Jerry LAHD

LAHD Jerry Grant, formerly of Milo, passed away suddenly due to complications from a long-standing heart condition on December 15, 2008 at Red Deer at the age of 47 years. Jerry was born August 27, 1961 at Vulcan Alberta to Grant and Betty Lahd. He was raised in both Queenstown and Milo. Jerry attended school in Milo and County Central High School at Vulcan. After graduation, he enrolled in the Radio Broadcasting program at SAIT in Calgary. Jerry moved to Red Deer in 1989 where he eventually founded his own business, Elite Fleet Courier (Red Deer) Ltd. An avid sports fan, Jerry once owned a race horse, In Tam, and played hockey and softball with the Queenstown Cleaners. The Cleaners' ongoing battle with their arch rivals, the Milo No Stars, did not result in any divided loyalty for Jerry, even though he could rightly claim to have been from both communities. When Jerry took an interest in something, it was intense and lifelong. His love of hockey extended to an encyclopedic knowledge of hockey facts and trivia and Jerry was often consulted as the final word to settle arguments. He was also a passionate golfer, reader and, most recently, a competition-class poker player. Jerry's greatest passion, however, was reserved for the raising of his two sons whom he loved so dearly. Jerry is survived by his children Brody and Riley and their mother Tina of Red Deer, his parents Grant and Betty of Milo, three brothers Rod (Leslie), Lee (Tammy), Kyle, sister Darla (Vaughan) Hartigan, nieces and nephews Rory, Natasha, Paige, Jesse, Celia, Julia and Ella, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service Monday, December 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Milo Community Hall with Pastor Reg Berg officiating. Interment Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Milo. In lieu of flowers, tributes in Jerry's memory can be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut, 100, 119 – 14 Street NW, Calgary T2N 1Z6. Arrangements in care of VULCAN FUNERAL HOME Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences to vulcanfuneralhome@hotmail.com


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