BABB, Gerry

August 11, 1963 – July 15, 2023

With deep sadness the family announce the passing of Gerry Babb at the age of 59 after his hard fought battle with cancer.

Gerry is survived by his wife Juanita, daughter Dallas (Mark), brothers Kim (Wendy), Richard (Brenda) and Wayne (Laurie) along with many nieces and nephews.  He was pre deceased by his father Jim and mother Betty.

Gerry found his way into this world as the second oldest of four boys born in Red Deer and as a young child moved a few times before the family settled in Marlborough where he spent his childhood and later, bought his first home with his first wife and daughter.

In his early teens, Gerry discovered his talent in what would become a very rewarding career in construction.  He started working with family at J. Babb & Sons Grader Services, then moved on to Volker Stevin and finally, found his place as Vice President of Operations with the Marmot Construction family until his passing.

Gerry found joy in spending time with his family and liked to let off steam with his brothers during their atv’ing adventures in the bush.  He loved to travel different parts of the world and made a point to visit his favourite location, Maui – where he married Juanita, returning as often as they could.

Gerry loved to help and teach people at every opportunity.  He fought hard for everything he believed in and his battle with cancer was no exception.  His generous and fun loving nature will be incredibly missed.

Livestream invitation

The Celebration of Gerry’s Life will be live-streaming on Facebook.  In order to join this private event, you must have an account on Facebook.  To join, type “Gerry Babb’s Celebration of Life” in the search bar.  When the event shows up, click on the join button to request to join and the admins will accept your request.  Once your request has been approved, you may wish to have notifications turned on for the page.  The event will go live at approximately 1:00.

*** note: the funeral home is not involved in the livestreaming and are not able to assist should there be technical difficulties

Please see here the details for the Celebration of Gerry’s Life.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – 403-932-1039

  1. On July 17, 2023 at 7:21 pm Don & Jackie UHL Said:

    Please accept our deepest sympathy to Kim and all Babbs for their loss! RIP Gerry

  2. On July 18, 2023 at 8:21 am Dave and Leah Said:

    To Kim, Richard, Wayne and their families. What a great picture of him! Our deepest condolences on the loss of Gerry. He was a kind man who never turned his back on anyone and he had a great and mischievous laugh. He will be deeply missed by many.

    All our love
    Dave and Leah

  3. On July 18, 2023 at 12:47 pm Gloria Russell Said:

    Deepest condolences to Nita, Kim,Richard, Wayne and families!
    Gerry you will always hold a soft spot in my ❤️ So many memories I hold dear, from your childhood to present. You will always be missed now and forever! Rest In Peace Gerald!
    Love ya ❤️❤️
    Auntie Gloria

  4. On July 18, 2023 at 4:21 pm Shannon Said:

    Deep condolences to all the families at this time.
    I have so many fond memories of Gerry growing up on the farm.
    Thou we did not often see one another in adult years, we always had good laughs when we did.
    Until we meet again.
    RIP Cuz. ❤️

  5. On July 18, 2023 at 4:24 pm Shannon Said:

    Deep condolences to all the families at this time.
    I have so many fond memories of Gerry growing up on the farm.
    Thou we did not often see one another in adult years, we always had good laughs when we did.
    Until we meet again.
    RIP Cuz. ❤️
    Shannon and Tom

  6. On July 18, 2023 at 5:45 pm Julia Johnson Said:

    We are all thinking of you and extend our sincere condolences on the loss of Gerry. Love Aunty Julia

  7. On July 18, 2023 at 6:03 pm MaryAnn & John Szydlik Said:

    Our thought and prayers are with the Babb family from all of us. Rest in piece Gerry

  8. On July 18, 2023 at 6:43 pm Nadeane Baker Said:

    Biggest hugs to everyone grieving this fine man!

    Nadeane and Zachary Baker

  9. On July 18, 2023 at 7:59 pm Tracy Andersen Said:

    Juanita, and to all of Gerry’s family, my sincere condolences. What a wonderful picture of him. A beautiful smile. I know he will be deeply missed by everyone. Sending all our love.

  10. On July 18, 2023 at 9:34 pm victor shilmar Said:

    The World needs more people like Gerry. Calm, Kind and Generous. Our thoughts are with Juanita and Gerry’s family. We will miss you Gerry.

  11. On July 19, 2023 at 3:52 pm Edna Mathews Said:

    Sending our deepest Sympathy to Juanita, Dallas, Kim, Richard,
    Wayne and their families.
    Gerry you were one of a kind, a very special man
    I sure will miss our long telephone chats. RIP Gerry.
    Love Auntie Edna and Uncle Jim❤️

  12. On July 19, 2023 at 8:42 pm Roger Arsenault Said:

    Our Sincere Condolences go to Richard,Kim,and Wayne
    and Families for your loss.Jerry was always a very good
    Person as the rest of his family and will be missed by all.

  13. On July 21, 2023 at 12:12 pm Rea’s Italian Cucina Said:

    Our hearts go out to everyone who knew and loved this wonderful man. We will miss seeing him when he would come in for lunch with his colleagues at Marmot. Sending all our love and deepest sympathies. – Love from Nancy Rea and the staff at Rea’s.

  14. On July 23, 2023 at 6:41 pm Drew Lund Said:

    This picture resembles everytime I had the grand opportunity to meet this gentleman I called him cuddly BEAR
    Juanità mentioned one time he didn’t really like that nickname. But For Me it fit

    He was the most giving person for whatever reason!
    I’m sure there will be a lot of people that will miss Gerry, I’m just so happy he was part of my life be it way too short
    Will miss you Gerry
    To Juanita (Sis) I can’t express my deepest heartfelt sorrow for your loss will see soon

  15. On July 24, 2023 at 6:44 am Naomi Brock Said:

    Sending my love to all of Gerry’s family and friends.
    I will never forget his warm smile and gentleness.

  16. On July 28, 2023 at 2:26 pm james russell Said:

    rest in peace buddy

  17. On July 31, 2023 at 7:30 pm Yvonne and Cliff seibel Said:

    Gerry was the best of the best. Beautiful sincere smile and such a kind soothing voice. Our deepest condolences and supportive strong hugs to you Juanita, Dallas, Richard and Brenda, Kim and Wendy, Wayne and family.

  18. On August 1, 2023 at 10:48 am Frances Prymac Said:

    This world has lost one of the finest. Loving thoughts and prayers to Juanita & Dallas, Kim, Richard, Wayne and families. Rest in Peace Gerry.

  19. On August 2, 2023 at 1:51 pm Stan Wenger Said:

    Deepest condolences to your family from Marion and Stan

  20. On August 2, 2023 at 4:29 pm Kim Rees Said:

    My deepest condolences dearest Juanita.

  21. On August 19, 2023 at 12:05 pm Richard Barnes Said:

    I owe a great debt of gratitude to Gerry for showing me that hard work and dedication to excellence is key to success. I was fortunate enough to have worked for Gerry in the early nineties and as a result, gleaned so much knowledge and work ethic. My sincere condolences to his family and loved ones

  22. On August 21, 2023 at 1:43 pm Gail Denton (Strukoff) Said:

    My sincere condolences to you Juanita. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. I hope the wonderful times and fond memories together can help you through this loss. Thinking of you and wishing you well.
    Sincerely, Gail Denton (Strukoff)

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