Gerald Halifax

Gerald Desmond Halifax

“Jed”

1932-2016

It is with deep sadness the family of Gerald Desmond Halifax (Jed) announces his passing on the morning of 18 August 2016, peacefully, at the Creston Valley Hospital.

He was born to Frank and Gwen Halifax in Trail on 27 August 1932. Jed was raised in Fruitvale along with his siblings, Norma, Freeda, Ron, Mac and Ken. Jed spent his entire life in the Kootenays. He built two homes for his family in Fruitvale for his wife Vera and four children Steve Halifax, Judy Bauer, Terry Halifax and Sandra Chenuz. Jed worked hard as an oiler in Trail’s Cominco plant before moving with his family to Kimberley where he began working at the Skookumchuk Pulp Mill. Jed later moved to Cranbrook with Anita Cameron for many happy years and continued working until retirement at the age of 65. He spent the last few years enjoying life surrounded by devoted friends at the Lions Manor in Marysville. He was always appreciated by his friends and family for his generosity, sharp wit, colourful stories, and whistling wherever he went.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Jed at the Kimberley Elks Club on Wednesday the 31 August 2016. Doors open at 3:00 PM with ceremony to begin at 4:00. Refreshments and open microphone to follow.

For those wishing to purchase flowers or make memorial contributions kindly direct them to a palliative care centre in your area.