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HWAY, Gerald “Gerry” Nickolas

Sept 5, 1940 — January 19, 2017

After a brave battle against sudden, brief illness, Gerry Hway left a space in this world and a bigger hole in our hearts on January 19, 2017. Gerry’s commitment to loving, caring and providing for his family was always a top priority for him. He was a devoted husband to his wife of 54 years, Beverley Hway (nee Morel), a caring father to Tracey Hway and Carrie Hway Courtney, supportive papa to Hayden, Carter and Finley, big brother to Bill Hway and Dan Hway and friend and golf buddy to many. Gerry is survived by his loving mother, Kathleen Hway of Timmins, Ont. He is predeceased by his father, Nick Hway. Born and raised in Timmins, Ont., Gerry and his new bride left their hometown for Toronto. There, he embarked on an exciting and successful career in international and Canadian commercial banking with Scotiabank. Later, he made a switch to investment financing with Corpfinance, which would lead him to his retirement and golf haven in Kelowna, BC. His passion for life was always evident through his vibrant smile, kind and generous heart, sense of humour and fair play and determination on the golf course. Gerry will be greatly missed and always loved. Memorial service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 565 – 10th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V5Z 9Z9. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”  

Service: Friday, January 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Location: Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for HWAY, Gerald “Gerry” Nickolas is scheduled for Friday, January 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • My sincerest condolences in the loss of Gerry. I knew him as a neighbour and fellow dog walker. Zoe kept him out and about with great regularity. He will be greatly missed here at Gallaghers.

    Condolence sent by: Audrey Carter on January 24, 2017 at 11:45 am

  • Our deepest condolences to Gerry’s wife, daughters & Bill, Dan & Mrs. Hway.
    We were so sorry to read of Gerry’s passing in today’s paper. May he RIP & hopefully the family will find comfort & support in their love for Gerry & each other. God bless.

    Condolence sent by: Guy & Carol Allen, Timmins, Ontario on January 25, 2017 at 4:53 am

  • Bev and family, we are so sorry to read of Gerrys passing. I’m sure you will have a lot of support from your girls. Zonie always told me how nice they are. We wish you peace and our prayers with you.

    Condolence sent by: Lorne and Gale Cook on January 25, 2017 at 6:35 am

  • I was saddened to read about Gerry today and wanted Bev to know that I often think about him. The picture above certainly captured his effervescent smile which I saw many times at the Bank and on the golf course. He was a wonderful person.

    Condolence sent by: Bill Menear on January 25, 2017 at 7:18 am

  • So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing.. I grew up with Jerry living on Second Ave in Schumacher and have many fond memories.

    Condolence sent by: Bob&joanne Rowe on January 25, 2017 at 12:30 pm

  • So sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing just today and my condolences go to the entire Hway family. He was so incredibly kind each and every time I interacted with him at the club, something I won’t forget. He must have walked past the Golf Shop 3-4 times a day and looked like he was loving every single minute of it! RIP sir…

    Condolence sent by: Jonathan Kadin on January 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm

  • So sad to hear of Mr. Hway’s passing. I remember him well from Mississauga.
    He was a great dad and so nice and kind to all of Tracey’s friends.
    He was a wonderful person and we know he will be very greatly missed.
    Hugz to the entire Hway family especially Tracey and Carrie. Hugz, Laura and James

    Condolence sent by: Laura Forth on January 25, 2017 at 4:12 pm

  • Our sincerest condolences to Bev and family. We are so sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. We have very fond memories of Gerry and Bev as our next door neighbours in Mississauga. Always a gentleman.
    John and Luba

    Condolence sent by: John and Luba Bostock on January 25, 2017 at 6:59 pm

  • Very sorry to get this news. We crossed paths in our working years several times from Timmins to Toronto to Calgary.Got started in Summers at McIntyre Mine.
    Very best wishes to Bev and family.

    Condolence sent by: Brian & Nancy Wherry on January 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm

  • Always lovely to chat with Gerry when he’d come to the farm for his morning eggs. Giving me tips to better my game on the course or the rancid game he’d had the day before. He had an infectious laugh, a great sense of humour and was so proud of young Finley. Ever the gentleman. He will be missed. Our deepest condolences to Bev, Tracey and family. With affection, Lesley, Michael

    Condolence sent by: Lesley Reid and Michael Coulthard on January 27, 2017 at 11:35 am

  • Gerry has moved on from this earth but not from the hearts of all who loved him….peace be with you all at this time.
    Mike and Sharyn

    Condolence sent by: Mike and Sharyn Karahan on January 28, 2017 at 4:47 am

  • I am saddened by Gerry’s passing. He was very kind to me at Bloor and Yonge, Toronto branch of Scotiabank when I came from England in 1972. After my initial training with him, we kept in touch from time to time and enjoyed the odd lunch together. Gerry was a fine gentleman. I extend deepest sympathy to Bev. and family.

    Condolence sent by: Lister Smith on January 28, 2017 at 9:29 am

  • Gerry was a positive influence at Schumacher High. A good athlete, a good friend to the gang and always with a warm smile. My deepest condolences to his family. He has left us with a rich legacy. Rest in peace Gerry.

    Condolence sent by: Wally Wiwchar on January 28, 2017 at 6:03 pm

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