Jerry passed away Monday, January 7, 2008 in Calgary, at the age of 60 after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Carolyn, who lovingly cared for him at home almost until the end. He is also survived by his son and daughter-in-law Bob and Heather Garness of Calgary, daughter and son-in-law Jennifer Garness and Darin Holst, grandchildren Jonny and Cassie Holst, all of Oakville, ON and sister and brother-in-law Donna and Don Pearse of Okotoks. He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Verna (nee Toombs). Jerry was born in Calgary and lived here most of his life. He graduated from Crescent Heights High School in 1965, and was in the first graduating class of SAIT’s Business Administration program in 1968. He worked for IBM for eleven years, six of them in Edmonton, where he didn’t become an Oilers fan. Jerry was perhaps best known for his contributions to the community as Executive Director at Horizon Housing Society, where he worked for the past twenty-four years. He had life-long friends and made many friends through his work with Horizon, CMHA and many other organizations. He enjoyed spending time on the golf course and going to football games with friends, and watching the game at home. He loved his vacations with Carolyn and friends, going to Mexico, Hawaii or other sunny destinations.
A Celebration of Jerry’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, January 14, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jerry’s memory to Horizon Housing Society, Suite 400, 1202 Centre ST SE, Calgary AB T2G 5A5 or to Hospice Calgary, Suite 900 833 – 4 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 3T5, Telephone: (403) 263-4525, www.hospicecalgary.com.
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In living memory of Jerry Hoagland, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences