In Memory of



Obituary for Jerry Boyko

After a lengthy illness Jerry Boyko passed away peacefully on Feb 10, 2023, in Winnipeg.

Jerry was pre-deceased by his father Steve, mother Jessie, brother Joe, sister Lorraine and the love of his life Patty in 2018.

Jerry will be forever remembered by his father his three sons Danny (Colleen), Tommy (Kimberly) and Tyrone. Nieces Geraldine and Debbie (Steven) and Nephew Larry. His eight grandchildren Travis, Zsara, Savannah, T.J., Zachary, Hannah, Quinn, and Isabella and one grandchild Cedar.

Jerry was a kind, generous person who combined hard work and a passion for his profession with a fun loving, huge sense of humour and a laid-back personality-that is unless he had a coupon or discount to a restaurant or hotel- then there was no stopping him.

Jerry entered this world on June 25,1939 in a red schoolhouse in the town of Redberry Sk. In 1942 his family purchased an acre of land by what is now St Vital Centre shopping mall. Steve, Joe and Jerry built the family home, and it is still owned and occupied by the family with Tyrone and Bella living there.

After graduating from Glenlawn collegiate, Jerry attended the University of Manitoba and received a PhD in Bio-Chemistry in 1967.

Following grad Jerry and his young family relocated to Van Nuys California where he was instrumental in the development of Redken Labs. At Redken he developed new hair products and often represented the company throughout North America with lecturing.

1970 saw a major shift in Jerry’s life as he returned to the University of Manitoba to study and ultimately gained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine.

Jerry had a long and distinguished career in the field of dentistry establishing a dental office in Ste Rose du Lac. He also served the communities of Skownan/Waterhen reserve and Ebb and Flow Reserve. Jerry finished his 30-year career working alongside son Danny at Fort Rouge Dental until his retirement 10 years ago.

Jerry was a very active person. In his youth he was a proud member of the St Vital Mustangs. Later on his passion turned to the gym and personal fitness, he was a member of a number of local gyms right up until his recent hospitalization.

Jerry was a lifelong fan of the Blue Bombers and the Jets. He spent many hours watching curling. Other hobbies included watching documentaries and scary movies. He enjoyed horror comic books and was an avid astronomer.

Jerry Boyko will always be remembered for his hard work, dedication, his sense of humour and his unconditional love and support to his family. His spirit will live on inside all of us and we are comforted knowing he has been reunited with his loving wife Patty.