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HEFT, Gerald Raymond

July 30, 1945 – Nipawin, Saskatchewan
June 2, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Gerald Heft passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the age of 67 years.

He lived in many places including Carrot River, SK, Red Deer, AB, Prince George, BC and Sidney by the Sea, BC. He lived in Banff last and the longest. He felt truly at home there and enjoyed seeing fellow locals when he was out walking. He worked for Parks Canada for twenty-eight years, mostly as Highways Supervisor. His latest passion was for sailing, and he had bought a sailboat upon his retirement.

Gerald is survived by his loving children, Roberta (Daniel), Rhonda (Pelham), Brian and Tracey; his grandchildren, Jaymie, Tracey, Egypt, Rheanne and Michael; great-grandchildren, Tony, Alexander and Bruce; father Albert; sister Darlene; and his brothers Pat (Shirley) and Ron (Brenda); as well as by numerous extended family members, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He was predeceased by his mother Alvina in 1999.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Gerald Heft, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Pat Wilson and Yogi HIncks :

    We always enjoyed seeing Gerald and having a chat. We both appreciated his dedication to doing a job well and keeping the roads and highways safe. We missed seeing him around Banff, Our sincere condolences to all of his loved ones.

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  2. Karla Lausen :

    Tracey, I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. It was very clear to me how much you meant to each other. You are a loving and dedicated daughter, and I saw how much he loved and respected you in return. I hope for peace for you and your siblings during this difficult time.

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  3. Dean and Colleen Geib :

    Tracey, we were very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. We know how close you were and he is sure to be sorely missed. Condolences to your family.

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  4. Gary and Tammy Foster :

    Gerald new me as the Operations Coordinator for Highways with Parks Canada. I grew very found of Gerald during the time we worked together and was surprised and pleased when Gerald arrived at our campsite on Vancouver Island to share his excitement that he was out shopping for his boat. I truly wish he could have enjoyed a longer retirement. So long Sierra 10.

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  5. Michelle Macullo :

    Sending you much love Tracey. Your father was one of the first Parks Canada employees I got to know on the job. He was kind, quietly funny and a pleasure to work with, even during stressful winter storms. While he shied away from the spotlight, his work did not go unnoticed. Thorough, caring and dependable, Sierra 10 will be missed.

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