Jerry passed away peacefully at LHSC – Victoria Hospital on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at the age of 76. Cherished husband of Joan (Dykes) Marshall for over 53 years. Proud father of Kathy and Scott Roth of Coldstream, and Jeff and Angela Marshall of Prospect Hill. Adored grandpa of Helena, and Lachlan Roth; Siera (Jared), Abigail, Aubrey, and Jackson Marshall. Dear brother-in-law of Valerie (Dykes) and Cliff Thomson and family, Ron Dykes and family. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless dear friends. Cherished nephew to several aunts and uncles. Predeceased by parents Richard and Dorothy (Craney) Marshall and brother, John Marshall (Betty).
He was a community leader in his remarkable 31 years on London Police Service, reaching the rank of Inspector. He was known for his larger-than-life personality, strong handshake, and genuine interest in people. Jerry’s second career as an entrepreneur led to the development of a flourishing tent rental business. He touched many lives as a mentor, hero in time of need, and man of steadfast honesty and integrity. His fierce determination and his love and dedication to family shone through in all facets of his life.
Visitation will be held at St. Marys Presbyterian Church, 147 Widder Street East, ST MARYS on Saturday, October 14th from 10:30 – 11:30 AM, where Jerry’s memorial service will be held at 12 noon. A reception and time to share stories with the family will be held following the service at the Pyramid Recreation Centre, 317 James Street South, St. Marys. Cremation has taken place and Jerry will be laid to rest at Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Donations to London Health Sciences Foundation or St. Marys Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family.