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PERKS, Gerald (Gerry) Lancaster

December 9, 1931 – July 20, 2012

Gerald (Gerry)Perks beloved husband of Julie of Calgary, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2012 at the age of 80 years.

Gerry was one of two children born to John William and Bernice Perks. He was born on December 9, 1931 in Montreal where he grew up.

In 1951, Gerry came to Claresholm, AB for officer’s flight training with the RCAF. For several years during the 50’s he worked for Mannix Construction in Calgary and in many small Alberta communities. In 1960, Gerry began his career in truck transportation with Trimac Transportation of Calgary, retiring in 1992. During those years he and his family lived in Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary. Gerry spoke often of his good fortune in working for two excellent Calgary family owned companies. During the 70’s in British Columbia, Gerry was active in the truck transportation industry as a Director of the BC Motor Transport Association and as Vice-Chairman of Transport Labour Relations. He was also active in the 60’s as President of the Active 20-30 Club in Calgary. In retirement, Gerry enjoyed a variety of volunteer activities, eight years working part-time with Hertz, RVing, a few cruises and visiting some of Europe.

Besides his loving wife Julie, Gerry is survived by son Jeffrey (Tobie); daughters Leigh (Kevin) Martin and Erin Perks (James Timchak); and grandchildren, Brittany, Justine, Alex, Julia, Morgan and Nicholas. He is also survived by Jeffrey’s mother Mary Perks; brother Bill (Trish) of Calgary, their daughter Rachel, and Bill’s son Jonathon (Jane) of Vancouver. He was predeceased by his parents.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Provincial Office, Sun Life Place, 710, 10123 – 99th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1 Telephone: 1(866) 412-4222.

In living memory of Gerry Perks, 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. Tanya Shewfelt :

    Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss.

    Tanya, Becky, and Josh.

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  2. David & Sandra Weicker :

    Julie, we are so sad to hear of your loss. Please know that are thoughts are with you in this very difficult time. We won’t be able to make it next Tuesday as we are out of town, so we will be thinking of you and your family with our deepest regret of not being able to give you a hug.
    Sincerely Dave & Sandra

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  3. Wally & Marnie Sholldice :

    Julie, Leigh, Erin amd all your families..
    We are so sorry to hear this news. We have fond memories of your family on the ball diamond. With our sincere sympathy, the Sholdices

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  4. Susan Lockhart :

    Julie. It has been 20 years since we worked together at Computype. Nonetheless, I am deeply saddened at your loss. Hugs. Susan

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  5. Marcia and George Lane :

    Dear Bill,

    George joins me in extending our sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your brother, Gerry. Know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time.

    Marcia and George

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  6. Grant & Fran Riddell :

    Dear Julie, Leigh & Erin:
    We are very sorry to hear of the loss of Gerry. Grant and I always looked forward to his Christmas letter each year – filled with news of his family and all the activities for the year. It was clear that family meant the world to him. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

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  7. To All the Family:

    A sad time but remembering a life well spent. Gerry kept in touch with all of us for so many years. He will forever be missed. Farewell dear cousin.

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  8. Heather Elliott :

    Julie,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family.

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  9. Sandy Langford :

    Dear Erin and all of your loving family, I am saddened to hear of your father’s passing. May you remember only the happiest of times. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  10. Art & Diane Gauley :

    Sincere condolances in the passing of my cousin/friend Gerald. I fondly remember days spent at the Perks cottage on Lac Simon where we became close to Gerald/Bill who were like big brothers to us letting us do certain things we otherwise were not allowed to do–a time when things seemed easier and you couldn’t get in a lot of trouble. We share your grief and are thinking of you
    in this difficult time. Sincerely A & D

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  11. barry & rutelle bembridge :

    Dear Julie and family
    What a guy! fond memories and his help to us when we moved to BC those many years ago. we send you our thoughts and prayers
    Sincere sympathy
    Barry & Rutelle

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  12. Jean and John Nielsen :

    Sincere condolances to the family of my cousin Gerry. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

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