Obituary of Gerald "Gerry" Heise
April 22, 1928 – June 25, 2018
Son of the late William Heise and the late Esther Kauffeldt. Beloved husband of Barbara of sixty-four years. Loving father of Cathy Sharpe (Tim), Dawn Ebert (Glenn) and Steven Heise (Marcia). Much loved Grampa of Terri-Lynn Bayford, Franklin Clarke, Jonathan Clarke, Kara Kalvapalle, Kirk Ebert, Alix Heise and Connor Heise. Cherished great-grandfather of Victoria St. Micheal, Daniel Dupuis, Archer Ebert, and Avika Kalvapalle. Dear brother of Margaret Harrod, Mildred Heise, Edith Bandy predeceased by brother Merrill Heise and sister Goldie Hogan. Gerry began his career at Kenwood Mills in 1944 and retired 45 years later, beginning his career in the Weave Room and retiring as a Certified Millwright. He was a volunteer with St. John Ambulance from 1948 until 2004 and received numerous certificates of service and a medal from the Queen for service and dedication. Gerry was an avid golfer, member and shareholder of the Arnprior Golf Club and a hunter. He loved Music, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and was an amazing dancer who could jive with the best of them. Some of Gerry’s biggest smiles came from winning a good game of euchre and some of his angriest moments usually started with “that’s not According to Hoyle”, a phrase those close to him will always remember. A meal never started without his hallmark grace that everyone in the family can surely repeat. He will remain in the hearts and minds of his entire family and all of his friends. Friends are invited to join the family during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Thursday morning, June 28th from 9:30 to 11:15. A tribute to Gerry will follow in the Pilon Family Chapel at 11:30. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. In memory of Gerald, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation would be appreciated.