‘Those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us every day’
Gerald “Jerry” Michael Hensel, beloved husband of Tracy, passed away at Riverview Care Centre on Thursday, February 23, 2023. Besides Tracy, Jerry is survived by his daughter, Jerri-Lynn Brown, her children, Kahler, Kinley (Rylly), and Kyren; Jeff (Kelly) Hensel, and their children, Lukas, Curtis, Blake, Andrew and Reagan; and Grant (Samantha) Knibbs, and their child, Blakely. He is also survived by his two brothers, Ron (Erica) Hensel and Harry (Val) Hensel and their families. Jerry was predeceased by his daughter, Stephanie (2003) and his parents, Jack and Lydia Hensel. Jerry was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta and raised in Medicine Hat. Jerry lived an adventurous life, always looking for the next business opportunity. During his life he owned a variety of businesses; a sporting good store, Moby Dick’s Fish and Chips, a crest shop and from there moved into car sales, eventually becoming the general manager at Big M Ford, until he found his true passion in being a bar owner. Burstall Bar was not just a business for Jerry, but a place where his love of collecting bar signs helped him create an oasis for people who became lifelong friends. His favorite place to be, besides the golf course, was in Montana where he spent as much time as possible. He was a child at heart and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Jerry loved to socialize, tell stories, play golf and have a drink with his friends. He was proud to be a member of “table six” at the Connaught Golf Club.
Please join us in a ‘last toast’ to Jerry at one of his favorite places, the Silver Buckle, from 2-4pm on Saturday, March 11, 2023.
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