Obituary of Gerald "Jerry" Jackson
It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Gerald (Jerry) Jackson at the age of 74. Loving partner and soulmate for 39 years to Karen Iseppon; a devoted son to the late Floyd and Royetta; dear brother of Roger "Busher" and the late Randy; cherished uncle of Randi Shapiro (Chesley) and Little C.J. He will be sadly missed by his fur babies Koalie and Harmony affectionately known as "Kitty Kat Kitler".
Jerry worked by his father’s side for over 30 years, owning the distributing rights of Dream Walking Nylons and Beau Craft Greeting cards throughout Southern Ontario. Jerry studied Speech and Drama under the esteemed Sandra Cannon with The Royal Conservatory of Toronto where he excelled and received several awards. He would later return to college to take a course in digital photography, becoming the top of his class.
Always seeking a new adventure, Jerry spent the better part of a year filming YouTube videos of Niagara Falls' attractions where he had a natural knack of narrating, amassing thousands of views. He will be most fondly remembered for his incredible musical talent, performing gigs for decades throughout Ontario, Boston and Miami.
A day didn’t go by where he didn’t practise his beloved guitar or belt out a honky-tonk tune on his harmonica. And if not strumming, Jerry could always be found with a pen in hand to write out his countless lyrics, many of which he incorporated into his original compositions, recording several in the studio. A published poet, Jerry was never lost for words.
His off-the-cuff humour, clever wit and charm will be greatly missed by his fellow musicians, cousins and too many friends to count.
Upon Jerry’s wish, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services in Niagara Falls. A celebration of Jerry's life will be announced shortly.
If desired, donations in his memory can be made to Toronto Sick Kids or the Greater Niagara Humane Society would be greatly appreciated as these were close to Jerry’s heart.
Jerry would always sign a greeting card or message with the words, “ROCK ON”.
So, Rock On, Jerry! Entertain the Heavens. We will miss you.
There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.
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