Gerald Douglas "Jerry" Gilbertson (1950 - 2017)

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GILBERTSON, Gerald 'Jerry' Douglas
1950-2017
It is with great sadness that the family of Gerald 'Jerry' Douglas
Gilbertson announce his passing. Jerry was born and raised in
Moose Jaw, Sask., and in 36 years living in Cochrane, his love
for the Saskatchewan Roughriders never wavered. He was
tireless in his volunteer efforts - a minor-hockey manager and
ice-scheduler, a minor-baseball president and umpire, a fixture
at school fundraising events and the guy in the Santa Claus
costume at staff parties and other Christmas celebrations. He
loved to cook, always enough for two days worth of leftovers,
and also enjoyed music, getaways to the lake, golf, curling and
later his walks with the boys. Jerry's family - Marcia, his kids Wes
(Theresa) and Kendra (Mat), his brother Ken (Lynne) and his nieces and nephews - will
cherish the memories of his delicious home-cooked meals, his laugh and his love for the
holidays, especially ones that you could dress up for. His kids will always be grateful that
he assembled that trampoline immediately after bringing it home, even though it was
pouring rain.
Family and friends will gather for a celebration of Jerry's life at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6,
at the Cochrane Lions Club Event Centre. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be
made to 1835 House/Recovery Acres Society in Calgary or consider honouring Jerry's
legacy by volunteering in your community.
Condolences may be left for the family at
www.cochranecountryfuneralhome.com
Arrangements in care of Cochrane Country Funeral Home
403-932-1039.
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Cochrane Country Funeral Home
#6, 402 Railway Street West
Cochrane, AB T4C 2B6
(403) 932-1039
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Published in The Cochrane Eagle on Oct. 5, 2017