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GERARD, Coletta Mary (nee Ruetz)

October 19, 1928 – Gull Lake, SK
October 30, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Coletta Gerard, born in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan October 19, 1928 passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the age of 86 in Calgary.

Coletta is remembered by family and friends for her love of gardening and playing games and cards. She was an active member of the Catholic Women’s League in Creston, BC, and was an avid crafter, participating loyally in the Creston Fall Fair.

Coletta is survived by her children, Rita O’Halloran (Doug) of Balzac, AB, Berniece Hall (Jack) of Airdrie, AB, Dennis Gerard (Dayna) of Hunter River, PEI, Ross Gerard (Jennifer) of Sault Ste Marie, ON and Terry Gerard (Petra) of Victoria, BC; grandchildren, Kara, Christopher (Sarah), Carmen (Tony), Kelsey (Ryan), Torie, Ashlee (Nathan), Kristen (Kevin), Andrew (Jennifer), Ryan, Finn, and Piers; great-grandchildren, Ryder, Layton, Carter, Julian, and Brock. She was predeceased by her husband Alex Gerard; her parents Anthony and Appolonia Ruetz; her brothers Joseph, Leo, Cletus, and Father Albert Ruetz.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul’s Catholic Church (1305 Main Street S., Airdrie, Alberta) on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Creston, BC. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tom Baker Cancer at: http://albertacancer.ca/Tom-Baker-Cancer-Centre

In living memory of Coletta Gerard, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, AB. Telephone: 403-948-1100

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  1. Bev Grubb Panas :

    To the Gerard Family
    So sorry to hear about your mother. My parents (Monica and Irvin Grubb ) enjoyed visiting and corresponding with your Mom every Christmas. We always looked forward to Father Albert’s visits to Ontario. May all the happy memories of your Mom help you during this time of sorrow.
    Beverley and the Grubb family

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  2. To Berniece and family,
    Our hearts weigh heavy for you and we are thinking of you and your family during this time of sorrow. Heaven received another angel today. We hope you find comfort in her loving memories.
    Deepest sympathy,
    Melanie and family

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  3. Mothers are such an important part of our lives and to lose one is crushing. So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you at this very difficult time of your life.

    Love,
    Lynne

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  4. Donna and Ted :

    We are saddened by the passing of your mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and our friend, Coletta. She will be lovingly remembered. We enjoyed her sense of humour and had fun playing games with her.

    Lovingly remembered,

    Donna, Ted and family

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  5. Marc and Kathryn Paquette :

    Ross and Jennifer, Ashlee and Nathan, Kristen and Kevin;

    We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother/grandmother. It is so difficult to lose someone you love. We are thinking of all of your family during this time. Your Mom is resting in peace, Ross.
    In our thoughts and prayers.

    Love Kathryn and Marc and our family

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  6. Carron Ireland :

    I was so sad to hear that your mom had passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please take care of yourself.

    Carron

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  7. Dear Berniece:

    May you find comfort in the many memories of your mom and all she meant to you. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family at this time and in the days ahead. Sending you a big hug.

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  8. Ollie & Carl Yacyshyn :

    Very sorry to hear about your Mom passing . Our thoughts are with you.

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  9. Carol Schlachter :

    To Coletta’s Family: We wish to extend our condolences to you in the loss of your dear Mom and our Sister in the Catholic Women’s League. Please know that Coletta will be remembered during our memorial service at our Calgary Diocesan Convention in May. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Calgary Diocesan CWL Council

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  10. Bettilou (grubbe) Carson :

    To Coletta’s family – I always called her aunt even though she was a second cousin. Always a smile on her face, she was passionate about playing cards, cross stitching , and especially proud of her family. I am grateful to have had visits with her in her Creston and Airdrie homes. May you find peace in your journey of loss. With much love to each of you….Bettilou

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  11. Floorence Fontaine :

    To Auntie Coletta’s Family
    Very sorry to hear about your Mom passing . Our thoughts and prayers are with you….
    Albert & Vickie , Alex, Louise & John, Florence

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  12. I worked with Coletta at Inglenook Interiors in Creston. She was a
    wonderful co-worker and friend. I remember her warm smile and quick sense of humor, she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

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  13. Mary Tyldesley (daughter of Marg Duffy) :

    Sincere sympathy to the Gerard family, in the passing of Colette. Mom (cousin Marguerite Duffy) often spoke fondly of Colette, and of her time spent travelling to visit in the west and at the family reunion in Saskatchewan.

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  14. Gloria Preston :

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Coletta. I knew her when she lived in Creston. I housesat for her a few times, when she was away visiting family. That was many years ago. I always remember the joy she got from her beautiful houseplants especially the pink cyclamen and violets! May all the good memories of her linger on for your family!

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