Dec. 25, 1955 – Sept. 18, 2014
Jerald Bruce Skiba was the 8th and “favourite” , child of John and Hilda Skiba. He was born in Moosomin, Sask. Jerry is predeceased by his Grandparents, his Mom and Dad, and brothers Wayne, Fred, Robert and John. He is survived by his loving wife Joan, his sons Korey (Stephanie) and Blain and three grand-children, Jakob, Alivia, and Sophea, two brothers, Ken (Carla) and Dave (Pat); one sister Judy Skiba, and sisters-in-law, Lois Skiba, Valerie Skiba and Jean (Marc) Fortin, and his mother-in-law Grace Henderson, as well as many Aunts, Uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins. Growing up on a farm Jerry developed a love of machinery, engines, and vehicles. It was there, too, that his strong, honest work ethic began. As a young man he drove truck for his Uncle, and worked in a potash mine. Later he worked for Duckerings Transport, followed by Guys Freightways. Jerry then took his Fourth Class Power Engineering, and worked for Prime Boiler until he opened his own company High Fire Boiler Service Ltd. Jerry worked hard and long, and died as he wanted “with his boots on”. He was in Grande Prairie doing an annual inspection. Everyone is welcome to come to a viewing on Thursday, September 25th at 7:00 pm, and the funeral service on Friday, September 26th at 11:00 am at The First Church of The Nazarene, 2 McVicar St., Red Deer. For those who wish donations in Jerry’s honor may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Red Deer Minor Hockey Association. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsons’funeralchapel.ca
WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements.
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