1931 - 2018
Jerry Kuryvial, beloved husband of Tess Kuryvial, passed away in Taber on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the age of 87 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass was be celebrated at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 5009 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Burial followed at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Jerry is survived by his wife Tess; children Darrell (Joanne) Kuryvial of Taber, Randall (Michelle) Kuryvial of Victoria, British Columbia, Mark (Kori) Kuryvial of Cranford, Michele (Shane) Garford of Stony Plain and Trevor (Jacquie) Kuryvial of Shuswap Lake, British Columbia; fifteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Miles (Doreen) Kuryvial and brother-in-law Gaston (Lillian) Tessier.
He was predeceased by his parents Steve and Anna Kuryvial; in-laws Eugene and Aurora Tessier.
Jerry was born on April 19, 1931 in Jamieson (now Cranford) to Steve and Anna Kuryvial. He grew up in Cranford, graduated high school in Taber and then went on to graduate from Olds Agricultural College. Jerry met Tess at a “religious function” in Sweetgrass, Montana and they were married a couple of years later on November 24, 1956. They spent their early years farming and raising their five children. Together they enjoyed years of travel, curling and golf as well as many winters down south with their “snowbird” friends. Jerry was most proud of his ever growing family and the time he was able to spend with them all.