It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Gregory George Jonasson of Bluffton, Alberta. Gregory passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at the age of 65 years.
Greg was born in Gimli, Manitoba where the Jonasson family resided prior to moving to Central Patricia, Ontario. He attended schools in Central Patricia, Thunder Bay, and Sioux Narrows, Ontario. Greg was a roofer by trade and worked alongside his brothers in Central Alberta. He was a great carpenter, and also dabbled in commercial fishing in Great Slave Lake, N.W.T. While in the Northwest Territories, Greg made many friends. The Northwest Territories stole his heart, and this is where Greg gravitated to later in his life. He moved to Lutsel K’e, N.W.T. to live with his brother Jerry and wife Addie. Greg loved to help family, and continued to make many friends with his kind nature. He would give you the shirt off his back – that was his caring character! Greg also possessed a great sense of humour. In the last five years of his life, after relocating back to Alberta, he got to know and love his grandchildren. They will remember him dearly.
Greg will be forever remembered and greatly missed by his loving family: his wife Louise; his four sons: Gregory William Jonasson of Red Deer; Wyatte “Kirk” Brooks also of Red Deer; Garth Dwayne (Tiffany) Sibbet of Leslieville; and Adrian Shawn Strawberry of Rocky Mountain House; his daughter Charmaine Miller-Jonasson of Thunder Bay, Ontario; as well as five cherished grandchildren: Urijah, Alida, Ryven, Jeremiah, and Nyjah; and ten step grandchildren. He will also be lovingly remembered by seven brothers: Gerald “Jerry” (Addie) of Lutsel K’e, N.W.T.; Ricky (Lorna) of Bluffton; Rennie (Charlene) of Mission, B.C.; Lynn (Corky) of Red Deer; Erwin (Rose) of Riverton, Manitoba; Walter of Thunder Bay, Ontario; and Darren of Winnipeg, Manitoba; in addition to many nieces and nephews, other family members, and many treasured friends. Greg was predeceased by his parents, Baldwin and Florence; and three brothers: Lorne, Norman, and Allan.
Relatives and Friends were invited to a Wake and Feast which was held in Bluffton on Friday, June 17 until Saturday, June 18, 2022. Greg will be laid to rest in the Northwest Territories at a later date. Condolence messages may be forwarded to the family by visiting: www.ofc–ltd.ca
Cremation Arrangements for the Late Gregory George Jonasson entrusted to the care of