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Gerald Arthur Filip

August 23, 1944 - June 30, 2013


In the early morning hours of Sunday, June 30, 2013, Gerald Arthur Filip, passed away at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 68 years.

Gerald was a quiet, gentle man who loved his family, his garden, his fishing and hunting and his special companion, Sparky!

Left to cherish his memory are Gerald's beloved wife, Ethel; his children Chris (Tom) of Red Deer, AB, Caroline (Randy) of Airdrie, AB and step-children; Wayne of Cranbrook and Michelle (Jerry) of Chilliwack, BC.  He also leaves behind his grandchildren; Angel, Bryanna, Mackenzie, Takoda, Kendra, Brandon, Joseph and Emily; one brother, Bruce (Laurie) of Kimberley and sister, Sue of Winfield, BC as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.  Gerald was predeceased by his father, Otto and his mother, Peggy.

There will be no funeral service by Gerald's request.  A family gathering will be held at a later date.  Memorial donations may be made in honour of Gerald to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon, 200-1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V2 or to the BC Lung Association, 2675 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC  V6H 2K2 or to a charity of your choice.  Condolences may be left for the family at 


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Bruno Geiger
Relation: grew up in Wasa

Condolences to all of the family. It has been many years since I saw Gerald, last time in Mackenzie BC. – I think in the ’70’s. A lot of time has passed since those “good old days in Wasa”. On the odd occasion that I get to drive through, I recall where all the houses were and reflect on the friends from then. May Gerald rest in peace.

From: Terry & Cathy Martin
Relation: Friend

Ethel and Family. We were so sorry to hear about Gerald and send lots of love and prayers to you at this time.

From: Tom Haverko
Relation: Long time friend and workmate

Ethel and family: I am so sorry for your loss, I ‘ve known Gerald for 30 + years, and he has always been nothing but great.As they say, “only th good die young” and Gerald was still young. (if only at heart).

From: Candace Haverko
Relation: family friend

I was deeply saddened by the news of Gerald’s passing. My heart felt condolences to Ethel and family.

From: Barb & Allan Streich
Relation: Family friend

So sorry to hear of your loss, Ethel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care.

From: Deborah Furlong`
Relation: friend

Ethel and family – my deepest condolences on your loss. That picture of Gerald brings me back several years.
Sincerely Deborah Haverko Furlong

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