It is with great sadness we report the passing of long time member Gerry "The Jar" Junkin.
Gerry Junkin passed away peacefully on September 12, 2016 in Scarborough, Ontario, at the age of 91. Gerry will be greatly missed by his wife Marjorie whom he married in 1950, daughters Debbie (Steve MacKay) and Lori (Glen Sheffield), his grandchildren Ryan MacKay and Lindsey Della Mora (Michael Della Mora) and great-grandson Luke Della Mora. Gerry was born in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, but moved to Scarborough at just 16 years old to play hockey. Hockey would continue to dominate Gerry's life as he continued to play well into his later years after playing in the American Hockey League for professional teams such as the Hollywood Wolves and the Boston Olympics. Gerry was a regular at the monthly NHL old timers hockey lunch in Markham at Shopsy's, where he has a permanent chair in his honour engraved with his name. Gerry’s career included working as a Technical Engineer for Ontario Hydro until his retirement in 1983. Gerry then enjoyed a second part time career as a Toronto Court Clerk until he completely retired to focus on playing golf at Whitevale Golf Club. It was at Whitevale where Gerry earned his nickname "The Jar" for jarring the ball in the hole. Gerry was universally loved around Whitevale Golf Club where he played from 1973 until just recently where he continued to hold senior honorary membership. The family will be hosting a celebration of life gathering on Sunday, October 16th at Whitevale Golf Club (2985 Golf Club Rd., Whitevale, Ontario L0H 1M0), from 1 until 4 p.m., with some special memories being shared by the family starting at 2 p.m. If desired, memorial donations made out to Ontario Minor Hockey Foundation, 25 Brodie Drive, Unit 3, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3K7, would be appreciated by the family. More information is available at http://www.hockeyfoundation.ca/waystogive.pdf or by calling 905-780-6642. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=gerald-junkin&pid=181412731#sthash.p1xk1OTL.dpuf