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July 16, 2018

Rev. Gerald "Gerry" Ross McFarlane of Lucknow died at Pinecrest Manor, July 16, 2018 at the age of 82. He was the beloved husband of the late Marion (Dagnall). Dear father of Laura and Jim Steffler of Holyrood, Mary-Jane and Fred Kelly of Nestor Falls, Gerald and Joanne McFarlane, and Jim McFarlane, all of British Columbia. Missed by his 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Survived by his siblings, Bryant (Frances) McFarlane, and Sheila (Art) Ravn, of Hamilton. He is predeceased by his parents, Harry, Laura, and Effie; and his granddaughter, Katelyn Kelly. Gerry was a United Church minister, ordained in 1965. He retired from his last charge in Mount Forest in 2001 but continued to serve the community of Lucknow until very recently. He would, at times, lead services at Pinecrest Manor, and could often be found providing spiritual comfort to the other residents and their families. Visitation will be held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, Sunday, July 22, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held in the funeral home chapel, Monday, July 23, 2018, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Peggy Kinsmen officiating, and Anne Pritchard as organist. Interment, Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow. Donations to the Lucknow United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences and memorial information at