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GELMON, Jay Ilan

June 9, 1956 – Vancouver, British Columbia
May 24, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Jay is the son of Eva and Al Gelmon of Calgary and passed away in Calgary, on May 24, 2015.

He was born in Vancouver in 1956. He developed a deep love of family, automobiles, and travel by road. He was an avid collector of American “Power Cars” including Corvettes, Camaros, and Cadillacs. Jay’s happiest days were on the road exploring the endless North American Highways but couldn’t wait to see his brothers and their families. Jay will be forever missed.

Jay is the loving brother of Cory Gelmon of Calgary, Michael Gelmon of Calgary, and Lewis Gelmon of Victoria, BC. He is also survived by ten nieces and nephews and two sisters-in-law. He was predeceased by his mother Eva Gelmon in 2008.

Funeral Services will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 17818 37th Street S.W., (North East Corner of Highway 22X & 37th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through

Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA OF CALGARY, Telephone: 403-244-4717.

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  1. Ellen Fridhandler

    It is with our heartfelt sympathy that we extend to Cory and family our prayers on the loss of your beloved brother, Jay. We know you were a fantastic and caring brother, devoted and wonderful on every level. May you be comforted by beautiful memories on this day and always.
    Ellen and Daryl Fridhandler

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  2. Deanna Knight & Carly Knight-Singer

    We were so sorry to hear about Jay’s passing. We are extending to your family our sincere sympathies. We remember Jay as being a wonderful son, brother and a devoted uncle. May all of you find comfort as you celebrate Jay today and always with your many memories.

    Deanna Knight and Carly Knight-Singer

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