Gerard (Gerry) Charles Taillieu
September 2, 1957– August 23, 2020
It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of Gerry Taillieu at the age of 62 years, with his family by his side.
Gerry loved his country way of life and his passion for ranching and agriculture were reflected in his deep appreciation for the serenity of the land. Gerry viewed himself not only as a rancher, but as a steward of the land. But greater still was Gerry’s love for his family – “Family is ALL important”.
Gerry will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 37 years, Cheryl; his son, Grant (Hali) and his daughter, Amy (Ryan) Pfisterer; grandchildren, Brynn Taillieu, Rhett Pfisterer, Austin Pfisterer, Kendra Taillieu, Raine Pfisterer and Rory Pfisterer; siblings, Brian (Geraldine) Taillieu, Karen Taillieu, Richard (Sandra) Taillieu and sister-in-law Susan Taillieu. He will also be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
Gerry was predeceased by his parents Godfrey and Rita Taillieu and brother Denis.
Cremation has already taken place and a private family service will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Drayton Valley, Alberta on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Celebrant, Father Jaya Rajan, SAC.
For those unable to attend, the service will be live streamed – for the link, please visit Affinity Funeral Service on FaceBook or visit our website at www.affinityfuneralservice.ca
Relatives and friends are invited to join Gerry’s family on Saturday, September 5, 2020 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Outdoor Informal Open House, with light refreshments available from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For directions, please contact Grant at 780.898.5621 or Affinity Funeral Service at 780.542.3338.
In lieu of flowers and in honour of medical services received by Gerry, the family would like to encourage donations in his memory to be made at a Canadian Blood Services or to charity of one’s choice.
The family is grateful for blood services provided to Gerry and would be grateful to relatives and friends for donating blood whenever possible.
Condolences may be sent or viewed by visiting: www.affinityfuneralservice.ca.
Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere and Colleen Sekura at Affinity Funeral Service, 5137 50 Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta 780.542.3338
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