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Obituary - Gerald Weiss

Gerald Weiss

1939 - 2018

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Weiss(2018) "Punchy"

Mr. Gerald M. Weiss, beloved husband of Donna (nee Wolfer), passed away in Medicine Hat on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the age of 78 years. Along with Donna, Jerry leaves to cherish his memory: daughter, Kimberley (Kelvin) Rehm; two grandsons, Quintin and Clayton who were his pride and joy of Saskatoon; sister, Pam (Ron) Bolokoski; brother, Bill; brother-in-law, Rick Busse of Calgary; sister-in-law, Marilyn (Art) Peter of Medicine Hat as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jerry was predeceased by his parents, Elmer and Helen Weiss; sister, Donna Busse; brothers-in-law, Floyd Wolfer and Bill Flynn as well as sisters-in-law, Teanna Flynn and Mary Weiss. Jerry was born on November 2, 1939, in Medicine Hat. He grew up in the Box Springs district north of Medicine Hat where he developed his passion for rodeo. One of the highlights of his life was winning the steer riding championship at the Calgary Stampede in 1955 at the age of 15. In the early 1960’s, Jerry ranked as one of the top four bull riders in Canada. An avid sports fan, he was also an accomplished amateur boxer. Jerry fought in many matches around the province and he was a fierce competitor every time he entered the ring. He was a career employee with the City of Medicine Hat Public Works Department and sidelined as an auctioneer with Ellis Auction for over 45 years. Jerry’s favorite pastimes included going for a good cup of coffee and happy hour around the city. Family wish to extend their appreciation to Dr. Khan and nurses on the 5th floor at the hospital for providing continuing care over the past few years. A come and go celebration of Jerry's life will be held in the Ortona Room at the Royal Canadian Legion, 702 - 2 Street S.E., on Saturday, October 6, 2018, between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Friends and family are encouraged to dress casual and make use of the podium to share their own favorite memories and stories. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Jerry may be made to the St. Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice, 156 - 3 Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1 or to the charity of one’s choice.



 

  1. Julie Rogers:
    Oct 01, 2018 at 01:18 AM

    Our sincere sympathy to DonnaKim@family. Gerry will be missed by many. Thoughts @prayers for you at this difficult time. M@J

  2. Pat Munro:
    Oct 01, 2018 at 10:36 PM

    Donna, Kim and Family

    Our thoughts are with you. Fond memories growing up.

    Neil, Pat, Matthew and Laura Munro
    xxoo

  3. Ella Gagnon:
    Oct 02, 2018 at 01:58 PM

    Donna, Kim & Family,
    With our Sincere and Heartfelt Sympathy.
    May you find comfort in knowing that Gerry touched the lives of so many others and gave them the gift of many happy memories.
    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family!🙏🙏
    Love & {{{HUGS}}},❤️🤗
    Ella Gagnon & Family

  4. Gary & Judy Seher:
    Oct 03, 2018 at 06:08 PM

    Donna, we are so sorry to read of Jerry's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and Kim in your very sad time.

    Gary & Judy Seher

  5. Joyce Wittig:
    Oct 04, 2018 at 02:09 PM

    Deepest sympathy to Donna and family. May fond memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.
    Joyce Wittig and family

  6. Dennis and Arlene Kusler:
    Oct 04, 2018 at 08:26 PM

    Donna - our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. We’ll be away but remembering as you celebrate Gerald’s well lived life. Take care.

  7. Faye Knoblick:
    Oct 05, 2018 at 04:11 AM

    Donna, Kim and family: so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. It has been a journey for your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Remember all the good times and take care of yourselves.

    Faye Knoblick

  8. Florence and Lester Halmrast:
    Oct 05, 2018 at 03:34 PM

    Donna and Family,
    We are sending our sincerest condolences. Sending hugs and prayers. Les and Florence

  9. Sharon Campbell:
    Oct 05, 2018 at 08:36 PM

    Condolences to you Donna and your family. May you find support and love from friends and family at this time. Thinking of you and sending prayers and healing thoughts.

  10. Connie curtis:
    Oct 07, 2018 at 05:33 PM

    My sincere condolences Donna, Kim and family....we were out of town, but thinking of you as you go thro this time. Take care of yourselves! So sorry for your loss.

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