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CLARK, Gerald Jay

August 20, 1936 – Lethbridge, Alberta
December 19, 2018 – Calgary , Alberta

Gerry beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on December 19, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

Gerry was born in Sterling, Alberta and grew up on the farm with his parents Deloy and Norma Clark, and his sister Janet, brother Greg and sister Margaret. He married his love, Kristy Miller on July 16, 1959. He then went on to university and became a Chartered Accountant. He worked for many years in the old patch in Calgary. He was an avid horseman and he owned 5 horses at one point and he daughter loved to ride with him whenever she could. He was known to ride on a number of cattle drives. He them moved on to work for the City of Grande Prairie for 4 years. After that he returned to Calgary and invested his time in his real passion, the old west. He became involved with the Guns of the Golden West. He loved to take his granddaughters with him when he participated in the Calgary Stampede parade. This was definitely a highlight for all of them. He was an avid gun collector and became very skilled with leather work and gun smithing. He did a lot of leather work for props for movies as well as a lot of custom articles. He became extremely skilled at making knives and many people have spent time in his basement crafting their own knives under his supervision. He loved to spend time with his great-grandson and this was the most recent light of his life.

Gerry is survived by his wife Kristy Clark; his daughter Kim Busch; sons, Corbin Clark and Jace Clark; granddaughters Hailey Busch and Paige Colle and her husband Justin; and his beloved great-grandson Cashton Colle.

Silvereye loved life and was actively involved up until the very end. He was know for his colorful sense of humor, and always loved to chat with people wherever he was. He is now riding off onto his next great journey.

Some trails are happy ones,
Others are blue.
It’s the way you ride the trail that counts,
Here’s a happy one for you.
Happy trails to you,
Until we meet again.
Happy trails to you,
Keep smiling until then.
Who cares about the clouds when we’re together?
Just sing a song, and bring the sunny weather.
Happy trails to you,
Until we meet again.
– Roy Rogers

Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (833 – 44 Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Gerry Clark, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB, T2A 3V9, Telephone: 403- 248-8585.

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  1. So very sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing.Leon saw him not long ago.Dear Sister Clark. &family ,Our thoughts are with you ! Love, Leon & Laurie Bakker.

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  2. Sad to hear of the passing of one of our beloved Lifetime Members.
    Guns of the Golden West Association

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  3. Darcy K Wheeler :

    So very sorry to hear the news of Gerry’s passing
    I just got to know Gerry in the spring of this year through the Guns of the Golden West, a truly great personality. His greater than life personality will be missed.

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