It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Robert Gerald (Jerry) Jankiewicz passed away on March 8, 2005, after a bravely fought battle with cancer, at the age of 61 years.
Jerry’s work as a Civil Engineer in the Oil Industry brought his family to Cochrane, AB from Winnipeg, MB in 1980. He enjoyed his work almost as much as his family, whom he always made time for whether it was coaching baseball, taking family holidays, or a night out with Diane. Those who knew Jerry best saw through the ‘Archie Bunker’ fa_ade to the kind and caring man that he was. At no time was his gentle nature more apparent than when he was with his grandkids. Jerry was a pillar of strength to us all in life and even through his battle, he taught us all what strength and courage were about, never complaining of pain or fear, only encouraging us all to be strong. We will never forget all that he gave us. Till we meet again…
Besides his loving wife of thirty-three years, Diane, Jerry will be extremely missed but never forgotten by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Scott and Lisa and Eric; and by his three grandchildren, Alexa, Joseph and Crystal.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Friday, March 11, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (43015 George Fox Trail & Highway 22, Cochrane, AB) on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. with the Pastor Norm Miller officiating. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 944-2433 or to the Rosedale Hospice #900, 833 – 4 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3T5 Telephone: (403) 263-4525. A special thanks to all the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Rosedale Hospice , as well as to Jerry’s friends – your visits meant so much to him and us.
In living memory of Jerry Jankiewicz, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences