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DEFRAINE, Gerald (Jerry)

June 13, 1951 – December 25, 2012

Jerry DeFraine, husband and best friend of Karen DeFraine passed away suddenly in Kelowna, B.C.

Besides his wife Karen, Jerry will always be remembered by his sons Devin (Ashley Goertzen) and Cory, his mother Ellen, his brothers and sisters Donna (Jim) Pearson, Christina DeFraine (Don), Peggy-Jo (Tod) Brooks, Bill (Laura) DeFraine, his two dogs and many nieces and nephews. Jerry was predeceased by his father Grant.

A Celebration of Jerry’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Jerry DeFraine a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Lynne & Jim Kleingertner :

    Karen, Devin and Cory. So very sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Lynne & Jim

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  2. Jamie, Fancy, Carly and Andrew :

    Dear Karen, Devin and Cory, We are so sorry to hear about Jerry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Jamie, Francy, Carly and Andrew

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  3. Very sorry about to hear of Jerrys passing, we went through a similar situation/sudden passing with my mom Pauline 5 years ago (it sucks you cant say goodbye). The world is going to need 3 handy men to fill his shoes, I’m a trades man and really respected him for his god given abilities to repair anything and everything. Peace be with you

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  4. To the Defraine family,

    My deepest sympathies to you at this time of the loss of Jerry. He was always a kind and sympathetic man as I remember him during the family outings to Mameo Beach, and other family visits over the years.

    Please know that I am thinking of you during this time.

    All my love.

    Don Theriault

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  5. Janet & Don Payne :

    So sorry to hear of your loss. We haven’t seen Jerry for many years but he was always full of life and spunk. He would think nothing of loading us all into his vehicle and driving to the Steak Pit in Bragg Creek for dinner! We have thought about him often over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

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  6. I am very sorry for your loss especially at this time of year. Jerry was always so full of life and joy, be it at work or play or on his motorcycle. He will be truly missed.

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  7. Markie Peterson (Quigley) :

    Dear Donna,

    Please accept my sincere condolence on the sudden loss of your brother, Jerry. I trust that you will know God’s abiding comfort today and and all the days ahead. My sympathies to all of your family as well.

    Markie Peterson (Quigley)

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  8. Ilene and Doral Douglas :

    Ellen and family – our sincere sympathy for your loss. Too young to be gone. We hope your many happy memories help to get you and your children through this tough time.

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  9. Jim and Sandy Betts :

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss, particularly at a time of year which should be joyous. Our sincerest condolences to the entire family.

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  10. Patricia Rafuse (Trish) :

    I was so shocked to hear the news. My thoughts, prayers and wishes goes to the family.

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  11. Alexander (Sandy) Thom :

    My thoughts are with you guys. He was a good role model to all the boys in the boy scouts. he will be sorely missed…

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  12. Al and Shellie Kryski :

    Karen, We know that it has been many years but we have thought about you both often. Our thoughts and condolences are with you especially today. If you need any support in the months to come just send us an email…. Your old soccer buddies.

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  13. Lenore Jesty ( Alberta Infrastructure at the South Health Campus) :

    DeFraine Family,
    I am so sorry to hear the sad news of Jerry’s sudden passing. Please except my deepest and sincerest condolences to you and the entire family. He will be missed very much.

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  14. So sorry to have missed the funeral; I was really torn but didn’t know when the funeral was when I left for the lake. I would have so much liked to have seen the whole family to offer my condolences in person. Just know that we were thinking of and praying for you all every day during and since. Our love and support to Karen and the whole family. Kerry Toole and Mary Beth Manarey.

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  15. Dear Karen,
    I was so sorry to hear of Jerry’s death. Thinking of you, Devin and Cory at this difficult time.

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  16. Doug and Val Britton :

    Hi Karen, just heard the sad news about Jerry. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

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  17. Jerry was my plumber for 10 years, mastering a very complicated boiler system in our home. Although I appreciated his work, I really appreciated his approach to and belief in family and life. I am sorry for your tremendous loss.

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