's story encourages us to live fully, to love deeply, and to lead with passion.</p><p><br></p><p>Gerry's journey may have come to an end, but the path he forged remains for us to follow. May we walk it with the same integrity, joy, and love that he did. In our hearts and in our actions. His spirit will continue to thrive, guiding us toward a future as bright and promising as the one he envisioned.</p><p><br></p><p>As we bid farewell to this remarkable man, let us carry forward the lessons he taught us through his example. Let us embrace our loved ones tighter, pursue our passions with fervor, and extend our generosity a little further. In doing so, we honor the memory of Gerard Jean Paul Levasseur, a man whose life was a blueprint for making the most of the time we are given.</p><p><br></p><p>The family will have a Private Service and Interment. A Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date to be announced.</p><p><br></p><p>In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the<a href="//secure.e2rm.com/registrant/donate.aspx?eventid=157514&amp;langpref=en-CA&amp;Referrer=https%3A"> Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;(#306, 10430 61 Avenue&nbsp;Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2J3).</p><p><br></p><p>Arrangements entrusted to <a href="//www.connelly-mckinley.com/locations/downtown-main-office">Connelly-McKinley Downtown Funeral Home</a>.</p><p><br></p>
May 9, 202405/09/2024
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Gerard Jean Paul Levasseur, a pillar of the community, a man of generosity and passion, left this world on May 9, 2024, at the age of 90, leaving behind a legacy of love and entrepreneurship. Born in June 1933, in Edmonton, Gerry's journey through life was marked by an unwavering commitment to his family, work, and community. Gerry's life was a testament to the power of love and dedication, and he left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew him.


He was a devoted husband to his beloved wife, Helga; and a guiding light to his children, Lisa Jeannette Levasseur and Gerard Phillipe Levasseur (and wife Lorna). His love extended to his grandchildren, Cashelle and Liam Levasseur; as well as his step-grandchildren, Scott, Jared, Carson, and Darah. His sisters, Marion LeFebvre and Jeannette Boyle, will remember him as their beloved brother.


He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Eveline Levasseur; and sisters, Florence Longpre, Isabelle Ravicchio, and Gertrude Matthews.


A lifelong entrepreneur, Gerry's business acumen was only matched by his leadership abilities. His innovative spirit and keen insight were the driving forces behind his successful ventures and his influence on all of the people that worked for him over the years. Gerry was deeply involved in various associations including Rotary, where he shared his knowledge, mentored young entrepreneurs, and advocated for the growth and development of his community.


Gerry's interests were as diverse as his talents. His family, especially his wife, children, and grandkids, were the center of his universe. He found joy in the company of dogs and horses, and his passion for cars was more than a hobby—it was a reflection of his appreciation for craftsmanship and the thrill of the journey. These interests were not merely pastimes; they were avenues through which Gerry connected with others, sharing experiences and laughter - while creating memories that would last a lifetime.


Those who had the privilege of knowing Gerry would describe him as a man of boundless energy and generosity. His willingness to help others, to give of himself without expecting anything in return, was one of his most admirable qualities. He was passionate in all his endeavors, infusing every project with an enthusiasm that was contagious. Above all, Gerry was loving—a man whose heart was as open as his arms, embracing friends, family, and strangers alike.


Let us remember Gerry not with sorrow, but with inspiration. He showed us that a life well-lived is one filled with love, passion, and generosity. His legacy is not one of material wealth, but of the rich relationships he cultivated and the positive impact he had on those around him. Gerry's story encourages us to live fully, to love deeply, and to lead with passion.


Gerry's journey may have come to an end, but the path he forged remains for us to follow. May we walk it with the same integrity, joy, and love that he did. In our hearts and in our actions. His spirit will continue to thrive, guiding us toward a future as bright and promising as the one he envisioned.


As we bid farewell to this remarkable man, let us carry forward the lessons he taught us through his example. Let us embrace our loved ones tighter, pursue our passions with fervor, and extend our generosity a little further. In doing so, we honor the memory of Gerard Jean Paul Levasseur, a man whose life was a blueprint for making the most of the time we are given.


The family will have a Private Service and Interment. A Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date to be announced.


In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories  (#306, 10430 61 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2J3).


Arrangements entrusted to Connelly-McKinley Downtown Funeral Home.


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