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Yorgason, Gerald (Gerry) Dean

Gerry Yorgason

Gerald (Gerry) Dean Yorgason of Fort Macleod passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the age of 86 years.
Gerry is survived by his children John (Lonnie) Yorgason, Barry Yorgason, Cathy (Terry) Doerkson and Danny (Wendy) Smith; grandchildren Megan (Eric) Hardy, Nicholas Yorgason, Taylor Yorgason, Natasha Yorgason, Angela (Ernie) Higbee, Jamie Weiss, Jesse Smith and Adam Smith; great grandchildren Emerson Hardy, Isabella Hardy, Mack Higbee, Cameron Higbee, Greyem Higbee; and his sister Sherley Wesley.
Gerry was predeceased by his parents Nels Hollis and Laura York Yorgason; sisters Vera (Adolf) Johnson, Leola (Lawrence) Pole, Laura (Roy) Baird and Veda (Lester) Mulholland; brothers William Floyd Yorgason, Fredrick Bryon Rycroft and Edward Yorgason; brother-in-law Lee Wesley; and great grandchild Molly-Anna Hardy.
Gerry was born in Granum on Feb. 5, 1926 and was the eighth of 10 children. He took his schooling in Granum and at the age of 16 he went to work for his father at the family garage until 1960 when he came to Fort Macleod and started Gerry’s Trading Post and raised his family; Johnny, Barry, Danny and Cathy, to which his whole life revolved around.
Gerry will always be remembered being busy on the go, wheeling and dealing, travelling about, and his famous saying, “See ya later kid.”
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at Trinity United Church, Fort Macleod, Reverend Eras Van Zyl officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Fort Macleod Community Support Beds, P.O. Box 520, Fort Macleod, T0L 0Z0.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 Fifth Ave., Fort Macleod,

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