Reverend Gerald Ross McFarlane
Visitation will be held on Sunday July 22, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, ON

Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow, ON
In Memory of
Reverend Gerald Ross McFarlane
March 31st, 1936 - July 16th, 2018

Place of Death

Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow, Ontario


Rev. Gerald McFarlane of Lucknow, passed away at Pinecrest Manor on July 16, 2018 at the age of 82. He was the beloved husband of the late Marion (Dagnall). Dear father of Laura & Jim Steffler of Holyrood, Mary-Jane & Fred Kelly of Nestor Falls, Gerald McFarlane (Joanne), and Jim McFarlane both of BC. Missed by his 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Survived by his siblings Bryant (Frances) McFarlane, and Sheila (Art) Ravn, of Hamilton. He is predeceased by his parents Harry, Laura, and Effie, and his granddaughter Katelyn Kelly. Gerry was a United Church minister, ordained in 1965. He retired from his last charge in Mount Forest in 2001, but continued to serve the community of Lucknow until very recently. He would at times lead services at Pinecrest Manor, and could often be found providing spiritual comfort to the other residents and their families. Visitation will be held at MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow on Sunday July 22, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home chapel on Monday July 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM. Rev. Peggy Kinsman officiating. Anne Pritchard organist. Interment at Greenhill Cemetery. Donations to the Lucknow United Church appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


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Message from Brian Howard2018-08-03 08:30:37


I had the opportunity of working with Rev Gerry McFarlane during the entire time he was the Minister at the Mount Forest United Church. Gerry loved joking, which never change even when I followed though on his to dare me to order a pizza during church (which we had pop with). Gerry had a great laugh and a passion for life. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Rev. McFarlane.

Message from Jennifer Weber & Family2018-07-19 23:02:35

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Rev. McFarlane.  I remember many times sitting and listening to his sermons.  Our condolences to the family.

Message from jim mcfarlane2018-07-19 10:01:59

rest in peace dad

Message from Bertha Ravn2018-07-18 22:02:22

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Message from Bob & Mary Dippel2018-07-18 20:55:42

Our sincere condolences on Gerry’s passing.  We missed him when he left Mount Forest. We enjoyed many discussions with him.

Bob & Mary Dippel

Message from Doug and Nancy Aitchison2018-07-18 18:13:44

So sorry to hear about Gerald.   Our thoughts and prayers are with the family

Message from Lillian Gohn2018-07-17 21:52:01

To Gerry's family,

Sorry to receive the sad news that your Dad passed away last evening.  I had the opportunity to work with your Dad when he ministered at Mount Forest, and when he served as President of Hamilton Conference and again when he was Chair of Bruce Presbytery. 

I hope you know you are not alone in your sorrow.  You are in our thoughts and we're wrapping you in the tighest hug of deep and heartfelt care.

My husband David sends along his condolences.

Blessings, Lillian Gohn, Secretary, Bruce Presbytery