March 1, 1931 – Glenbain, Saskatchewan
January 3, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta
Gerry Heebner of Calgary passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at the age of 83 years.
In his early years Gerry was an avid athlete. Gerry was well known in the SWHL as “Ole slippery”, where he was the Captain and scoring leader for the Gull Lake Greyhounds. Baseball was another passion of Gerry’s and he was known for being a big slugger.
Gerry met his life mate Monique (Mickey), and they married in 1955. Gerry took up his first posting with the CP Rail in Morley, AB. The railroad was in his blood and the family moved to numerous locations in Saskatchewan and Alberta where he finished his career in Calgary as a dispatcher.
Gerry enjoyed watching his grandkids play every sport, wherever they might play. He loved watching sports on TV and would seldom miss a game. When Gerry wasn’t telling old stories about his shenanigans with his old buddies, he would be reading his beloved western novels and there was always a “Duster” in his back pocket.
Despite his many medical challenges over the past 20 years, he never showed any sign of weakness nor did he complain. He was as tough as they come!
Gerry is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Gary Epp of Cochrane and Nadine and John David of Vancouver, BC; his son and daughter-in-law Ron and Sherry Reedy of Kingston, ON; six grandchildren, Tyler Epp (Heather), Josh Epp (Brooke), Logan David, Kelly David, Whitney Binnie (Kyle), Jesse Reedy; three great-grandchildren Emma Epp, Lucas Epp, Kaylee Binnie. He is also survived by three sisters Phyllis Hymers, Beverly Mundle (Jim), Lilian Greenslade and their families. Gerry was predeceased by Monique, his wife of fifty-five years, in 2010.
A Celebration of Gerry’s life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Gerry Heebner, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: 403-932-4740.Print This Obituary & Condolences