Brent James Charles Gettis, beloved son of Barbara and Jim Gettis, of Calgary passed away on Friday, November 2, 2007 at the age of 30 years.
Brent was born in Calgary, AB and attended Silver Springs Elementary and Montgomery Jr. High Schools. His senior high school years were spent at Brentwood College School in Mill Bay, BC. He returned to Alberta to study Engineering at the U of C. Later, Brent worked at Western Energy Ltd. with his dad, and more recently at Siemens Technologies, a job which he loved.
Brent had a great passion for music and was an accomplished Jazz Pianist. He was an adventurous person, who loved water skiing, playing hockey and downhill skiing. Fishing was Brent’s ultimate passion and hobby; he was a skilful fly fisherman and had a great knowledge of all types of fish and styles of fishing. He spent many hours casting his fly rod by his “beloved” Bow River.
Besides his loving parents Barbara and Jim, Brent is survived by two brothers, Paul and Michael; his special friend Carey Sponholz; his grandmothers Matilda (Tillie) Blake and Mary Gettis; special auntie Palma McCullagh; as well as several other aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his loving canine friend, Pookey. Brent was predeceased by his grandfathers Charles Blake and Duain Gettis. Brent especially loved his family, and he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Brent’s Life at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle, N.W.) on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre, 303 Forge Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 0S9 Telephone:(403) 253-5250 or the 1835 Recovery Acres Society, 1835 – 27th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1H2, Telephone: (403) 245-1196
In living memory of Brent Gettis, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences