Gerry Van Achte passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep on Friday April 17, 2015 at age 65.
Born in Winnipeg in 1949, Gerry ultimately moved to the Comox Valley to start and raise his family. He had called Courtenay home since the mid 70’s.
He will be lovingly missed by his long-time companion Caroline Diebolt and her son Theo Biggs (Barb), his children Scott Van Achte (Lyndsay), Erin Van Achte (Jan) and his grandchildren, Emma, Ethan & Asher.
Gerry was retired from his career at BC Ferries. He loved to bowl twice a week and also enjoyed horseshoes, gardening, fishing and cooking. He was a loving man who cared deeply for his friends and family.
Gerry will be greatly missed by his family & friends.