Gerry reached the finish line of his year-long mental bike race against a rare cancer (GIST) on Tuesday, April 15, 2008. He was 69 years old.
Gerry’s tenacity, grit and humour were an inspiration to all who supported his ride. He will be remembered as a hero by his loving family, wife Ann (nee Bonnell), “favourite daughter” Chelsea, and best friend and son James. He will also be greatly missed by family and friends here and abroad.
“A life celebrated is a life lived.”
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, April 21, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place in Banbridge, Northern Ireland in May. 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 N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433 or to the Sarcee Hospice, 3504 Sarcee Road S.W. Calgary, AB T3E 4T4 Telephone: (403) 685-6460. The family wishes to thank Drs. Morris, Murray and Falk, the HomeCare nurses, Unit 47 and the staff at Sarcee Hospice. Thank you.
In living memory of Gerry McGivern, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences