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GERSTMAR – Jocelyne Diane

July 18, 1947 – November 22, 2009

Jocelyne Diane Gerstmar passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 22, 2009 at the Rockyview General Hospital with her immediate family by her side. She fought and persevered through an undiagnosed auto immune disease for many years but lost the battle due to complications with H1N1. We are shocked and heartbroken by the loss of our mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend.

Jocelyne was born and raised in Montreal. She loved to travel, shop, cook, eat fine foods, listen to music, have a good glass of red wine, but most of all, she loved caring for her family. She was an extremely dedicated Hockey mom, was always well organized, dependable and was an unbelievably warm woman. Jocelyne will always be remembered for being determined, passionate, intuitive, spirited, and a great listener; she was undoubtedly a unique and unforgettable individual.

She is survived by her loving family- husband Larry; daughters Lindsay and Natalie; mother Jacqueline Lafond; sister Nicole; brother Richard; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. Jocelyne was predeceased by her father Normand Lafond.

We would like to invite family and friends to the celebration of Jocelyne’s life which will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Cochrane Funeral Home (369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB) on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If people so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Vasculitis Foundation Canada (www.vasculitis.ca). We would like to thank and recognize all the doctors, nurses and staff at the Rockyview General Hospital ICU for their outstanding efforts, compassion and care.

In living memory of Jocelyne Gerstmar a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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  1. Larry:

    I was so sorry to hear of Jocelyne’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Csilla

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  2. Andy & Jane Purves :

    So very sorry for your loss.

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  3. Dear Larry and Family

    We have not seen each other in a long time and it was with great sadness that I read about Jocelyn’s passing.

    Please accept my deepest condolences.

    Warmest regards
    Tim Zboya

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  4. Natalie and Lindsay,

    I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was truly a passionate and loving person. It was very evident that she was so proud of both of you in your hockey endeavours. Your absolute biggest fan.

    Keep your memories close.

    With deepest sympathy

    Kathy Berg

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  5. Doug & Barbara Piper :

    Dear Larry & Family,

    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Jocelyne’s passing. May your many memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Doug & Barbara

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  6. Duncan and Sharon Proudfoot :

    Larry, we are very sorry to hear of Jocelyne’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your daughters during this difficult time.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Duncan & Sharon Proudfoot

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  7. Sid & Millie Sears :

    Larry & daughters & family;
    We are saddened to read of your sudden loss of Jocelyne, our hearts and sympathy & prayers are with you.
    Sincerely Sid & Millie Sears

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  8. Dixie and Vaughn Inman :

    Our prayers are with you Larry, and your family. We were shocked to hear about Jocelyne’s passing.

    Blessings:

    Dixie and Vaughn

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  9. Lindsay,
    So sorry to hear of your (and your family’s) loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    Take care of each other
    Love, Erin

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  10. Doug & Michele Kerfoot & family :

    Larry, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. May your many memories of Jocelyn soften the tragic suddenness of her loss in time. God bless.

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  11. Bert and Susan Dreyer :

    Hello Larry and family,

    Please accept our sincerest sympathies in this time of bereavement with the passing of Jocelyne, whom we have known for many years, and whose friendship and hospitality we have all appreciated.

    It is a difficult to understand why, with so much to live for, Jocelyne’s life has so sadly been cut short. Our thoughts are with you, and your family, in these challenging times.

    Sincerely,

    Bert, Susan and family

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  12. Cathy and Dale Spackman :

    Lindsay,

    Our sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mom.

    Sincerely,
    Dale, Cathy and Jacquelyn Spackman

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  13. Rick and Barb Bain :

    We were shocked and so sad to hear of Jocelyne’s sudden passing.We have fond memories of spending time with you all at Margo and Oscar’s.
    Our deepest sympathy to Larry,Lindsay, Natalie and Jacqueline

    Rick and Barb Bain

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  14. Antonia & Ron Espiritu :

    Dear Larry & Family,
    We are sorry to hear of your sudden loss. May the love of friends and family carry you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayer’s are with you and your daughter’s.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Antonia & Ron

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  15. Doug and Donna Garratt :

    Larry, Lindsay and Natalie; we are very sorry to learn of the loss of your wife and mother and wish to extend our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time.

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  16. Dear Lindsay and Natalie – We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. From our talks with her at your Dino hockey games, it was obvious that she was so very proud of both of you. Each of you have inherited some of her finer qualities, and she will always be a part of your lives. Sincerely, Bruce and Ruth Parent.

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  17. Jocelyne Tremblay :

    Je connaissais Jocelyne, c’était mon amie quand je demeurais sur la rue Jeanne-D’arc. Je compatis avec sa famille. On s’était perdu de vue mais je ne l’avais pas oubliée.
    Jocelyne Tremblay

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  18. Gerry and Jill Vogt :

    Dear Larry and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Jocelyne’s sudden passing. Our deepest condolences to you. May God bless you and we wish you well.

    Gerry and Jill Vogt

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