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RAPKOSKI, Jerome (Jerry) Mathias

April 4, 1939 – August 23, 2011

Jerome (Jerry) Mathias Rapkoski beloved best friend of Valerie of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at the age of 72 years.

Jerry was born in Gravenhurst, Ontario but relocated early in life to Alberta. He resided in a few smaller communities in Southern Alberta until eventually settling in Calgary. Jerry was a happy, up-beat person whose laugh could fill a room and whose enthusiasm for life was astonishing. He passed away peacefully in his sleep while he was dreaming of his next adventure. His love for driving, stock car racing, bowling, golf, horseback riding, the casino and travel was only surpassed by his overwhelming love for his friends and relatives.

Besides his best friend Valerie, Jerry is survived by his aunt Claire Cooke; two sons Lorne and Lee Rapkoski; as well as countless friends and professional truck drivers with Tri Line. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Jerry Rapkoski, 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. Teresa Langstaff :

    I am sad to hear about Jerome. He was a treasured member of our family. I thought of him often and wondered how he was doing. We did not have much time together to get to know him, but the time & stories we did share when my mother passed away were important. My mother, Dorothy Cowick (Raokoski), reminded us all that he was a part of our family and we wanted him to know this..

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  2. Dear Lorne and Lee
    My sincere sympathy for the loss of your Dad
    My Love and Prayers

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  3. My heartfelt condolences to Jerry’s family and friends. Words cannot describe the joy and happiness he gave to my sister Valerie. May memories of the laughter and love you shared bring you peace now and always.

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