Lorraine and family: I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My late husband Adrian met Jeff at Waterloo, and they became good friends, and after graduation, he shared Jeff's place in Calgary, until he could buy his own. Adrian's brother Michael also stayed with him for a while. I remember Jeff having a wood working shop in his basement at that time, and he taught Adrian some wood working skills, which resulted in a beautiful custom rocker which I treasure. Jeff also volunteered as a "bouncer" at our wedding. I remember Jeff as kind, quiet but funny, and having his very own style of common sense. I can only imagine how much of a hole he has left in all of your hearts. Eventually those memories that hurt so much today will be comforting, and you will want to hold them tightly in your hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Rosemary Sheldon (Hatcher family)
Lorraine and family, I just found out about Jeffs passing and I’m heartbroken for you. The times I saw Jeff, he was always kind and funny. Hold on to the wonderful memories you’ve made throughout the years and squeeze your grandsons a little tighter for Jeff. You’re in my thoughts and prayers, Love Pam ( Coop)
Condolences to all of Jeff's family. Very sad to hear of his passing. May your memories of happy times get you all through this very difficult time.
Lorraine and family. I am saddened to hear of Jeff's passing. He had a personality to make his size. I worked with Jeff at RMP Resources and I remember a story that I thought described him well. We were having a bbq lunch in the field to commemorate the start up of a new plant. I loaded my plate with a big steak, potatoes, vegetables and salad. I looked at Jeff's plate and all he had were two large steaks. I said, "Jeff, where's your greens?", he replied, "that's what food eats!". Jeff will be missed terribly.
I was so saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. A great neighbour for sixteen years, I shall always remember him on his riding lawn mower mowing his huge lawn, it seemed like every day. We never could keep up.
We have known Jeff for many years, meeting the family through 4-H. Later on we purchased the season tickets next to theirs for the Stampeders and have enjoyed our time spent with him and his family. Each one of our grandchildren are proud owners of mini footballs that Jeff has caught over the years. I have fond memories of working funny-money casinos with him and how he would get the people going at his Red-Dog Table. We will miss him and send out thoughts and love to Lorraine and the girls.
I worked with Jeff at Northrock Resources in the engineering department from 2001 until Jeff moved on to other opportunities. We worked on the same team, partners in developing our resources. We had daily visits that would include sharing of family stories. Jeff's were always much more interesting than mine. I looked forward to his visits, and sadly missed them when he was out in the field with his work commitments. He always made my day with a silly dry joke and made me smile with his humor. Somehow Jeff had the right medicine for each person he would touch in his life, making our days more complete. Although I haven't seen Jeff since I retired, I stayed in touch through email. His ability to send me either something humorous or about common sense was timely and always looked forward to hearing from Jeff.
Our prayers are with you and your family. My God help you through this difficult time, until we can all meet again.
Jeff was a good neighbor and friend of ours for 30 years. He never hesitated to lend his time and knowledge helping with projects that came up over the years associated with our volunteer community water co-op. He was a builder. One once completed a 20 foot high retaining wall constructed of railway ties to support an access driveway behind his home. He managed this by himself using only a 50+ year old McCormick W4 tractor that I loaned him. I once helped him lift a “roof’s worth” of new shingles to the roof of his home with that same tractor so that he could replace the old ones. He also recently remodelled the exterior of his home and constructed a two story woodworking shop with his own hands. He was a force.
I will miss seeing the lights on in his shop when I drive by…
Kat and I send our condolences Lorraine. He will be missed.
Lorraine and family, so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerest condolences, Craig and Tanya Massey and family