Jerald  Whillans

Obituary of Jerald Whillans

Jerald Whillans of Tofield, Alberta passed away at the age of 82 years on January 5, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Jerald Roy Whillans was born on May 9, 1939 to Roy and Dorothy Whillans of Tofield. Dad grew up on the family farm with his 3 younger brothers Vernon, Leroy and Barry. Jerald worked 50 plus years driving a catapillar and farming just south of Tofield.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sylvia Grace Whillans of Tofield;son Marlin of Dawson Creek, BC; daughters Marlene Steves of Vegreville, Michell (Jim) Holmes of Tofield; grandchildren Dillon Steves, Dakota, Garrett, Brett Holmes; brothers LeRoy (Sharon) of Edmonton, Barry (Diana) of Victoria, BC; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family.

He was Predeceased by his parents; brother Vernon and grandson Mark.

P.S. As you may know Jerald was a social butterfly and enjoyed visiting and drinking coffee.

Special thanks to Dr. Sabha, Dr. Jallad and all the hospital staff at Tofield Medical Clinic for taking great care of him in his last hours.

A Celebration of Life will take place at later date. 

In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation - Cross Cancer Institute.

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