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Gerun, Alvin Michael

(October 11th, 2020)

June 8, 1942 – September 25, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Alvin Michael Gerun on September 25, 2020 in Nelson, BC.

He leaves behind his loving son, Michael (Lua) and grandchildren Hailee and Brayden, along with partner Gloria Ligget, brothers, Lloyd (Gladys) and Raymond, sister Debbie (Wayne) Wicheruk, nephews Mark (Tammy) and Trevor Wicheruk, niece Raelyn (Kaur) Pavnee and great nieces Isabell and Audrey.

Al was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and moved with his family to Cranbrook, BC in 1946. Upon graduation from Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook, he attended the University of British Columbia, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Geology, and later founded Gerex Developments company after working a long career in mining.

Al loved to read and enjoyed the nine winters he spent in Mesa, Arizona.

The family wishes to express their thanks to Dr. Malpass, Dr. Newth and Dr. Finch (Kelowna).

There will not be a funeral service at this time; a celebration of life will be announced at a later date. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s register at

As an expression of sympathy any donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society to honour Al’s life would be greatly appreciated.


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