On Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Gerard “Jerry” Gervais of Lac La Biche, AB passed away at the age of 66 years, after a long and courageous battle with his health. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Florence Gervais; his brother, Richard; and sisters, Priscilla (Danny) and Valerie. Gerard will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Michelle (Jeff), Nicole, Renee (Ray); son, Robert; grandchildren, Cole, Preston, Wyatt, Keanin, Dakota and Jayce; sisters, Angeline (Albert), Doreen (Joe); sister in law, Rita; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends. Dad was born on October 28, 1952, was raised in LacLaBiche and at a young age moved to Edmonton, AB. Returning to his roots in LacLaBiche, he bought land in order to fulfil his life long dream of building a home with his own two hands, which he accomplished by doing much of the work himself. He loved his family; his dear friend, Brenda; his home; his two dogs, Coco and Poot; and his cat and her kittens. Coco and Poot were devoted to him and the protectors of the acreage from all sorts of wild life. He loved his community, Normadeau, had many friends and neighbours, all who helped and supported him when he fell ill – they and the community meant so much him.
Public Visitation on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Mission View Funeral Chapel in Lac La Biche, AB.
Prayer Service on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:30pm at Mission View Funeral Chapel in Lac La Biche, AB with Fr. Aureus Manjares officiating.
Funeral Service on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 1:00pm at St. Catherine Catholic church in Lac La Biche, AB with Fr. Aureus Manjares officiating. Interment followed in the Normandeau Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Cole Ivanochko, Preston Ivanochko, Jeff Russell, Ray Harris, Alex Cameron, Corey Jodoin, Robert Gervais.
A celebration of life followed at the quaint Normandeau Community Hall after the graveyard service.
Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta would be appreciated.
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