Jerry Richard Hertzberg

15-Jun-1962 - 12-Apr-2019

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Jerry Hertzberg


Jerry Richard Hertzberg (Sailor Jerry, Opa) passed away early on Friday morning, April 12, 2019 in his 57th year. Beloved husband to Joan Lacroix and loving father of Travis Moreau (predeceased.) Greatest grandfather to (Opa) to Teagan and Tatianna. Son of Margaret Gugic and Harry Hertzberg (predeceased.) Brother of Johnny Gugic. He will be remembered for his kindness, warm heart and his beautiful smile. Jerry will be greatly missed. A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Penetanguishene Arena / Brian Orser Hall. 

No more a Watch to stand, Old Sailor
You are outward bound on an ebbing tide.
Eight Bells has rung, and last Watch done.
Now a new berth waits you on the other side.

Your Ship is anchored in God's Harbor.
And your Shipmates, sailors of the Lord.
Are Mustered on the deck to greet you.
And pipe you as you come aboard.

Her boilers with full head of steam.
Cargo stowed and Galley stored.
Just waiting to get underway.
When the last Hand comes aboard.

Look sharp, that Hand is you, Old Sailor.
And you'll be sailing out on Heavenly Seas.
May the wind be ever at your back.
Fair weather, and God speed!

Funeral Details

  • Celebration of Life

    Penetanguishene Arena & Brian Orser Hall

    Event Times:

    28-Apr-2019 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Posted by Brian Somerville | 27-Apr-2019

Dear Hertzberg Family! I am sorry to hear about your loss. Jerry was a great man! we work together years ago. May God give you all strength during you time of grief. My deepest sympathy and condolences. Peace be with you. Brian

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Posted by Sylvia Bumstead | 25-Apr-2019

Joan - my sincere condolences for your loss. Jerry was not only a fondly remembered employee (Huronia Alarms), but a dear friend to me. I will always remember his big smile and warm heart.

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