It is with deepest sorrow but unfailing hope of an eventual reunion, that we announce the passing of Gerald “Gerry” Clark Chute, 81, of Tofield, Alberta on August 19, 2021, peacefully and surrounded by loved ones.
Gerry was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Louise Chute, daughter Shelley Lea Weyland, son Martin Scott Chute and survived by his beloved wife Loraine Chute, children Lorrie Chute, Gerald (Sabine) Chute, Kelly (Rebecca) Chute, Andrew (Emily) Chute, Thomas (Sarah) Chute, Jennifer (Randy) Inglis and Sarah (Shane) Ellis, as well as 38 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, many siblings and extended family members. Gerry was born on July 20, 1940, in Innisfail, Alberta to parents Edward and Louise Chute. On July 16, 1960, he married his beloved Leandra Loraine Larson, who was the light of his life for the next 61 years. He enjoyed a long and successful career as an air traffic controller in the Canadian Armed Forces, including postings over many parts of Canada and overseas. In more recent years he became a golf and crossword aficionado. Gerry loved to read, which made him a fascinating and well-informed conversationalist. He enjoyed many outdoor activities such as camping, ccanoeing, fishing, hiking and snowshoeing and always deeply appreciated the beauty of nature. His older children may never forget harrowing weekend drives on Vancouver Island logging roads, where his adventurous spirit and driving prowess often exceeded his children’s bravery.
Gerry will be long remembered as a man of faith and courage with a proclivity for surviving against all odds and facing adversity with humor and wit. He was deeply committed to his role as a family man and had an abiding love for children, especially small children. He was a role model of patience, strength and perseverance whose example will always be cherished.
Funeral services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 5028 58th Ave, Tofield, AB at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 25th, 2021. Interment has taken place at the Tofield Cemetery.
Special thanks to the nursing staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for their expert care and sensitivity.