In Memory of Kerry Winkler

Winkler, Kerry Alexander

November 11, 1962 – July 5, 2021

After a four-year battle with ALS, Kerry passed peacefully on July 5, 2021, in the arms of his family at his home in West Vancouver, B.C.

Kerry was born in Nanaimo, BC to Dale and Shirley Winkler. Along with his older sisters Barb and Lori, he was raised in a loving home full of music, laughter, friends and family. Kerry met his beloved wife Wendy at UBC. Kerry and Wendy loved to travel together, and recently celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary. Kerry was a loving father and role model to his two children, Melissa (27) and Ian (25).

Kerry was an avid golfer, hockey player, skier, and overall athlete. An outgoing and kind individual, he loved to socialize and enjoyed spending time and travelling with friends and family. Kerry led a successful and fulfilling career, which eventually led him to own and run his own business, ColdFront. After his diagnosis, Kerry used his strong leadership skills to advocate for ALS. He was a founding member of ALS Action Canada, a patient-led advocacy group pushing for faster access to ALS treatments and therapies in Canada. He also devoted his time to advocacy work for the ALS Society of BC to raise awareness for the disease.

To continue his legacy, the Winklers are accepting donations to the ALS Society of BC in the hope that one day there will be treatments and a cure for this devastating disease.